- 69 years old
- Date of birth: May 6, 1943
- Place of birth:
California, United States
- Date of passing: May 13, 2012
- Place of passing:
Fountain Valley, California, United States
|Keep a joyful song in your heart|
Note from Michelle, her daughter:
I will be walking for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk to find better treatments and cures for blood cancers in memory of my Mom on September 29, 2012.
Please visit here to see my fundraising page.
Thank you for your support, and please pass the word.
"Remember me in Spring's first rain
In gentle winds across your face
A sun's shining day
Happy children at play
Remember me with a sweet prayer."
This memorial is here for all to enjoy her and to contribute to her memories. Welcome!
This is a work in progress, please feel free to share any memories or stories.
Martha Hamelin, beautiful Wife, Mother and Friend
Born May 6, 1943 and passed on May 13, 2012
A shining spirit who loved everyone and everyone loved her.
Too soon, but long enough to have changed countless lives.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years Ronald Joseph Hamelin
Eldest son Mark, Chris, Daughters Nicole and Michelle, and her beloved “2nd sons”, Gavin and Adrian, and her five grandchildren that always brought her so much joy, Niko, Xander, Gia, Max, and Liliana.
No services will be held. How can one celebrate one so very dear to so many?
Let everyday be ceremony
Let kindness be ceremony
Let love be ceremony
If tears need to fall, let them fall. Speak to her in your pain and in happiness,
and when you find a quiet space, she will still be there.
Lift your head and feel her in the wind’s soft breeze
Or take notice of the scent of flowers when perhaps there are none around.
Keep a joyful song in your hearts.
Be a friend to others as she had been to you. Celebrate her every day with a smile on your face and an open heart. This is how we honor the beautiful spirit that is Martha.
She was the candle that lit so many other candles and made this world that much brighter, and so many will miss her.
She'd be happy you're here :)
"She is one of the brightest stars in the sky. I thank God everyday that she allowed me to be part of her life. She is forever missed. My thoughts and love will be with especially on this special day."
"Happy Birthday, Mom. I still feel you so much with me. I miss your hugs and kisses. Miss you, lady. I am so lucky to know you, Mom <3"
i was just thinking of you and how much i miss your smile and kindness.
i don't knpw why but you must be trying to communicate. say hi to Mary for me."
"Miss you so much, Mom. I see your face in Liliana's & when Gia sings I remember how happy it made you.
I met a woman behind me in line who looked so much like you. She was talking about something with me & ended her sentence with, "know what I mean, jelly bean?" Just like you'd say to me. Miss you terribly. All of us do."
"Thinking about our trip together to San Francisco. We shared so many special times and quiet talks, too. I miss your beautiful laugh, your beautiful smile, and your big heart. And your hugs. Love you so much, Mom <3"
"Mommy, I miss you,but I know you are here with me, I love you ."
"Miss you, Mom."
"When I became a C/S Supervisor, Martha was assigned to my "self-directed Work Team. She wore many hats at The Register and could do any task asked of her, & do it well! I miss our "one-on-one" meetings where she'd voice concern about a dep't policy change & she'd say "John, there's the ideal business fantasy world & there's the reality world, & Honey, ain't no fantasy working here! XOXO"
"Aw, I loved Martha! What a great lady. I worked with her at the Register for many years. She had a great laugh that helped us all remember what was important in life!"
"I worked with Martha for ten years. She was always there for all who needed her. She loved her family and was so proud of them. I sat next to her at work and she had an answer for every thing. her happy personality was contageou. I'll miss her but I know she'll be therebin spirit and love to all thatbknew her. RIP Martha"
"Martha, such a beautiful person. Your smile was amazing & brightened my day when I came into work. You could make something out of nothing with crafts & I loved that. You will be missed very much.
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown"
"A blessed mom, grandma, wife and dear friend. You could know for only a few moments and you would know you would cherish her forever. Always with a smile on her face and a good word for everyone. Never one to forget or not to love unconditionally. You will be missed, but I will follow Michelle's brillant words and listen for you in the wind and the smell of the ever present flowers."
"I remember the first day your family moved in. Mary filled with anticipation anxiously awaited a new girl to play with. From that moment on our families became intertwined for the rest of our lives. From our most devastating moments to our most joyous celebrations we were together. I remember having to go get Mary for dinner and Martha always saying, "still playing bball big guy?" miss ya"
"Thank you for all of your advice!! I love and miss you so much!!"
"I was very lucky to be mothered by Martha and I will always be thankful for her many lessons, smiles, and examples of being a great friend, co-worker and most of all a great mom."
"What a beautiful and loving tribute to your extraordinary mother. She was wonderful and will be missed by so many."
"Sweet "mama" Martha will forever be remembered by those of us fortunate enough to know & love her for her beaming smile, loving spirit and undeniable sense of humor. The kindness that she had in her heart and shared with me has made such a difference in my life. I am thankful to have known her and her amazing family. May we continue to honor her by spreading love & joy in all we do!"
"I'll never forget that night working graveyard and Gavin telling me his mother-in-law starting playing WoW. If I recall, I think her first character was a Hunter. =O
I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to meet this cool lady. I'm pretty sure she'll forever look over the both of you and the girls. :) R.I.P Mrs. Hamelin."
"Miss you, mama bear."
"Love you, Mom!"
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