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Mary Martens (nee Wall)

On April 9, Mary was welcomed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Henry, daughter Darlene (Rick Banman); son Alvin (Crystal); son Richard (Marie); grandchildren Ryan (Chantal); Jenessa (Ryan Bartel); Haeli and Reid; great grandchildren Riley, Brooke Banman, Brayden and Kayleigh Bartel. She also leaves to mourn 3 sisters, 2 brothers and a large extended family. Mary was predeceased by one son in infancy, her parents, Jacob and Mary Wall and one brother.

Mary was born to Mary and Jacob Wall on January 31, 1935. She spent her childhood years in Culross, Manitoba and attended Castleton School until Grade 8. She went on to continue her schooling at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg. After high school she went on to attend normal school to receive her teaching degree. She taught for nine years after that. In 1963 she met her soul mate, Henry and it didn’t take long before a wedding was planned for July 18, 1964. They began their married life in Killarney, Manitoba and moved on to Gladstone in 1967. Life was busy for Mary, raising children and caring for her house and home. In 1971, Henry and Mary made the move to Culross to farm the same land and live in the same house that she had grown up in. Together they farmed and raised their family there for 25 years.

In 1996, they built their retirement home and moved to Elm Creek. There Mary enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, having coffee with friends and neighbors, going for scenic drives around Manitoba and taking time for holidays. Mary will always be known for her hard work and dedication with everything she did. She could always be counted on by her parents to help in the household chores and with the caring for her younger siblings. Later in her married life she could always be found working side by side with Henry in the field, in the barn, in the yard or in the house. She was never afraid to her hands dirty and get the job done.

A very important part of Mary’s life was her faith in God. She was always faithful in her time spent reading the Bible and praying. She was an active member in her church and lead various committees and bible studies throughout her years.

Mary’s health began to decline shortly after their move to Elm Creek.  She began to show signs of dementia and her hip began to give her pain, so much that in 2010 she received a hip replacement. It was also at that time that Mary was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. By 2011, the time had come for them to move on to Carman when it became too difficult to keep up with the house and yard. Since their move, Henry and Mary have been enjoying the company of friends old and new at Meadowood Estates. Mary spent the last 3 ½ years in the care of the wonderful staff at the Carman Hospital and Boyne Lodge. The family would like to thank the Hospital and Lodge for the wonderful care that she received. The staff all became a special part of Mary’s life.  

To finally be healed and in the presence of her Lord and Saviour was our greatest wish for Mary especially these past few weeks. To celebrate Mary’s life, funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, 2pm at the Elm Creek MB Church.

As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home, Box 910, Carman, Manitoba, R0G 0J0 or to Winkler Bible Camp, Box 2340, Winkler, Manitoba, R6W 4C1.


#1 Lesley Knight nee Best 2019-04-12 17:21
My condolences on your loss. Mary was one of my elementary school teachers and boarded in our home in Fortier. Find memories

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