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Irma Martin
Irma Martin

Obituary of Irma Genevieve Martin

Martin (Daye), Irma Genevieve- With heavy hearts the family of Irma Martin age 90 of Sheet Harbour announce the passing of our beloved mother on March 28, 2021. Mom was the second eldest child of the late Harry and Essie (Josey) Daye. Mom was born June 6, 1930 and grew up in Popes Harbour on the beautiful Eastern Shore. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, godmother, sister, sister in law, aunt, cousin and friend. Growing up in a family of 12 her education was in a one room school. Her passion and centre of her life was her dear husband Joe and her family, always cherishing time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom enjoyed reading, especially the daily Chronicle Herald, colouring, puzzles, lexicon, daily walks, listening to her favourite CD’s. She loved fiddle music and enjoyed attending fiddle masses and concerts. She enjoyed telephone calls from family and friends and loved playing “45’s and enjoyed her many birthday card parties with family. She was our “go to” person for dates and family history. She had a great memory for birthdays and names. She never missed a birthday card/present for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a treasure of anecdotes. Being the daughter of a fisherman she loved the water and being near the water. For her 80th birthday she enjoyed a Caribbean Cruise with her children and their spouses. On her 90th birthday she so enjoyed the “drive by parade” in Sheet Harbour with many family and community friends showing their love. It made her day very special. She enjoyed trips to Ontario, Alberta and B.C. visiting with family; trips to Disney, Newfoundland and many trips around the Maritimes. She loved family gatherings of all occasion and took great pride in her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. She always said that she loved being around young people because they were interesting and made her feel young. She loved to be on the go attending different functions and events. Mom was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour. Her faith in God was profound. She was devoted to our blessed mother praying the rosary daily. She very much enjoyed her pilgrimage to Saint Ann de Beaupre and Capedela Madeline. Mom was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph (1996); precious son David (1972); sister Helen McDormand and Teena Wilson; brothers Elmer (infancy), Wallace; nephew Jamie Daye; sister in law Iona; brother in law Albert MacDormand and Wilbert Wilson. Mom was a great example of strength, courage, love, humour, determination and perseverance in the face of difficulty. Our mother touched many lives, therefore leaving behind many family members and friends who loved her dearly. She will be deeply missed by daughters Deanna (Otie) Dunn, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nora (Bill) McInnis, Bridgewater, son Joseph (Sheila) Sheet Harbour. Grandaughters Gina Dunn, Tara Dunn, Jane (John) Warner, Sarah (Eric) Anstey, Erin (Jason) Boutilier. Grandsons Billy Joe McInnis, Tony (Kristin) McInnis, Joseph Martin (Tiffany), Thomas McInnis (Melissa). Great-granddaughters Rachel Decaire, Avery-Joe Anstey, Gracie McInnis, Amelia and Penny McInnis, Aria Martin, Adalynn Boutilier, Stella Warner, Ellie McInnis. Great grandsons David and Ryan Dunn-Grandy, Jaiden Decaire, Patrick and Wyatt McInnis, Tyler and Rowan Stevens, Brady and Kayson Boutilier, Joseph Martin, Wesley McInnis, Max Warner. Godchildren Jane Warner and Rose Publicover. Sisters Laverne (Scott) Sibley, Lawrencetown, Sandra (Asad) Brahim, Edmonton. Brothers Gerald (Judy), Porters Lake, Vincent (Eileen), Shubenacadie, Harry (Mary) Ontario, Terry (Barbara), Ontario, Gary, Lawrencetown. Sister in law Edie Daye, 14 nieces, 16 nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Mom had a very special place in her heart for niece Debbie Wilson. Mom’s contribution to her family was remarkable, her presence undeniable and her impact unforgettable, re united with her beloved husband Joe and cherished son David, her journey now complete. We are truly blessed that God gave us a wonderful Mother. She gave us our first breath and we have accompanied her to her last. We were the lucky recipients of her prayers, selfless devotion, unwavering support and her constant love. In lieu of flowers donations to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be held Tuesday March 30 from 2-4 and 6-8 in DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home 22558 Highway 7 Sheet Harbour. Masks are mandatory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday March 31 at 2p.m. in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour Archbishop Martin Currie officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the funeral will be invite only. There will be a burial following the service in the church cemetery and everyone is welcome to attend, masks and social distancing required. Online condolences may be directed to www.crowellsfuneralhome.ca
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Tuesday
30
March

Afternoon Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home
22558 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-885-2411
Masks are mandatory
Tuesday
30
March

Evening Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home
22558 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-885-2411
Masks are mandatory
Wednesday
31
March

Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
St. Peters Roman Catholic Church
43 St. Peters Loop
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Invite only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Archbishop Martin Currie officiating
Wednesday
31
March

Burial

3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
St. Peters Roman Catholic Church
43 St. Peters Loop
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Open to the public following the funeral mass.