BLAINE, Martina -

The Beacon Herald - - NEWS -

Martina (Inge) Blaine (nee Sch­midt) passed away peace­fully on Jan­uary 8, 2019. Born in Jagern­dorf, Cze­choslo­vakia on July 10, 1923, her 95 years took her from war-torn Europe to New York, Mon­treal, Toronto and fi­nally, Strat­ford, Ont. Her charm and smile cap­ti­vated all who met her. Her pas­sions in­cluded es­capes to the cot­tage in Hal­ibur­ton, con­certs at Roy Thomp­son Hall, ball­room danc­ing and her love of Cana­dian First Na­tions’ art. Now united with hus­band Gene and son Chris, and lov­ingly re­mem­bered by sons Tim (Wendy) and Sean (Kirsten), grand­kids Dustin, Kyle, Shan­non, Ni­cole, Erin and Leigha, and great­grand­daugh­ters Natalie and Keira, her un­con­di­tional love lives on within all of us. The fam­ily is for­ever grate­ful for the lov­ing, com­pas­sion­ate care of Martha Bau­man, Dr. Doug Thomp­son, Wendy Dunn NP and the many nurses and staff of Green­wood Court. Many thanks to Cindy and the gang at Deme­tre’s, Bon­nie Bell, June Blaine and all of Martina’s pre­vi­ous care­givers at Anne Hath­away Res­i­dence and Peo­ple­care. Fam­ily and friends may call on the W.G. Young Fu­neral Home, 430 Huron St., Strat­ford, on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. Fu­neral cer­e­mony will be held at the fu­neral home on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18 at 2 p.m. with Father Dick Bester of­fi­ci­at­ing (vis­i­ta­tion will also take place from 1-2 p.m. prior to the ser­vice). We in­vite fam­ily and friends to join us for re­fresh­ments fol­low­ing the ser­vice as we fur­ther cel­e­brate her life at the Strat­ford Fes­ti­val The­atre Mar­quee, 55 Queen St. from 3-5 p.m. Me­mo­rial do­na­tions to the Strat­ford Perth Ro­tary Hospice Foun­da­tion or to the char­ity of one’s choice are wel­come (through the fu­neral home 519-271-7411, www.wyoung­fu­ner­al­home.com )

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