Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Martin, wife of the late Russell Martin of Lloydminster, formerly of Creighton and Preeceville, were held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity United Church in Preeceville.
Interment followed in the family plot in the Preeceville Cemetery.
Memorials in memory of Doris Martin may be made to a local charity of one’s choice.
Doris was born in the district of Preeceville, Saskatchewan in the summer of 1923. She was the second child of May and Joseph Hanson. Her siblings were Norma, James, Ralph, Russell and Ione. Doris attended Beaver falls school, a one room affair from grades 1 thru 10. With the breakout of the war and following the great depression, Doris’s education was interrupted for two years before she was fortunately able to finish her high school in Swift Current Saskatchewan.
In 1942 as the war raged on overseas, teachers were in desperate need at home. Doris completed a 6 week teaching course in Regina and began her teaching career in Sunny Isle, north of Pelly. She drove a horse and buggy to school and later road horseback to speed up the journey. Doris met a local handsome Irish boy, Russell Martin, and married soon after in October 1943.
Russell and Doris stayed a while on the family farm, later moving to Preeceville where Russel started a trucking business. They raised four children, Terry, Leslie, David and Bernice (Bunny). After the sudden and early death of Russell, Doris was faced with the daunting task of raising her family and finding suitable employment. She went back to Teachers college in Saskatoon and returned to a long and rewarding career as a teacher.
Doris first taught in Norway School, south of Preeceville then on to Hudson Bay for 7 years. She then moved to Creighton Saskatchewan, where she retired after 25 years of teaching in 1985.
Doris eventually relocated to Lloydminster, Saskatchewan to be close to Bunny while not having to leave her beloved Saskatchewan. Doris had a passion for card games especially Bridge and “Norwegian whist”. Doris also loved to travel, she found her way overseas, a trip to Disneyland and even to the exciting Mardi Gras! She was always thrilled to see her children, grandkids and great grandchildren, and as a teacher, a friendly bit of worldly advice was always ready to be shared!
Doris was predeceased by her husband Russell, son Terrance age 15, daughter Bunny, her sister Norma and brothers Jimmy, Ralph and Russell.
Charity of Choice
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