Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel
& Cremation Centre
Margaret Beaton Martin (Rita), age 78, passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake. She was born on September 11th, 1939, in Glasgow, Scotland to James and Margaret Hubbert. She married James Martin on January 28th, 1961. Loving mother of Paul (Sharon), Stephen (Candace), Tracy (Craig) and Scott (Tanya). Proud grandmother of Derek, Jenna, Hannah, Jaime and Sophia. She was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents and her only brother, James Hubbert. Rita faced many challenges and difficulties over the years but placed her faith and confidence in the Lord, which sustained her. She devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. Rita loved life and the people around her; she exuded kindness and compassion and always thought of others before herself. She enjoyed spending time with her countless friends, watching curling, playing scrabble, volunteering and being involved in many activities at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7th from 7-9pm and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 8th , 2018 at 10 am, both from Our Lady of Fatima Church. Father Paul Conway officiating. Internment will follow at Woodlands Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Women’s Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake or to the Elliot Lake Palliative Care Program.
Rita’s family would like to thank Dr. A. Purzner, Dr. M. Stirling, Dr. J. Long, Dr. D. Matheson and the third floor nursing staff of St. Joseph’s General Hospital for the exceptional care provided. Also, thank you to wonderful “family” and friends for their love and support during this time.
To Paul, Stephen, Tracey, Scott & families :
What a beautiful picture of my smiling "chatty" friend. Very sorry she had to leave us but I have so many wonderful memories of this kind, caring & generous lady. We are all blessed to have shared in her life. Sorry I can't be there for her celebration.
Kindest Sympathy - she was so very proud of each of you !
Today our hearts are saddened and heavy with the passing of our dear friend Rita.
We only had the privilege of knowing her for a little over ten of the years that we've lived here in EL. In that time she has always inspired us by her fortitude, strength and courage in how she lived and dealt with life's challenges. She has been a shining example to so many of us in the community at large, and to those of us at Our Lady of Fatima who will forever miss the many chats and happy hours spent in her company.
May God Bless you Rita and may He forever hold you safely in the palm of His hand.
Victoria and Rory
One of the most beautiful souls who walked on earth. May she soar in Heaven.
She was a true blessing to my mother.
Our sincere condolences to her family. We are so sorry for you loss.
Please accept our most sincere condolences. We always enjoyed spending time with your mother. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life. She will be dearly missed.
Lovely Rita. Our hearts and condolences go out to the Martin family for your loss. Rita was a special lady. We'll always remember Rita as a warm, kind hearted soul and yet with just the right amount of fiestiness to keep everyone in check. We're so happy that Rita was a part of our lives. We'll always have fond, fond memories of her. A special lady. Lovely Rita.
The Snow Family.
Jackie, Rob, Jeremy. Amie & Emma
It was with great sadness that I read this obituary. Wee Rita was one of a kind...generous with her time and spirit. She had a wonderful sense of humour. She will be missed! Carole Palmer
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.
Please know you are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Take care of yourself hen.