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Florence "Goldie" Martell

Passed 05/26/2021

Obituary For Florence "Goldie" Martell

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Florence “Goldie” Martell of Dartmouth on May 26 2021
Born in Halifax, August 1930,
she was the daughter of the late Katherine (Briand) and Henry Cahill of L’Ardoise, Cape Breton.
Florence loved her family dearly and was proud to say her greatest achievement was raising her 3 boys.
She was an avid bingo enthusiast and spent many weekends setting up her tables at local flea markets.
She was predeceased by husband Joseph W. Martell and former husband Clyde MacKenzie.
She is survived by her sons;
Dwight (Nicole) MacKenzie of Lake Echo; Vernon(Marilyn) MacKenzie of Dartmouth; Grant(Rhonda) MacKenzie of Timberlea; Grandaughter Stephanie(Dale) Freeman of Calgary Alberta; Grandaughter Pascale of Dartmouth; Grandson Zachary of Timberlea; Great Grandaughter Olivia of Calgary Alberta and Great Grandson Cayden of Dartmouth.
At Florence’s request cremation has taken place.
Graveside service to take place at a later date at Parish Cemetery, L’Ardoise Cape Breton.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at The Veterans Memorial Hospital 6 West for their kindness that they showed Mom.
Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.donaldkwalker.ca
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: www.heartandstroke.ca

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My heart aches to read of Goldies passing. As a 20 year old newlywed in 1985 I moved in across the hall from Goldie and Joe. Goldie came to visit and introduce herself after about 6 weeks, figuring she would give us time to unpack and settle in. We had nothing to unpack. A hide bed, table and 2 chairs. Goldie returned with item I still treasure to this day. In about an hour she pulled that bare little apartment in a comfy little home for us. Pictures for the walls, curtains, matching salt and pepper and napkin holders. Red dishes, matching glasses, throw pillows and a coffee table and doilies.....I was in heaven. So grateful for her generosity and kindness and friendship. She taught me to sort my whites, gossip respectfully :), we tuned in to the soaps daily. And when my firstborn came along, no one would have guessed she wasnt the grandmother. Our friendship spanned over 30 years. With each new baby born, Goldie was one of the first called Over the years our lives took different paths, but it was not uncommon to pick up the phone and continue on where we had left off the year before. My condolences to the family, it's always difficult to lose a loved one. As we each cross over in our own time, I have no doubt she will be on the greeting committee. RIP my friend
- Pam
So sorry to hear of Goldie's passing. Great Lady. Always had a story and a laugh for you. Will miss her. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Greg and Colleen Sampson
- Greg Sampson
Sending our condolences at this sad time for the loss of your mom . Lots of fond memories of her may she Rest In Peace Paul & Sharon
- Sharon Sampson
Nobody made potato salad like Goldie. I will never forget our weekly suppers as well as our trips to Barrington. My best wishes to you all. Trudy
- Jocelyn ueffing
Florence and i were good friends . She lived in my building and we did many things together. We lost touch when she left, but she was always in my thoughts, Rest in peace my friend.
- Bette Tomlinson
- Bette Tomlinson
Condolences to the family
- Rose Marie
Sending condolences on the passing of your Mother. We lived next door to her for many years in Bonnie Brae. When we moved in 1999 we lost touch. We thought of her many times over the years. She loved my son Tristan as a little boy. She was a special lady and I never forgot her. Sending hugs and prayers to you all. Lisa Pollard
- Lisa Scanlan-Pollard
Our deepest sympathies being sent from her dear friend Margie LaBelle's family. Eastern Passage Nova Scotia. They're playing bingo now!
- Pauline (LaBelle) Walker
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of grief for your Mothers passing. Sending hugs and much love. Gary and Carol Anne and family.
- Carol Anne

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