"The sun is setting on my life, and I am ready for sleep.”
Our Mother, Martina Foote (nee Comeau), lived a very full life, and died peacefully at the Kennebec Manor, with her family by her side. Mom was a devoted Catholic, and remained steadfast in her faith throughout her life. Mom was born in Bathurst, NB on January 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Edward and Emma Comeau.
Mom worked at the candy factory in her younger years, making the ribbon candy and barley toys. Mom always looked forward to the winter when the ribbon and barley toys were out and we always found both in our Christmas stockings. Mom met our dad, the late Theophile Couture in Bathurst and they married on March 27, 1951, and raised six children. Mom had a talent for working with fabric. Sewing many outfits for her children without a pattern, and reupholstering furniture. Mom also had a talent for wallpapering at a time when paste was used and was hired to not only wallpaper walls, but ceilings. Mom loved to read, always having a magazine or novel nearby and passing the love of reading onto all her children. Mom loved to play cards and did the rounds at the local card clubs.
Mom was predeceased by her first husband, Theophile Couture, their baby girl Marie, and their youngest son Bobby. Mom was also predeceased by her older brother Lionel, and her sister Rita. Mom’s younger brother William went missing as a child in the Bathurst Mines and was never found. Mom was also predeceased by her second husband Charles Foote.
Mom is survived by her daughters, Wanda (Kevin), Sandra, Debbie (late Gil), Brenda and her son Bill (Maureen). Mom is also survived by her grandchildren: David (Starr), Philip (Tricia), Robert (Tammy), Michael (Nada), Trevor, Tracy (JR), Wendy and Kendra (Anas); as well as great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Cody, Conner, Elizabeth, Darrian, Chloe, Hudson, Charlie, Emily, and Anna; her siblings Cletus, Hilda and Roger; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff of Kennebec Manor, special mention to the staff of the Grand Bay Unit for the kindness and care provided to mom and special thanks to night nurses Brenda and Kim for the Palliative Care.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). In respecting mom’s wishes there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Stella Maris Catholic Church in Saint John, NB on April 6, 2022, at 10 am, and private family burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The mass will be live-streamed for those who wish to attend virtually, and can be viewed by visiting Brenan’s website and clicking on Martina’s obituary. Donations can be made to the Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Society or charity of the donor’s choice. Please place online condolences and remembrances at www.BrenansFH.com.