Obituary for Betty Clara Martin
Suddenly, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Betty Martin passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born July 7, 1935 in MacGregor, Manitoba Betty was the eldest of four children. She married Lorne Martin on November 8, 1958 and they had two children, Scott and Bradley. Betty had an outgoing and friendly personality that made her memorable to many and a perfect fit in the variety of sales positions she held over her working career, from Avon to Yeager’s Furs to flea markets. She enjoyed chatting with people and had a gift for sales. When not at work, Betty enjoyed traveling, reading, needlepoint and shopping for a bargain. She was especially proud of her family, following and supporting them at any event they were involved in from baseball to hockey; playing, umping or coaching. She loved a good murder mystery, going to garage sales and holding her own garage sales. A self-proclaimed casino fanatic, Betty enjoyed her bus trips to various casinos, the camaraderie of like-minded people on the bus, the challenge of beating the machines and hearing how others played and won. After Lorne’s passing in 2006 Betty found a best friend in a furry little puppy named Jasper. She spent a great deal of time looking after him, walking him and enjoying his company. Betty is survived by her eldest son Scott (Lisa), grandchildren Tyler (Natalie Forsyth) and Allie, her youngest son Bradley (Karen), and brother Glen (Melorie) Ormiston. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Martin, parents Jim and Christina Ormiston, sister Beatrice Seafoot (Ormiston), and brother Jack Ormiston. The family would like to thank family and friends for their support during this difficult time, messages of condolences, visits, flowers and food were greatly appreciated. The Celebration of Betty's Life took place at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Mrs. Elsie Dickenson officiated. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7M6.