MARTIN, Maureen (nee MacDonald)


June 23, 1941 – October 29, 2015 | A great and beautiful light has faded gently from our world.  Maureen passed away peacefully at ARCH in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

A long time employee of Bell Canada, Maureen cultivated many lasting friendships and enjoyed travelling with Papa, and crocheting blankets for her family, friends and for ARCH.

Maureen is survived by her loving husband and best friend, John Randall Martin (Randy), her three children, Brian, Cathi and Debbie, and Nana of Andrew John and Briana.   She will be missed by her very special sister in-law, Barbara Wright (late Ozzie), and is special Aunt of Nancy, Brenda, Valerie, and Steve, and a loving great Aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Stuart and Edythe MacDonald and her sister Barbara Barritt (George) and sister-in-law Donna Delong (Fred).

A celebration of life and a “nice lunch” will be held on Sunday, November 1st at O’Sullivan Funeral Home, (215 St. James Street, Corner of Cathcart & St. James St.s).  Visitation will be held from 11 am to 2 pm, followed by a service in the Chapel.

A very special thank you to Scott and Frank of Ideal Pharmacy, to Donna-Rae and Pressy for their incredible homecare, to Dr. Ianni , Dr. Booth,  Dr. Spadafora and all of the staff and volunteers at the Cancer Clinic for their kindness and compassion.  The family extends their utmost appreciation to the volunteers, PSW’s and Nurses at ARCH Hospice; an incredible team that provides quality of life to not only their patients, but their families.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to ARCH and Sault Ste. Marie Area Hospital Cancer Unit.

Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 215 St. James St, 705-759-8456. Messages of sympathy, condolences and flower orders are available on-line at