Mary Martin

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Mary Louise Martin

(November 20th 1957 to June 11th 2020)

 It is with heaviest of hearts that we, the family of Mary Martin announce her sudden passing on June 11th 2020, at Brantford General Hospital.

In her final hour, she was with her beloved life-partner and soulmate Dave Johnson and her loving children Ardie (Taylor & Emree) and Jade (Martin).

Big sister to Tony Martin (Bev Lickers), Kenny DeCaire (Tanya Martin) Cam DeCaire, Sister-in-law to Tim Johnson (Dana) and Daughter-in-law to Bette Johnson.

Mary is survived by many nieces and nephews; Reid, Naomi, Allen, Jolene, Nicole, Cara, Falen, Kai, Tawi, Kati, Tsiako, Ohyagwahs, Danny, Reannen, Tianna, Lucas and many great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandmother So:t “Lizzie” Monture, her mother Wilma “Bape” Martin and father Allan DeCaire, her niece Yegwenye:s, Father- in-law Carl Johnson and Brother-in-law James Johnson.

Mary will always be remembered in our hearts and our minds as the beautiful woman with warm, soft, Green/Hazel eyes, silly little giggle, long black hair, and the most stellar Jewelry collection.  Her cute 3-legged companion Pippie will greatly miss her time with Mary. She was always a steadfast and kind woman who did things her own way, we will continue to strive to embody her best qualities.

Thanks and Gratitude goes out to BGH for doing their best during these contentious times, to the countless Community members and Organizations who donated so much food and drinks, The Family would like to thank Elected Chief Mark Hill for his work behind the scenes on our behalf, deeply appreciated Mark, a special Thanks to Glenn Styres for his willingness to put aside his own business considerations so the Johnson family could mourn and grieve in Peace, a true unselfish action. A heartfelt thanks to the cooks Dawn, Missy and Sydnie (Sis), they did an amazing job of cooking, cleaning as well as providing an enormous amount of love and support way past the call of duty..Nya:weh Go:wah, to Eddie Thomas and the rest of the wake Singers for helping us through the long emotional night. Special thanks to these amazing gentleman, Jock Hill, Scottie (PR) Hill and Dave Williams for their Traditional Knowledge in helping and preparing Mary for her journey to the loved ones who passed on ahead of her, they all provided Myself as well as the Family with comforting words and advice, We can’t thank you Guys enough…forever indebted. A sincere Nya:weh to Niece/Cousin Jolene and her boys for helping out with every task that needed to be done and her generous emotional support, Thanks to Bill Lofthouse and the Funeral home for their Patience and understanding of what we wanted done and seeing that it happened. On a final note Nya:weh Brother-in-law Kenny who provided us with a huge amount of Cultural guidance, advice, moral support, a shoulder to cry and comforting words to help us carry forward. A super Nya:weh:go:wah to Sister-in-law/Aunt Tanya for going above and beyond to ensure our family persevered through this tragedy by giving us her endless energy, providing organization through the chaos and being the driving force and soul that we all needed. Thanks to those who reached out with kind words and messages via social media and apologies to anyone we may have missed.                                                  

                                                      Remember Who You Are” – The Lion King



Posted by Jane Burning on
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing many memories of Mary. Sending prayers to you all as you journey through this difficult time.
Posted by Shirley Bomberry on
Shocked and sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She truly was a beautiful, kind and gentle soul. My sincere condolences to all of the family for her loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Posted by Dee Powless & Jim Obediah on
Sorry for your loss. Condolences with hugs and prayers for you and yours!❤️
Posted by Shirley W Johnson on
I met Mary 30 plus years ago. We worked together and instantly became friends. As the years went on, we lost contact with each other. My sincere condolences to Mary's family.
Posted by Pauline Van Every on
Mare as I always called her was a wonderful person to work with. I knew her through Jamieson school and I can honestly that she was always smiling and positive and ready to help anyone at any time. Only once did I see her not happy in all the years she was at Jamieson, 15 years I'd think and all she did was make a face. I loved that she had a winter car and a summer car. And she would go to Dover for Friday, the 13th with all those biker people. Mary was a wonderful woman and I'm the better for knowing her.
Posted by Dave and Kathy Jamieson on
Mary was always so kind and greeted everybody with her beautiful smile. Our thoughts are with your families during this difficult time.
Posted by Darryl Hill and Patty Doxtdator-Hill on
Condolences to Dave, Ardie, Jade and family. Mary was a beautiful, kind, caring soul. Her presence will be missed around the hallways of the schools where she always greeted so many with a smile and a friendly sgę́:nǫˀ. Mary loved sharing stories about her family, always beaming with pride as she talked about her families many adventures. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as your grieve.
Posted by Tim & Brenda Cassidy on
Dave and family, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mary. You have our prayers and condolences.
Posted by Tim & Brenda Cassidy on
Dave and family, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mary. You have our prayers and condolences.
Posted by Kathy Laforme on
My sincere condolences to Dave, Arty and Jade. I was shocked to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a long time friend and co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Posted by Donna on
So very sorry to hear about Mary. My sincere condolences to Dave, Ardiie and Jade. Mary always hard a kind word for everyone.
I’ll miss her happiness and caring way.
Posted by Barbara Miller on
Condolences to the family and her many friends. My sister, 84 years, worked with her years back at the day care. She said she had a gift when it came to teaching children.
Posted by Wendy Dow on
Dave, Ardie, and Jade
I was so saddened to hear of Mary’s passing.
She was a beautiful soul, and will be remembered by many as such,
she treated everyone with open kindness.
Deepest condolences.
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