Obituary of Martha Rose Fugard
Martha Fugard Obituary
Martha Rose Fugard (nee McCullough), 89, of Consort Alberta died April 08, 2023. She was born March 25, 1934, to Ella and Gordon McCullough.
Martha, the most gentle and caring woman was a steadfast and devoted Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Wife and Friend, who is survived by her children Ross (Melanie), Lee, and Lynne (Andreas); grandchildren Aurelia and Elke; sisters Adah (Doug), Carole (Gord) and Lillian; brother Grant (Joyce) and her multitude of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband Cyril; brothers Robert and Bruce.
After graduating from the Nursing Aide course in Calgary, Martha began her nursing career in Bonnyville, AB. That kept her busy, but she desired to be stationed up north. She succeeded and was posted to Kugluktuk. It was there. She asked a dashing young RCMP officer for a dogsled ride. Martha and Cyril were married for 56 loving and adventurous years.
Martha quickly mastered anything dexterous, and the results were nothing short of phenomenal. She was proficient with baking, mastering the art of Pysanky eggs, crushed glass art, tufting and sewing. She shared this knowledge with her children and often showed them how to “patch” themselves up with first aid. Additional pursuits included Scottish country dancing, volunteering at the local museum, being a member of the Girl Guides of Canada, and being extremely deft with clearing out spiders and bats at the family’s most beloved cottage in Quebec.
Martha was a truly loving and accepting woman, whose knack to make anyone feel welcome will continue to inspire, and this impact will be forever felt by her family that loved her dearly.
A service will take place on May 26, 2023, 2pm the RCMP Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan (5907 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Consort Hospital Auxiliary Foundation @ PO Box 276, Consort, AB, T0C 1B0 or online @ (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/id/96921.)
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium
5117 50 Street
Veteran, Consort and areas
5018 Royal Street
Coronation, AB | T0C 1C0}