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Myrna Martin

December 31, 1969 — June 11, 2023

Myrna Martin

It is with immense sorrow & joy that we announce that Myrna Martin went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday June 11th, 2023, in her city of residence – Barrie, Ontario.
Myrna was one of six children born and raised in Tunapuna, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, to her loving parents Winston & Enid (née McLean) Leacock. Sister to Patsy, Bernadette, Benjamin, Angela, and Terence.
Myrna was taught by her family to love the Lord, growing into a caring, hardworking woman of quiet determination and strength.

After completing her education, Myrna emigrated from Trinidad to Toronto, Canada in her early twenties. Working as a domestic aid, she worked tirelessly to support herself and to help her family back home.
Myrna married, gave birth to three children which she raised singlehandedly, determined to give each one the life she felt they deserved. Selfless to a fault, she made sure the children were fed, educated, and guided into adulthood. Affectionately known to her grandchildren as ‘Nana’, Myrna was fiercely protective of her children and later, her grandchildren.

Myrna worked for the Public Service Commission of Canada, helping Canadians find employment within the public sector. There she served for two decades and then moved to the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) provides housing solutions to members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families.
After raising her own family, Myrna moved to Barrie and continue to work for CFHA / Department of National Defense (DND) until retirement. She loved her home and life in Barrie, enjoying long, leisurely walks with friends, gardening (indoor and outdoor) and crochet in her spare time. She believed it was very important to stay active.

She also volunteered at local churches both in Barrie and in Toronto, sharing the Gospel of Christ to the lost and brokenhearted. Nana also volunteered at the Barrie Food Bank during her retirement.
Nana loved to travel – visiting Winnipeg (to visit her youngest son and grandchildren), the Continental US states, Japan (to visit her eldest son and grandchildren), and most recently – Israel.
Nana is survived and loved by her 3 children, 8 grandchildren and their extended families: Brenna and her two sons Xavier and Nathan, Bertram, his wife Asa, and their three children Jacob, Camille and Nora, and Roger, his wife Lori, and their three children Isaac, Aaron, and Naomi.

She is also survived by her sisters Angela, Patsy and Bernadette.
With God’s Grace and Mercy, Nana joins her parents Winston and Enid, her brothers Benjamin and Terence in Heaven.

The entire family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the ICU team at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre for giving our mom all the comfort and care of as an extended family member.
Nana, we know you had to go to be with God in All His Glory.

It is so hard to let you go however you are forever loved by your children, grandchildren, family and friends.

The family will be having a private funeral service.

If desired, donations to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.
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