Floral 26

Martha Ida Carolina Foxton

February 22, 1928 ~ July 20, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old



Martha Foxton was born to Melker and Gertrude Johnson on February 22nd, 1928 and was their only child.  She was raised on the family farm and lived all but thirteen years in the same house.  She learned to speak, read and write Swedish at a young age and made several trips to Sweden. One trip was when WWII broke out, and her parents and her were on the last passenger ship to Canada.

She worked for over twenty years as a home care attendant in Minnedosa and Neepawa.  She enjoyed many games and crafts. She knitted, did embroidery, weaving, wood working, tatting, darning and crocheting.  Her favourite games included Tic Tac Toe, Yahtzee, Chinese checkers, Crib, Up the River, and Word Searches.  The last few days of her life people will remember how she loved to play Crokinole, and how very competitive she was.

Her favourite passions were socializing and family gatherings.  She flew out to Alberta for her granddaughter Ashlynn’s wedding to Blair.  While at the wedding on July 14th, she said the grace in Swedish, and she got up for a couple of dances. 

Martha passed away in Alberta on July 20th, 2023. She leaves to mourn six children: Karen (Ivan) Derbowka, Brian (Terry) Foxton, Sandra Ng (Clayton Reid), Valerie Gawel, Patricia (Ed) Hinsburg, and Roger (Shelly) Foxton.  She also leaves to mourn thirteen grandchildren:  Kyle (Megan) Derbowka, Drew (Jacqueline Robertson) Derbowka, Tyler (Steph Manning) Foxton, Haley Foxton, Christina Ng, Deanna Ng, David (Natalie Tran) Ng, Sharmanda (Curtis Nikkel) Gawel, Ashlynn (Blair) Shannon, Stephen Hinsburg, Mark Hinsburg, Dayna (Rigby) DeVos, and Robyn (Carlos Aq) Foxton.  Her great grandchildren are Tanner Derbowka, Jackson Derbowka, and Annaleigh Nikkel.

A private graveside service was held on August 10th at the Minnedosa Cemetery with Fr. Chad McCharles officiating.  A celebration of life was held in St. Mark’s Anglican Church.

The family of Martha Foxton thank everyone in attendance, and for those who offered condolences, gifts of food, donations, and cards.  Thanks also to the home care attendants, nurses and doctors.  Thanks also to the Anglican Church ladies for a lovely lunch, and Nathan of White’s Funeral Home for his compassion and guidance during such a difficult time.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Minnedosa Food Bank or to the Diabetes Society of Canada.

White’s Funeral Home, Minnedosa was in care of arrangements.

 Arrangements are with White’s Funeral Home, Minnedosa, MB (204) 867-3868. www.whitesfh.ca

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Public Lunch
August 10, 2023

12:00 PM
St. Mark's Anglican Church
108 - 2nd Avenue South
Minnedosa, MB R0J1E0


Minnedosa & Area Food Bank
Box 1534, Minnedosa MB R0J 1E0
Tel: 1-833-970-3663
Email: mafb2007@hotmail.com

Diabetes Canada - Manitoba Division
401 - 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3C 4C6
Web: http://www.diabetes.ca/


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