Martha Hamelin
  • 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 :)

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kathy Clark on 6th May 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Michelle Jurgens-Fyhrie on 6th May 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by regina lewis on 28th September 2012

"hi Martha,
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."

This tribute was added by Michelle Jurgens-Fyhrie on 19th July 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Michelle Jurgens-Fyhrie on 22nd June 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Mark Hamelin on 8th June 2012

"Mommy, I miss you,but I know you are here with me, I love you ."

This tribute was added by Michelle Jurgens-Fyhrie on 4th June 2012

"Miss you, Mom."

This tribute was added by John Flick on 25th May 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Karin Laufer on 24th May 2012


This tribute was added by Candace Lynch on 22nd May 2012

"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!"

This tribute was added by peggy barkschat on 22nd May 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Liz Barkschat-Lindsay on 22nd May 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Kathy Clark on 19th May 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by chris lewis on 19th May 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Temeca Conrad on 18th May 2012

"Thank you for all of your advice!! I love and miss you so much!!"

This tribute was added by Yvette Arredondo on 18th May 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Misti Baldwin on 18th May 2012

"What a beautiful and loving tribute to your extraordinary mother.  She was wonderful and will be missed by so many."

This tribute was added by Jen Medrano on 18th May 2012

"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!"

This tribute was added by Kalvin Luong on 18th May 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie on 18th May 2012

"Miss you, mama bear."

This tribute was added by Michelle Jurgens-Fyhrie on 18th May 2012

"Love you, Mom!"

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