It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Suzanna Martin on June 20, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was 66 years of age.
Suzanna was born in Lethbridge, AB on August 15, 1952 to parents, John and Suzanna Verbaas. Along with her six siblings, she was raised to appreciate all of life’s blessings and to treasure family. In 1964, the Crowsnest Pass became Suzanna’s home and, surrounded by family, friends and the beauty of the area, she remained there until her passing. The Crowsnest Pass is also where she met and fell in love with Charles Martin. The happy couple married on August 18, 1994.
Suzanna loved spending time outdoors camping and fishing, and enjoyed quiet moments knitting and crocheting. She also liked to socialize over a game of cards, or out with Charles at Lions’ functions and at the Legion. Suzanna’s warm smile and kind nature will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is her husband, Charles Martin of Bellevue, AB; her daughter, Susan (Jay Fyten) Verbaas; her grandchildren, Kara and Jacob; her brothers, Jake Verbaas, Jim (Linda) Verbaas, Henry (Lena) Verbaas and Conrad (Anne) Verbaas; as well as her extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Johannes “John” Verbaas in 1988; her mother, Dirkje Suzanna Verbaas in 1989; and her sisters, Heiltje Verbaas in 1939 and Betsie van der Linden in 2014.
The Memorial Service will take place at the Bellevue Senior Citizens Club (2413 – 213 Street, Bellevue, AB) on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00pm. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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