Martha Annie Hawthornthwaite (High)

Our loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH in the loving arms of her family.

Martha was born in Cumberland, BC and grew up in Northfield, lived in Ladysmith, Qualicum Beach and in 1967 settled in Nanaimo. She was an avid gardner and loved going to the Casino. In her retirement she enjoyed travelling South with Bill where they made many great friends. Some of her favorite places to spend time were in Lake Cowichan and in Lake Havasu.

She is predeceased by her son Mark, her parents William and Anna High and her sister Betty. She is survived by her loving husband Bill, children Leanne, Cathi (Ersilio), and Wayne, her brother Bill (Walleen) and grandchildren Kaitlin, Jane and Will as well as many other dear relatives.

Martha will always be remembered for her outgoing spirit, compassion and generosity to everyone. You will forever be in our hearts.

There will be a celebration of life for Martha on Sunday, March 15th from 1-4pm at Bowen Park Auditorium located at 500 Bowen Rd in Nanaimo, BC.

Thank you to Dr. Janse van Rensburg and to the amazing Palliative Care Staff at NRGH for helping Martha and family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Martha’s name can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH which would be graciously appreciated.

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