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Thursday November 26, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Masks are highly recommended). Please note that 10 maximum at one time will be allowed in the building for viewing.
Please note changes to funeral announcement. Due to Covid-19, a private graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery.
In memory of
Esther Martin (nee: Jackle)
February 04, 1929 - November 21, 2020 - Age 91


February 4, 1929 – November 21, 2020
With sadness, we announce the passing of our dear and precious Mom, Grandma, Oma, Auntie, sister, cousin, and friend, Esther Martin. She was loved, admired and respected by everyone who knew her. Her family and friends were her life. Although we grieve our loss and feel an incredible absence from our lives, we are so grateful for the many cherished memories we will hold forever because of her. She is survived by her five children, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Brian (Michelle) with Boyd (Natalia), Bennett and Bree, and Tara (Jarrett Simpson); Margaret (Rodney) Brusky with Priscilla, Roderick (Sherrisse Belhumer) Alyssa, Brooklyn, Danielle , Caleb, Kaitlyn, and Ryland; Barry with Stephanie Martin (Brenda Bower), Wade (Sara) Martin, Sara Martin (James Newby); Mavis Martin; and Bryce (Tracey) with Dallin Martin (Brianna Bridle), Jocelyn (Seth Kielly) and Reagan (Jana Ham) along with many nieces and nephews, two brothers Harold (Irene) and Gordon (Anita) and sister-in-law Margaret Jackle. Esther was predeceased in 2001 by her loving husband and friend of 49 years, Bruce; her parents Louis and Caroline and her youngest brother Edwin. Esther was born in Weyburn and moved to the Ingebright area as a young child and attended school at Pontoville near the family farm. She married Bruce on June 5, 1952 in Christ Lutheran Church at Ingebright, the same church her parents Louis and Caroline married in 1927. Mom and Dad’s farm was 4 miles east and 6 miles north of Golden Prairie. They lived in the house his parents built. In 1967, they moved to the “new” home across the road. Exciting times! In 1984, Esther and Bruce moved to Medicine Hat to the home where Mom lived until her passing. Wherever they lived, everyone knew of Esther’s faith in God, her love of family, commitment to community and her culinary and horticultural expertise. Her children’s ball teams will attest to the hospitality and food she provided at so many Sports days over the years! She loved to watch her kids and grandchildren play ball, curl and other activities. Everyone at the Golden Prairie Curling Club waited with anticipation for Esther to bring her home-made soup. She loved to play cards; whist, canasta and gin rummy amongst her favorites. Her yard was filled with beautiful and aromatic flowers and plants. She felt such joy sharing her garden produce and delicacies. Esther was very committed to her church in Fox Valley and then Medicine Hat. She loved to contribute to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and their many activities! Who will ever forget the beautiful flowers she brought to church on Sunday mornings? The family wish to extend appreciation to her family physician, Dr. Ruzycki, who served her and Bruce for many years. Many thanks to the staff of Home Care who were so supportive, respectful and caring. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Masks are highly recommended). Please note that 10 maximum at one time will be allowed in the building for viewing. Due to Covid-19, a private graveside service will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Esther with a donation, may do so to Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 - 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, T1A 5M1 or to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, c/o St. Paul Lutheran Church 515 Sprague Way S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1B 4A7. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Esther Martin.

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Message from Hazel Willis November 24, 2020
Mavis and Family
My heartfelt sympathy to you all. I have many fond memories of Mama Martin always with a smile and a laugh. Cherish your memories and share them always ❤️
Hazel Willis
Message from Don & Marie Boschee November 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the Martin Family , treasure the memories , may she RIP .
Don & Marie Boschee
Message from Larry Gertner November 24, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family members on the passing of a warm and friendly woman that I recall from my childhood memories. May she be reunited with the love of her life!!
Larry Gertner
Message from Michelle, Mark & Zack Freeman November 24, 2020
Mavis and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family on the loss of your mom xx
I have so many fond and fun memories of "Mama Essie", that I will treasure, as you will treasure the many memories you have had together. She was a much loved woman who led a long and beautiful life may she RIP x
Michelle, Mark & Zack Freeman
Message from Michail and Norma Palahniuk November 24, 2020
Mavis and family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May she Rest In Peace. Michail and Norma Palahniuk
Michail and Norma Palahniuk
Message from Bert, Jackie @ Samantha Steele November 24, 2020
Mavis, so sad to learn of your mom's passing. Seeing her with you at hockey games, she always had a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. She will truly be missed. Our condolences to your family.
Bert, Jackie @ Samantha Steele
Message from Eric and VIOLA..(nee muhlbeier) November 24, 2020
OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF YOUR MOTHER SHE EAS A LOVELY LADY,
Eric and VIOLA..(nee muhlbeier)
Message from Donna Regan November 25, 2020
Mavis, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Such a nice lady, she will be missed.
