Former resident Martha Meeks passed away at Victoria General Hospital on March 8, 2015 in her 88th year, with family by her side.
Born February 2, 1927 in Avonlea SK, the daughter of Emerentia Medinsky and Markus Bornowsky. Martha graduated from St. Eugene’s Hospital School of Nursing January 3, 1949. Her nursing career spanned over 30 years, primarily at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.
Martha married David Murdoch Meeks August 6, 1949 in Cranbrook. After a brief stay in Golden BC they moved to Williams Lake in 1967. David passed away in Williams Lake April 19, 1971.
Martha is predeceased by her parents, her brothers Mike (Adelia), Mark (Kay), Joe (Jean), Wilfred (Lynne), and Rudy and by her sisters Emma (Bill) Petrynko and Rose (Manley) Parsons.
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, sister Leona Lane, sister-in-law Jill Bornowsky, and brother-in-law Cyril Lane and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 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.
Memorial donations in memory of Martha may be made to the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust,
PO Box 2562 Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2.