Martha Elizabeth (Meidinger) Vercouteren passed away peacefully at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance on December 15, 2013 at the age of 74 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 52 years to Phil and dear mother of Christena and Kevin Fulmer of Blenheim, Laurie and Andy LaBrosse of Essex, Phillip and Susan Vercouteren of Blenheim, and Liesa Hodgins of Blenheim. Mother-in-law to Mike Caughy and John Hodgins. Very proud and loving grandmother of Joel Caughy (Melissa), Jennifer Caughy (Chris), Cassie Fulmer (Matt), Stephan Fulmer, Nathan Vercouteren, Kevin Vercouteren (Gillian), Jolynne Vercouteren, Mitchell LaBrosse, Rachael LaBrosse, Zechariah Hodgins, Kuper Hodgins and great-grandmother of Noah Reis, Leland Walker and Scarlett Caughy.
Dear sister and sister-in-law to Marjorie Meidinger, Stephen and Pat Meidinger, Paul Jaster, Theresa Regier, Virginia Denomme, Mary and Gerard Ducharme, Anne and Cyrille Hartman, Anne and Tony Versteegden, Hank, Tony (Joanne) and Albert Vercouteren and Adriana Wilson-Dowler. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews along with numerous friends. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Emily (Bedour) Meidinger, her brothers Roman (Elsie), Ivan and Leo Meidinger, her sister, Marquerite Jaster, her brother-in-laws Lloyd Denomme and Clem Regier, and her sister-in-laws Cecillia Meidinger and Marie Oostrom.
Mom truly enjoyed her job as personal support worker and worked until the age of 70. Many lives were touch by her generous and caring heart. We would often hear “we just love your mother”. Those who knew Martha could not help but love her for her innocent and funny comments. We would like to thank all the nurses and support staff for their help during Mom’s illness and a big thank you to Dr. Martha Clendenning, our family, friends and neighbours.
Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street in Blenheim for visitation on Wednesday December 18, 2013 from 2 – 5 & 7 – 9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 6:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough Street N, Blenheim on Thursday December 19 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery followed by a reception in St. Mary’s Hall. Friends wishing to remember Martha with a Memorial Donation are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society and Blenheim Community Senior Centre. On line condolences for the family and donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com