Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel

322 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, ON


Elizabeth "Betty" Martin

4 May, 191916 February, 2020

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Betty passed away peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital surrounded by her loving family at the age of 100. Betty was born in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), ON. She moved to Hamilton in 1934 and graduated from the High School of Commerce. Her lengthy career as secretary included the RCMP during WWII, the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, and local architects. Betty was a faithful, long time member of Westside Baptist Church where she sang in the choir under six successive conductors. Betty liked her bacon crispy and her coffee black! Betty will be greatly missed by her daughter Charlene (Iverson) Keuhl and granddaughters Anne and Amy; her son Gerald, granddaughter Cheryl (Tyler) Anderson and great grandchildren Zachary (Haley) and Brynlee; and grandson Steven (Michelle) and great grandchildren Emily, Trevor, Natalia, and Sierra. Beloved aunt to Marcia, Bootsie, and Kit. Pre-deceased by her devoted husband John Wesley Martin; best friends Wilma and Rae; and daughter-in-law Joan. Also pre-deceased by her parents James and Margaret (Colquhoun) Kelly and siblings Robert Kelly and Catherine (Kelly) Holden, all from Maybole, Scotland. Sincere thanks to Doctors Lennox, Bodkin, Curnew, and the staff at the General Hospital for their excellent care. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11 am, followed by a memorial service and reception at West Highland Baptist Church at 1 pm. If desired, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Northern Canada Evangelical Mission or International Justice Mission.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 21 February , 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, 21 February , 2020


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Steven Martin

19 February 2020

Grandma came to visit our family during Christmas. She looked at me and asked if I remember doing the dishes at her house with Grandpa. It is funny what you forget until situations are mentioned. YES I said without hesitation. I remember they pulled up a stool for me to stand on and I washed the dishes!! NOT sure exactly how many times that happened but I do remember it. I miss their old house on Main Street. It's all commercial now . Every time I drive past the area no matter who is in the car I always say out loud that is where my Grandma and Grandpa use to live. LOVE YOU GRANDMA....


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