It is with great sadness the family of Jean Martens announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997.
She was born in Fort William, Ont. on June 7, 1921. She attended school in Fort William, and worked at the Canada Car there during the war.
She was united in marriage to Ted (Charles Theodore) Martens on Aug. 6, 1946 in Fort William. In 1996, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Jean was a dedicated member of the Baha’i community since 1958, and served in many capacities in Thunder Bay and Fort Frances. Jean and Ted moved to Fort Frances in 1978 to help establish a stronger Baha’i community.
They also were owners/operators of the Wash House Laundromat for several years.
The Baha’i faith and her family were central to Jean’s life and interest.
She is survived by her husband, Ted; son, David and wife, Marilyn, and grandchildren, Karen and Derek Martens, of Thunder Bay, and Diane and her husband, Ron, and grandchildren, Amanda, Kevin and Pamela Cherry, of Fort Frances.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Joseph Tiboni; and brother, Frank.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. The Baha’i service was arranged by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Fort Frances, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Visitation was at Green Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.