Martha WEST

WEST, Martha passed away peacefully on July 13th in the Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton at the age of 93 years.

Martha was born in Stepping, Denmark on April 17, 1920 to Otto and Dorothea Mueller. The family immigrated to Canada in 1923 when Martha was just 3 years old and settled in Alberta. As a young women she worked at the RCAF station in Innisfail, AB. In 1949 she made her way to Hazelton where she met and married Leslie West. She spent the next 65 years working on the farm she loved situated at the base of “Martha’s mountain”. Everyone knew Martha as a hard worker, always working right alongside the men on the farm, a lesson learned as a young girl growing up in a large family on the farm in Alberta. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbors.

Martha is survived by her sons: Lyle (Frances), Ron (Lynn), David (Marrianne), Lenard (Jarilyn); daughters Marion West, Myra (Vince) DuJohn, Darlene (Paul) Kroad; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; brothers Karl, Oscar, George and August and sisters Gertrude, Clara, Louise and Heidi. She is predeceased by her parents Otto and Dorothea, husband Leslie Harrison West, son Alan John West, granddaughter Debbie West, brothers Otto and Walter and sisters Ida and Elsie.

A Funeral Service was held in the Mountain View UnitWEST, Martha passed away peacefully on July 13th in the Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton at the age of 93 years.

Martha was born in Stepping, Denmark on April 17, 1920 to Otto and Dorothea Mueller. The family immigrated to Canada in 1923 when Martha was just 3 years old and settled in Alberta. As a young women she worked at the RCAF station in Innisfail, AB. In 1949 she made her way to Hazelton where she met and married Leslie West. She spent the next 65 years working on the farm she loved situated at the base of “Martha’s mountain”. Everyone knew Martha as a hard worker, always working right alongside the men on the farm, a lesson learned as a young girl growing up in a large family on the farm in Alberta. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbors.

Martha is survived by her sons: Lyle (Frances), Ron (Lynn), David (Marrianne), Lenard (Jarilyn); daughters Marion West, Myra (Vince) DuJohn, Darlene (Paul) Kroad; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; brothers Karl, Oscar, George and August and sisters Gertrude, Clara, Louise and Heidi. She is predeceased by her parents Otto and Dorothea, husband Leslie Harrison West, son Alan John West, granddaughter Debbie West, brothers Otto and Walter and sisters Ida and Elsie.

A Funeral Service was held in the Mountain View United Church in Hazelton, BC on July 18th, with Reverend Kevin Hegseth officiating. Interment took place in the Two Mile Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes in Martha’s name can be made to the Upper Skeena Hospice Society, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0. ed Church in Hazelton, BC on July 18th, with Reverend Kevin Hegseth officiating. Interment took place in the Two Mile Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes in Martha’s name can be made to the Upper Skeena Hospice Society, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0.


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