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Martha (Kroeker) Wilson

March 16, 1936 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 84)

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Martha Wilson

1936-2020

Martha Wilson was born to Jacob and Aganetha Kroeker in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 16, 1936. She grew up in Winnipeg attending a Mennonite school learning music along the way and chose to play the violin which led her to later playing in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 

Martha met Eugen Pahl in Winnipeg while he was a carpenter there and in 1956 the two were married. With the carpentry industry struggling in Winnipeg, Martha and Eugen moved to Vancouver, and while there had two sons Bruce and David. Martha struggled with living in Vancouver feeling it was too far away from her family, so they decided to move back to Manitoba. They purchased a farm in the Sprague area where Eugen had spent his earlier years and still had family members living close by. 

While getting the farm established in Sprague and after having a third son, Don, born to them Martha decided to go back to University and obtain her teaching degree and after finishing her schooling was able to obtain a teaching position at the Ross L. Gray school in Sprague. For 23 years she taught elementary, music, and choir and after retiring in 1993 remained on the farm until Eugen passed away in 2000. After selling the farm in 2001 Martha moved to Turtle Lake Saskatchewan and while there began making trips to Arizona for the winter months where she met Moody Wilson. 

In 2008 she married Moody becoming Mrs. Martha Wilson, and in 2010 moved to Athabasca, Alberta. She continued to enjoy her life together with Moody and every year going down to Arizona where she kept up with her violin playing and spending time with many friends. After taking ill Martha moved into Athabasca Extendicare in 2017 where she was well taken care of until passing away on December 26, 2020, with Moody by her side. 

Martha is survived by her husband Moody, sons Bruce (Kandace), Dave, Don (Susan), 8 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. 

Due to the recent health crisis, a private family service was held at the Sedgewick Community Cemetery. 

 


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