Victoria Martins

Obituary of Victoria Martins

     Victoria Eugenia Martins beloved wife of the late Julio (1985) died peacefully in the arms of her family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the age of 74, of Chatham. Born in Portugal, daughter of the late Francisco and Rosa Pedreira.

     Victoria is survived by her children, Paul [Genn], Carlos, Jaime, Albert [Veronica], Judy, and Alex [Jamie], her 8 grandchildren, Nicholas, Diego, Isabella, Layla, Jacelyn, Julius, Sabastien and Alaina, her brother Julio (Maria) Pedreira of Portugal and her sister-in-law Maria (Jose) Sousa of Chatham.

     Victoria was born in Cerdal, Valenca, Portugal and immigrated to Canada in 1967 with her husband Julio.  She gave birth to her five sons and daughter. In July 1985, Victoria dealt with the heart ache of losing her soul mate, she was able to remain strong and conquer all the trials and tribulations she faced because of the love of her children and faith in God. Victoria devoted her entire life to taking care of her family, always made them her top priority. She worked tirelessly to provide for her children and always made sure that the needs of her family were met, while she put her own wants and needs aside. Victoria had a pure heart of gold and will be remembered as a loving, caring and selfless woman. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, her heart was full when being surrounded by their presence and love. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking huge meals for her family.

     Although a piece of our hearts is broken, Victoria will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will remain cherished in our hearts forever.

     A special thank you to Dr. Karatela and the amazing CKHA staff on the Medicine unit for their amazing support. Especially her nurse Nicki Vanderveeken, for her gentle touch, tender embrace and warm words of encouragement.

    Friends and Relatives may visit at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) on Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm, where Vigil Prayers will be offered at 3pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 10 am in St. Joseph's Church.

Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.