Jeannette Esther DESIATNYK (Martens)

October 22, 1944 – December 24, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce Jeannette’s passing after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Jeannette passed away in Palliative Care, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on December 24, 2011.

She will forever be remembered by her loving husband of 26 years, Paul, her surviving sisters; Esabell Neufeld (Abe – deceased), Caroline Doherty (Jim), Gladys Ralph (Bob), Verna Henry (Eugene – deceased) and brother Donald Martens (Connie). She was predeceased by her parents Wilhelm and Mary Martens, sisters; Doris Lupton (Tom –deceased), Edith Wall (Ernest) and brothers; Norman Martens (Elsie – deceased) and Edward Martens (Pat).

Jeannette was a loving wife and cherished her family. She thoroughly enjoyed their many vacations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, BC and Hawaii, surrounded by family and friends. She valued her friendships and had a wide circle of friends who hold her closely. “Jenny” had a wonderful sense of humour, a beautiful smile for all, and a passionate drive to help those in need of any assistance. Those who knew Jeannette will remember her quiet demeanor, her love for good music, her extraordinary courage in suffering through her cancer, and her faith in the Almighty.

No flowers please. In memory of Jeannette, donations can be given to your choice of charity. Rest in Peace.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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