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Obituary - Martha Wilson

Martha Wilson

1920 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Wilson(2020)

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Martha Helen Wilson (nee Erickson) on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in Medicine Hat at the age of 100 years. This is a time of both sadness and celebration. It is a time to remember the remarkable woman that she was - kind, caring and loving. Family was everything to Martha. She is survived by her loving children, Rod (Rhonda), Darryl (Elaine) and Myra (Gary) Evert; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Laurence in La Grande, Oregon as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by Gordon, her beloved husband of 72 years; parents, John and Anna Erickson; ten siblings; daughter-in-law, Georgina Wilson and grandson-in-law, James Toronchuk. Martha was born on April 22, 1920, at home on the Erickson family farm north of Lancer, SK., and was delivered by her grandmother who was a mid-wife. Martha pitched softball in her younger years then played golf and curled when they lived in Abbey, SK. She was an excellent cook, baker and made the best buns and bread ever! Everyone always remarked when they stopped in for coffee, that she would go to the deep freeze and bring out a plate of delicious goodies. Martha had a quick wit about her and an excellent memory. She enjoyed playing cribbage and faithfully watched every Blue Jays game. She lived a long and healthy life and Martha’s family was so blessed to have had her with them for as long as they did. Martha’s memory will be remembered with a private family celebration at a later date.


  1. Eileen Cowtan:
    Nov 20, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Rod: Condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Graham spoke so highly of both his grandma and Grandpa Gordon. I met Martha only a few times but remember her sense of independence and humour. She lived a good and long life. You will all miss her.


  2. Betty-Ann & Denis Lefebvre:
    Nov 20, 2020 at 01:02 PM

    Rod & family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. A grand lady & she lived a long grand life. May she rest in peace with her beloved Gordon.

  3. Doreen:
    Nov 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Condolences to all the family, l will treasure the fun times l spent with Martha, loved her jokes & stories a very special friend.❤️❤️

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