Martha Beatrice Genter
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Martha Beatrice Genter, on April 14, 2023 at the age of 71. Born on March 26, 1952, in Little Bras d’Or she was the daughter of the late Louis and Sadie (Pentz) Carey.
Martha worked for many years at the fish plant in North Sydney before becoming a stay at home mom and later in life as a crossing guard for the elementary and Jr. High School in Sydney Mines and North Sydney.
Ma loved watching her TV shows (Hallmark movies) and having that clicker but never settling on a station, playing TV Bingo with her friend Marie, listening to music, singing and dancing. She would often sing parts of songs over and over leaving them in peoples heads for the rest of the day. She loved being around people young and old.
Every Saturday morning you would find her at the Strand Bowl where she helped run the Youth Bowling League. She also participated in the Sunday Night Mixed League and the Monday Night Ladies League, where she made lifelong friendships. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren playing cards, letting them help her with scratch tickets or just carrying on. She loved to laugh. She always looked forward to Canada Day where it was an opportunity to go to Baddeck to watch the parade and go back to Ellen Marg’s for a BBQ and a card game with all the family. There was always laughter and Tom Foolery. Family was the most important thing to Ma.
She is survived by her sons John Carey, Bras d’Or; Richard (Laureen Shebib), Sydney; daughters Corrina, Lake Echo, Rebecca (Josh Gracie), Sydney Mines; her grandchildren who she loved dearly Joshua, Jeffrey, Melissa (Matt Ward), Sarah and Chloe great grandchildren Ethan and Alexander. She is also survived by her siblings, Sonny (Pat), George, Ellen Marg (Allister) Phillips, Alfred, Gladys (Fred) Howell, Auley (Ella) and Joe Glen (Michelle). Martha will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends especially her niece Tracey Inder who she had a very special bond with. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, sisters, Isabel, Phyllis (Fraser), Catherine (Rudderham) and Sophie (Tucker), brothers, Thomas, John, Raymond and Donald.
A very special thank you to Dr. Kohlsmith and the staff of the Miners’ Memorial Manor where Ma resided for the last 10 years, who loved her like family. Dr Ann Frances D’Intino, staff and volunteers at the Hospice Cape Breton, we cannot thank you enough for the care and love they gave Ma in the last days of her life.
Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held Monday April 17th 2pm-4pm-with a service to follow under the direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home Limited in Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Cape Breton in Martha’s memory. Words of comfort can be forwarded to www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com