Voth, Martha

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Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made In Martha's memory to the Salem Foundation Inc.
Martha Voth (nee Falk)
1936 - 2020
 

Born: June 14, 1936

From: Altona Manitoba

The children of Martha Voth would like to share that our mother passed away Monday April 27th. Dad has been gone many years and mom started showing signs of Alzheimer’s shortly after he passed. She and Dad cared deeply for each other but the Alzheimer’s took away her memory so she did not have to grieve dad long.  Our memories of mom are an energetic lady who was not afraid to try something new.  She was a stay at home mom for the early years. When her boys were in junior high she took a job at the bakery in Altona. Later she worked with the Altona Echo as a journalist. She was not one to say “I can’t do that”.  She returned to finish High school with Roxanne (her youngest daughter) and then went to study nursing at Grace hospital with Sherry (her oldest daughter).  It took her an extra year to finish nursing school, but she finished it.  She was very proud of this achievement.  She practiced nursing in Altona personal care home for a while, but her need to “walk to the beat of her own drum” caused her to go into business.  She became a massage therapist and health food supplement consultant.  Her and Dad ran a retail business/massage therapy clinic across from the old post office in Altona for many years.

Mom was a passionate and intense person.  Feelings were not held in at our house.  But we had the freedom to express how we felt, as did she.  We worked things out. Sometimes several times, but we worked things out. 😊

 Dad said he noticed her sitting at the back of the class at MCI high school when they were teens. She was always laughing, and he found that attractive. She was the light of his life. 

I am happy for the mother I had, and look forward to having her meet me at heavens gates when my time comes.

Dan Voth – Eldest son of Martha Voth

 

 

#1 Jan Fryer 2020-04-30 09:13
Dear Family,

I want to wish you our most sincere condolences in the passing of your Mom. I have so many great memories of spending time with all of you and, your beautiful mom and will forever cherish those memories.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.

With love
Your cousin, Jan (Vic) Fryer.
#2 Mary Neufeld 2020-04-30 17:57
Your mother was a very special sister and she was definitely her own person. I admired her for her courage to be herself and not worry about convention. She loved her children and was proud of you. I will remember her for her mischievous laugh and her love of sharing the laughter and so many other things. The stories we can share!
My thoughts are with you as you mourn the loss of your mother and yet are happy for her in that she is not suffering anymore. Love you all. Aunt Mary
#3 Ann Kroeker 2020-04-30 21:50
Sincere sympathy to all the family.
I worked with.your mom at Eastview. We had such good times reminiscing as we worked. What a courageous woman she was!
#4 Liane & Al Haviland 2020-05-01 08:30
Our heartfelt Condolence for the loss of your mother, we pray your faith will give you strength and may you find solace in the lovely memories you shared with your mom.
#5 Doreen Helen Klassen 2020-05-01 10:09
Dan and Don,
Always great to have you in our home in Winkler. Blessings as you remember your mom.
#6 Martha Martens 2020-05-01 11:08
As you grief the loss of your mother, I am sure it is Rejoice in Sorrow. Rejoice for her home going yet at the same time there is an empty spot in your life. Our sympathy.
#7 Elizabeth Falk 2020-05-01 11:14
Sincere condolences to Dan, Don, Sherry, and Roxanne. I cherish an early memory of your mom teaching me to play 'Saviour like a shepherd lead us' on the family pump organ, along with one of my last memories of her. i.e. sharing Holy Communion at Salem Home. We were sitting in the common area when two men in black coats walked in and set up a table directly in front of us . . . serving bread and 'wine' to all of us. Your mom was nearly nonverbal by then; but both of us were aware of what was being granted to us . . When I called your Uncle John, he asked about all of you and recalled that your Grandpa always called Sherry 'Cherry'. Sending comfort and love to all of you.
#8 Sheila Leatherdale 2020-05-02 21:09
When my Dad was at Salem that is how I got to know Martha.
Sorry for your loss
#9 Marie and Henry Dueck, 2020-05-05 21:00
Words of comfort and condolences to all of you Don, Dan, Sherry, Roxanne, and your families. The Lord is your shepherd, you will not be in need. God's grace, love and comfort embrace you all. We have connected with your family since we came to Altona in 1964. We cherish the contact with your parents and events we shared, including a wiener roast on a snowdrift! The last chapter of your mother's journey has been difficult. Now she is at peace in the eternal presence of God! God's peace be with you.
#10 Curt reimer 2020-05-11 22:32
Great memories visiting with Martha

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