Mary Alma Martell

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Martell, Mary Alma, Little Anse – 92 It is with broken hearts, that we, the family of Mary Alma Martell, announce her passing on March 27, 2021 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish with her loving family at her side. Born in Little Anse on December 31, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles Albert and Mary Evangeline “Minnie” (Boudreau) Samson. Mom/Mémé was an exceptional lady with a heart of gold. She was the matriarch of our family and was happiest when surrounded by her loved ones. Her incredible smile and loving nature was contagious. No matter what, her door and her heart were open to all. When she wasn’t busy cooking a big meal, she could be found having witty conversations and making others laugh over a game of Bingo, while playing cards or on one of her many shopping trips to Port Hawkesbury. Her faith in God and the compassion that she had for others was limitless and has left many mourning her loss. She is survived by her daughters, Verona (Gerald), Rose Marie (Alexander), both of Arichat; sons, Lloyd (Anne), Little Anse; Donald Blair (Sheila), Arichat; Son’s In-law, John and Wilfred; Sister In-law, Vivian; Grandchildren, Cory (Rosa), Vanessa (Steve), Jason (Jennifer), Ashley (Johnny), Chris (Jessica), Mitchel (Cassandra), Noreen (Tyler), Tracy (Jason), Stephanie (Kyle), Teagan. Great-Grandchildren; Ashton, Danee, Zachary, Elly, Brayden, Parker, Janelle, Alannah, Lillian, Carter, Tommy. Extended family; Timmy, Dougie (Terry), Hope (Edwin), Jarrod (Cassandra), Morgan (Carla), Kealie, Cooper, Morgan, Kailey, Keithan, Noah, Haiden, Meiha as well as many nieces, nephews and Godchildren. Besides her parents, Alma was pre-deceased by her husband Lawrence; Grandson Trevor; Brother, Andrew; Sister, Lucille; and one in infancy; Mother In-law, Obeline; Father In-law Willie; Sister’s In-law, Mary Bell, Mary, Rita and Eva; Brother’s In-law, Alphonse and Charlie. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Arichat on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 2:30pm with Rev. John Baptiste DeCoste presiding. This mass will be open to immediate family members only due to Covid-19 regulations and restrictions. Burial to take place in the Star of the Sea Cemetery, Petit de Grat. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (NS), Kidney Foundation (NS), or to the charity of one’s choice. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Alma, please visit

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Our Lady of Assumption Church
Hwy 206
Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada
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