Martha Laraine Wheeler
It is with profound sadness that we announce that Martha Laraine Wheeler, aged 78 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in the early morning on Friday, August 16th, 2019. The youngest of 8 children, Martha was born December 30th, 1940 on the family farm in Birsay, SK to the late Leemon and Jessie LaBar. They later relocated to the Old Wives District. Growing up Martha had a strong love for animals, especially horses, and spent many years training horses and developing her ability to trick ride, a skill that she was very proud of. She married the love of her life, William (Bill) George Wheeler, on November 4th, 1961 and together they raised their son and daughter. Martha and Bill loved to travel and together they saw pretty much all of North America in their camper. Family was very important to Martha, and she was always armed with her photos ready to show off and brag about the people she loved most in this world. She was predeceased by her father, Leemon LaBar; mother, Jessie LaBar; brothers: Elmer, Victor (Maggie Ridley), Lewis, and Bernard; sister, Hazel Holstrom; father-in-law, Richard Wheeler; mother-in-law, Victoria Wheeler; brothers-in-law: Don (Elva) Wheeler, Jack (Pat) Wheeler, and Vivian Doney; and sisters-in-law, Violet (Hugh) Ridley, and Kathleen (Allwyn Gray, Reo Tremblay). Martha is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Bill; son, Ricky Wheeler; daughter, Janet (Harvey) Stewart; sister, Joan (Bill) McNabb; brother, Enos (Vivian) LaBar; brothers-in-law: Edwin Holstrom, Bob (Lorraine) Wheeler, and Ray (Glennis) Wheeler; sister-in-law, Dorothy LaBar; former sisters-in-law, Nicki Kammack and Kathy Hartness; grandchildren: Natasha (Dave) Kennedy, Chad Stewart, Jodie (Russ) MacDonald, and Cody (Lindsay) Stewart; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends, all of whom she loved deeply. The family would like to thank Dr. Vermaak, and the staff on Memory Lane at Pioneer Lodge for their kindness and compassion in a very difficult time. A Celebration of Martha’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations in Martha’s name may be made to The Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550.