Donna Regan
Message from Elsie and Perry Stern November 25, 2020
For the Martin Family Sorry to hear of your Moms passing, Its hard to loose a Mom. Think of the good times you shared with her and smile. Our thoughts are with you, take care.
Elsie and Perry Stern
Message from Frank and Lorraine Hilgendorf November 25, 2020
To the “Martin Clan”. You all have lost a wonderful lady but reflect back to all the wonderful memories you have of her. I too shall reflect upon the memories of her, growing up on the farm only a couple miles apart. Many bike trips were made back and forth! May she Rest In Peace. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Lorraine Hilgendorf (Unrath) and Frank Hilgendorf
Frank and Lorraine Hilgendorf
Message from Harold Brucker November 25, 2020
My condolences to all the Martin Family. Always enjoyed visiting with Esther. Her memories will always be with me. Now she rests in peace with the Lord. God bless all of you.
Harold Brucker
Message from Curtis & Vera Winkler November 25, 2020
Deepest Sympathy Bryce , Tracey & Family. Hard times with Covid 19. Normally we would be chatting & giving hugs. We are sending our hugs & prayers out to you & pray the next time we see you we can actually do the hugs. Cherish your memories & know that we are thinking of you. Hugs
Curtis & Vera Winkler
Message from Val & Margaret Miller November 26, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all the Martin Family. Your mom was such a dear friend, she will be missed. Hugs & prayers! God bless you all. Sincerely Val & Margaret Miller
Val & Margaret Miller
Message from Cory and Jackie Schell November 26, 2020
Our heart breaks for Mavis, and the rest of the Martin family.. Mom Martin was a very special lady, and always took you in, like one of her own... She greeted you with a smirk, and a side ways glance, especially when she knew we stole Mavis away, on butchering chicken days.... Memories of "mom Martin" will warm our hearts forever.. Hugs to you all!!
Cory and Jackie Schell
Message from Deanna and Ray Ries November 26, 2020
Our warmest condolences to all of the Martin family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Wish you strength and peace during this hard time. Sincerely, Deanna and Raymond Ries
Deanna and Ray Ries
Message from Stan Steier November 26, 2020
Condolences to the Martin’s 🙏🙏
Stan Steier
Message from Carol "Winkler" Lees November 26, 2020
Mavis and the Martin Family. My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of you Mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Hold strongly onto your memories of a very special lady and the all the treasured time you have shared with her.
Carol "Winkler" Lees
Message from Harley and Elaine Pollock November 26, 2020
To the Martin family,. May time and your cherished memories ease your sorrow at this difficult time and in the following days . We both have fond memories of the Martin family at many sports days but I remembering visiting in the stands or on the grounds as we cheered on the boys. Your Mom was a “Super fan and Super lady” . She and your dad were never to busy to stop and visit or say hello. Condolences to the family.
Harley and Elaine Pollock
Message from Audrey & Lorne Sass & Family November 26, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Martin Family ❤️Esther was a wonderful & beautiful person & we will all miss her dearly
Love Lorne Audrey Landon Brielle & Cohen
Audrey & Lorne Sass & Family
Message from Arlene and Mike Keck November 26, 2020
Dear Mavis, Brian, Margaret, Barry, Bryce and the rest of the Martin families our deepest sympathy to you all. Esther so enjoyed seeing our group of girls showing up at her house to have a visit with her and Mavis. She always had extra special lunches packed for Mavis on her girls road trips. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Hugs to all. Arlene and Mike Keck
Arlene and Mike Keck
Message from Donna & Ivan Muhlbeier November 26, 2020
To the Martin family, friends ,and relatives. Our sympathies, at this time and more importantly may you all reflect on the great times we shared with this wonderful lady. I recall many fond memories of bike rides to visit and play with the kids as a youngster, always greeted by a smiling Esther. May she rest in peace
Donna & Ivan Muhlbeier
Donna & Ivan Muhlbeier
Message from Darrell and Ruth Schaffer November 28, 2020
Mavis and family, we are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you all.
Darrell and Ruth Schaffer
Message from Wayne and Laura Rath November 29, 2020
To the Martin family. Your mom was a inspiration to all who knew her. Carry her in your hearts forever. Our hearts go out to you all.
Wayne and Laura Rath
Message from Don and Lisa Sweet November 30, 2020
Sending our condolences Mavis. Many conversations of our parents friendship. Memories you will treasure in this difficult time, hugs to you
Don and Lisa Sweet
Message from Kendra and Andy Volk December 03, 2020
We’re so sorry to hear of your mom/ grandma’s passing. May God wrap her in His arms and welcome her home. I have very fond memories of her at the curling rink and ball diamonds, cheering her teams on.
Hugs to all of you
Kendra and Andy Volk
Message from Coreen Wickenheiser December 14, 2020
To the Martin family....please accept my most sincere and heartfelt condolences in the loss of your beautiful matriarch. She leaves behind a legacy of a most wonderful, kind and respected family. Apologies for this late message, I just today learned of your great loss...
Coreen Wickenheiser