Margaret “Margie” Martin

July 2, 1929 - May 18, 2020

Mrs. Margaret “Margie” Martin was called home into the arms of Jesus on May 18, 2020, at age 90.  She was born July 2, 1929 in Bayshore, New York, a daughter of the late William and Gertrude Canning. 

Margie was the most adoring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her life. She was full of love, light and warmth, always sharing a smile and brightening up any room she entered. She enjoyed listening to music and had an extra special place in her heart for her kitty cats. To know her was to love her. 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, James F. Martin; special friend, Claude Reed; brothers, William Canning, Frank Canning, and Tom Canning; and sister, Gert Rennie. 

She is survived by her brother, Jack Canning; four children, Jim Martin (Nancy), John Martin, Reenie Ewing (Lloyd) and Christopher Martin (Toni); 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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10 Condolences for Margaret “Margie” Martin

  • Margie our family loved you and your family the first time we meet. You will always be in our harts, and never forgotten.

  • Mom Margie, I don’t think I can say it any better than the words expressed by your family in your final tribute. It describes a life well lived, full of love and family sharing. You could easily express your likes and dislikes but never had an unkind word. A gathering was ever enhanced by your presence and your family in all its diversity was enriched by your life. We will miss you. I promise to take good care of Precious Paddy until he gets to sit on your lap again. It is never easy to say goodbye so I will just say, until we meet again. . .love you and God speed.

  • My deepest condolences. Treasure your memories. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Many memories of the great get-togethers I was privileged to be part of with Margie and family over the years. Such a great sense of humor, always upbeat and fun to be around as well as the life of the party. Susan adored visiting with Margie when we last lived in DE and we always looked forward to seeing her and Chris at Grain in Newark for beers. Our sincere sympathies to Jim, John, Reenie and Chris (and families). May Margie Rest In Peace! Sláinte!

  • Because the pandemic dictates a small number of mourners, I offer most sincere condolences to all of my nieces, nephews and in-laws who had a special relationship with Margie. Loss of one we love is heartbreaking, no matter the circumstances. How fortunate you were to have had her with you for so long.

  • I remember as a boy being acknowledged and treated kindly and gently by my Aunt Margie. I was always so impressed by her beauty and amazing personality. Aunt Margie would ask me how I was doing and this meant a lot to me as a boy. At our family parties, Aunt Margie encouraged we kids to enjoy ourselves. She was apparently an amazing mom who encouraged her two older sons to play musical instruments and start a rock and roll band. I remember being blown away as a boy hearing them play with their mom’s encouragement.
    We will all miss you Aunt Margie. My prayers are with Aunt Margie’s lovely family.
    Much Love and sincerity,
    John Canning

  • Margie was an awesome mother in law! Lots of fun and love. She blessed me with a wonderful wife! We will miss her but are so happy for her new life!

  • Thinking about you all and sending prayers and peaceful thoughts your way.
    May sweet and beautiful Aunt Margie, rest In peace. She was loving, warm and wonderful to those who knew her. May her spirit soar, freed from the limitations of her body.
    God bless and love to you all!
    Trish Canning

  • I’m so sad to hear about Aunt Margie. She was such a warm, engaging and loving Aunt. She always talked with me at length about my life and goals and always left me with the feeling that I was loved. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins Jimmy, Johnny, Reenie and Chris and all their spouses, kids and grand kids. And my Dad Jack wanted me to make sure you all know that he misses Margie, thought of her often and fondly remembers the fun they had together as kids – especially the times they spent venturing to the candy store. Love you all. Cousin Franny.

  • I always remember Aunt Margie as a welcoming, warm, fun- loving person. Who else but she and Uncle Jimmy would call my brother Marky Maypo?! Family reunions over the years such as in Schoharie County were a chance to reconnect with Aunt Margie and her family, and we always had a blast at those parties. Sending my deepest sympathies to Jimmy, Johnny, Reenie and Chris. Cousin Barbara