January 31, 1916 – January 30, 2013
MARTELL, Rae (Ethel DuBois, Ethel Norton) Mom succumbed to heart failure at her home in Kelowna, BC on January 30th, one day before her 97th birthday. Mom was surrounded by the music that she loved and in the arms of her daughter, Sharie. Mom was born in Hillcrest, Alberta, January 31, 1916 to John and Catherine Norton. Mom was a long time resident of Nelson, BC before retiring in Kelowna to be closer to her family. Mom was predeceased by her daughter Patsy DuBois (1937-1941), her son Dean Martell (1945-2003) and long time dear friend and companion Bob Carlson (1998). Mom is survived by daughter Sharie (Ron) Steel as well as six wonderful grandchildren and their spouses as well as ten much loved great-grandchildren. No service by request. Special thanks to Dr. Canning for your care of Mom through these many years. Till we meet again Mom. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.
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February 7, 2013
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother Sharie. You may not remember me as we were friends on Front Street in Nelson MANY years ago. My maiden name is Harries (Lynn) and you lived down the street fom us....sisters Joan and Vicki, and brother Ron. Joan, who lives in Cranbrook saw your Mom's obituary and called to tell me about it.
February 6, 2013
THE BEST GRANDMA A KID COULD EVER HAVE.
WILL BE MISSED GREATLY