August 29, 1919 – September 5, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martha Veldhuis in her 101st year. She passed away peacefully on September 5th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas, Ontario. Martha will be welcomed into heaven by her Lord and Saviour, her late brothers Ben, Keith, and Hans, and their late wives, Marika, Jesse, Lucille, and Eleanor. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Martha was born on August 29, 1919 in Almelo, Holland to parents Maria and Jan Veldhuis. At the age of seven, Martha and her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Ontario. When World War II began, Martha joined the Dutch Military, where she drove an ambulance in Indonesia. Upon returning to Canada, Martha attended Bible College. After receiving her degree, she moved to Northern Ontario where she worked in children’s missions. In 1959, Martha returned to Hamilton and took up a post at her brother’s greenhouse in Dundas. Here, she headed up the retail sales branch of the family business, where she worked until her retirement. Martha was always blessed with “the gift of gab” and had the incredible ability to meld her love of scripture and her love of plants. She spent many years spreading the good word throughout Ontario to countless audiences. Martha was a long-time member of Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St, Dundas where visitation will take place Tuesday, Sept 10th at 11am, with the funeral service directly following at 12pm. Many, many thanks to the PSW’s, nurses, support staff, and doctors on the 2nd floor of Maple Grove, St. Joseph’s Villa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Philpott Memorial Church.