It is with great sadness we, the Meeks family, announce the passing of Martha Meeks. Martha passed away at Victoria General Hospital in Victoria, BC on March 8, 2015 in her 88th year, with family by her side. With mixed emotions her family offers her soul to God as He welcomes her Home.
Martha was born February 2, 1927 in Avonlea, SK, the daughter of Emerentia Medinsky and Markus Bornowsky, sharing family life with five sisters and five brothers. Martha received her early education in Wilkie, SK spending her last two years of high school in residence at Notre Dame Convent and Boarding School in Leipzig, SK. Joining her family whom had moved to Cranbrook, BC, Martha enrolled at St. Eugene’s Hospital School of Nursing graduating January 3, 1949.
She married David Murdoch Meeks August 06, 1949 in Cranbrook. After a brief stay in Golden, BC they moved to Williams Lake in 1967. Martha’s Beloved husband David passed away in Williams Lake April 19, 1971.
Martha is predeceased by her parents, four sisters, Emma Petrynko, Rose Parsons, Veronica Schickowsy and Bertha (Sister Loretta); five brothers, Michael, Mark, Joseph, Wilfred, and Rudy; four sisters-in-law, Adelia, Kay, Jean and Caroline; and three brothers-in-law, Peter Schickowsy, Manley Parsons, and William Petrynko.
Martha is survived by 2 sons, Allan Meeks and Bill Meeks,
5 daughters Bonnie Hyldig, Helen Meeks, Ann Nichols (Dennis), Peggy Meeks and Jan Brunache (Steve). Loved and cherished by her 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, her sister Leona Lane, sister-in-law Jill Bornowsky, and brother-in-law Cyril Lane and many nieces and nephews.
Martha was a selfless, quiet lady whom enjoyed reading, nature, her pets and was an avid sports fan of many genres. She led a simple life devoted to and deeply connected to her family and loved traveling to wherever her loved ones were. Rarely would she miss a birthday, wedding or special family event.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in memory of Martha at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Williams Lake on Saturday March 28 at 11:00 am, Reverend Derrick Cameron presiding. Interment of the Urn will immediately follow at the Williams Lake Cemetery.
Martha was a long-time resident of Williams Lake, with her nursing career spanning over 30 years at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Memorial donations in memory of Martha may be made to the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust, PO Box 2562 Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2.