MARTIN, BBettyMartin-largeetty Dorothy May, of Port Dover,  Heaven needed another beautiful angel. Our mother passed Wednesday, February 6, 2013 with her family at her side in her 79th year at Norfolk General Hospital. Waiting for her at the pearly gates was her beloved husband (our father) Don whom left us in 2008. She will be terribly missed by her children Donna Epple, Dave (Cindy) Martin, Penny (Jim) Patterson, her beautiful nine grandchildren  and sixteen great-grandchildren, sisters Sharon Dixon, Rosemary Reeves, Minnie(George) Belomas. Waiting for her in heaven, son Rick Martin (1988), son-in-law Richard Epple (2011), mother Minnie Dixon (2008), father Henry Dixon (1979), brother Fred (PeeWee) Dixon (2006). Our mother was a hard worker all her life. She was a volunteer organizer and canvasser for The Ontario March of Dimes, and  Past President of Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 158 Port Dover. Mom we will miss you terribly, but happy for you that you are reunited with your loved ones.  Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Betty on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME , 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519)583-1530 from 2pm to 4 pm and 7pm to 9 pm. A Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service will be held at 6:45 pm.  A Service to Celebrate Betty’s life will be held at Grace United Church, (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Port Dover on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11 am. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to MacMaster or Toronto Hospital’s for Sick Kids or St. Joseph’s Hospital for Thoracic Cancer Research. On-line donations and or condolences can be made at

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