Martha Elizabeth Gawiuk passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 89 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Revelstoke Seniors Centre on Saturday, April 27 th , 2019 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Connections Food Bank, P.O. Box 2880, Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0 or the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, P.O. Box 1781, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0.
Martha was born on May 25, 1929 in Craigellachie, B.C. She was the youngest of eight children born to John and Lillian Stobart. Martha spent her life living in Revelstoke and enjoyed outdoor activities in the mountains and on the water in all seasons. She especially loved fishing with her husband Bill and out caught him on most fishing adventures. Martha also enjoyed reading, doing puzzles and crocheting. She was known as “the Thursday girl” through her years volunteering at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store and was one of the first volunteers with the Revelstoke Food Bank when it first opened.
Martha was predeceased by her husband Bill; parents John and Lillian and seven siblings. She is survived by her three children; Bill (Deb) Gawiuk of Vernon, Jim (Deb) Gawiuk of Pender Island and Patti (Larry) Larson of Revelstoke; grandchildren Carlee (John) Martin, Kristin Larson (Tyler Knee) and Kaitlin Larson (Garett Cooper); great grandchildren Ashlee and Averie; numerous nieces and nephews and good friends Sharon and Tom Kohlman.
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Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.