JA Snow Funeral Home

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Olive Mary Martin

8 September , 192521 May , 2019

Martin, (Brown) Olive Mary - age 93 of Herring Cove, passed away peacefully May 21st, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Veronica Brown. Olive was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend; known in the community for her quiet compassion and selflessness. Survived by her children Barbara Swinimer, Janice Lethbridge (Gus), David Martin (Wendy), Peter Martin (Debbie), Glenn Martin (Lisa), and Angela McNeill (Chris). Much loved “Nanny Olive” of David and Daniel Swinimer, Michelle Martin, Kristin Whitehead (Chad), Jenna and Lee-Ann Martin, Mary Elizabeth and Kathleen McNeill, Megan and Taylor Martin, and Ed, Tracey and Cheryl Lethbridge. Great-grandmother to Danielle, Kameron and Axl. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband Frederick Martin; son and daughter-in-law Donald and Janet Martin; son-in-law Rupert Swinimer; siblings Arnold, Allan, Audrey (Reyno) and Wallace. The family would like to send a special thank you to Janet Beattie and Susan Neklia for their care and support. Funeral service to be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 151 Hebridean Drive, Herring Cove, on Monday May 27th, 2019 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Monday, 27 May , 2019


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Helen Shaw

28 May 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, Olive. She was a lovely and kind lady and a wonderful neighbour.


Helen and Hunter Shaw

Michael & Pam Spearns

28 May 2019

To the Martin family

Herring Cove has lost another kind Mom

Olive or Mrs Martin, as we knew her , had a house that was as busy as ours

She was a rock for Fred and all of her family

I can just picture my Mom & Dad sitting in Heaven with Olive and Fred having a great “ catch up “

God’s best to all your family

Michael P Spearns

Paula Chambers

27 May 2019

Olive has now joined Fred and a host of friends. May she rest in peace. My condolences to the Martin family. Your mother made the best homemade bread!

Ruth Slade

26 May 2019

Martin Family.....I am so sad to hear of Olive's passing. She was a true lady in every sense of the word. I hope as time passes a smile will come when you think of her rather than a tear.I am so glad I knew both her and Fred. My deepest condolences to you all.

John and Oat Wentzell

25 May 2019

Dear Janice, Gus and all the family
We are saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a beautiful lady who was, no doubt, the family anchor. She will be missed but lovingly remembered by all. You have been fortunate to have had her love and guidance for a long time. We hope that many wonderful memories of your mother will bring comfort to you always.
Thinking of you at this sad time,
John and Pat

Ross McAvoy

25 May 2019

The Martin family

I am very sorry to read about your mother's passing . She was always a very pleasant lady to talk to. I regret that I will not be able to attend the service as I will be in Toronto . May she rest in peace.

Ross McAvoy