Oct. 12, 1952 -
July 29, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Shirley Martell passed
away peacefully in her sleep, due to a sudden illness,
at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon surrounded by her two children.
Shirley was born in Regina on October 12, 1952 and
would later move with her parents to Manitou Beach.
Growing up she was a talented athlete and was someone
who wouldn't back down from a challenge. With her late
husband Jake they would move from Watrous to Fort
McMurray and then onto Edmonton. Here she apprenticed
as a welder before moving back to the Usborne
district to farm. Shirley had a love of sewing and a passion
for music, which was always evident, whether it be
humming along to a song and dancing or turning the
stereo up loud when the kids came up to the Watrous 5
Pin Bowling Alley. Shirley also loved to garden and took
pride in her gardens and flower beds, she could make
anything grow and her yards always looked amazing.
Anyone who met Shirley knew she had a very kind
heart and her sense of humour could make anyone laugh.
Shirley is survived by her two children, her daughter
Sherry Martell of Regina and her son Rob Martell
(Christine) of Calgary and her grandson Chace.
She was predeceased by her husband Jake of 47
years in 2018 and her twin sister in May of 2019.
No funeral service will be held as per her wishes.