MARTIN _ Maud Dorothy September 19, 1924 - August 13, 2005 Maud died suddenly on Saturday, August 13, 2005, a little over a month before her 81st birthday. Left to mourn are her husband of fifty-nine years, John; her son Greg (Calgary); her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Rick DeWolf; her grandson Christopher and his girlfriend Elaine Tam (Montreal); her granddaughter Jennifer (Calgary); sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Bob Matthews (Salmon Arm, B.C.); sister Jessie Kelly (Calgary); sisters-in-law, Marion Moore, Margaret Burke and Mary Goddard. An intensely private and fiercely independent person, Maud's family meant the world to her. They were constantly in her thoughts. She had a special place in her heart for her son Greg and enjoyed a close relationship with her daughter Cheryl. She spent her prime years raising her two children, going back to work when they were in their teens. For years she worked with her husband as the Associate in John A. Martin & Associates. In her sixties she started traveling and enjoyed numerous cruises as well as trips to Great Britain and Europe. Her final trip was to Alaska on a cruise with her daughter to celebrate her eightieth birthday. She was looking forward to a birthday get away to Canmore with her daughter and granddaughter. Worried she would never be a grandmother Maudie was ecstatic when her grandson was born close to her sixtieth birthday. She was present during his birth and loved him dearly. He was her ray of sunshine. She never hesitated to look after him and they developed a special closeness, which deepened during trips to the west coast together. When Chris moved to Montreal to attend university she would often reminisce about the wonderful times they had shared. When granddaughter Jennifer arrived she was delighted. She faithfully attended Jen's many gymnastic competitions and dance performances beaming with pride as she watched. They shared a special tenderness towards each other. Jenny was very gentle and kind towards her grandmother, especially during these last few years, lending her an arm whenever she needed it. Maudie was a wonderful and devoted grandmother to Chris and Jenny. She was a great grandmother to their dogs Jock and Toby and to her son's dog Neiko. She lavished the same love and attention on them as she did the rest of her family. Maudie was a beautiful and charming woman who enjoyed exceptional health right into her seventies. She started to feel her age the last few years but still enjoyed living in the house she and John built until her last day. A wonderful cook in her younger years, once she hung up her oven mitts she and John were frequent dinner guests at Cheryl and Rick's and for years shared Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner with Susan Tyrrell and Brian Mills and their children, Daniel and Rosanne. She will be missed. At Maud's request, there will be no Service but those who knew her are invited to take their memories of her and celebrate her life. She is gone, but will live forever in our hearts. HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home" Telephone: 299-0100.
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Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 19, 2005