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Martha Preston

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On January 13, 2022 @ 5:36 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 14 Comments

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Suddenly and unexpectedly, on Sunday, December 19th, 2021 we lost a Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend who has left behind an incredible void.

Martha Preston (née Wilder) was born the second youngest of five children to George and Sarah Wilder on September 24th 1946. Growing up in Pottageville Ontario life was fun, and hard with her siblings Dolly (Gillham, deceased), Eddie, Aubrey (deceased) and Irene (Maskell)  in that little white house. Helping on the family farm, she developed a lifelong love of animals, gardening and a small town charm she always retained, with a hello and smile for everyone.

Martha married the love of her life Fred Preston (deceased) and together, with her daughter Vicky, they started a family, welcoming their daughter Tanya a few years later.

Martha had an incredible sense of community. One of the ways she expressed that was through her love of the Bolton Legion. Poppy drives, fundraisers, catering weddings and funerals, Martha was always there. Her service to the Legion was a source of pride. Another was her and Fred assisting the Shriners with their Christmas fruitcake sales.

Martha loved to laugh. Her’s was unmistakable. She loved to have fun. Country music was her style, with Conway often playing in the background. Card night, with a few friends, drinks and dancing was perfect.

Her spirit was ever generous, selflessly taking care of her husband and her neighbors. Always ensuring you had a place to sleep and a warm meal, helping those in need. Always there when you needed a shoulder to lean or cry on. There was no one else like her.

She will be incredibly missed by her many friends and family, the residents of Walker Road, by Vicky Burgsma and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and especially by her daughter and granddaughter, Tanya Preston and Cordelia.

There will be a be a celebration of life service held towards the end of April when we can all be safely together to celebrate Martha’s life.

Notices will be posted closer to day.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Martha Preston”

Condolence from Cam Lindsey on January 13th, 2022 6:19 pm

Sorry to hear of the passing of Martha. She had a great sense of humour and loved to have fun. My condolences to all the family

Condolence from Irene Blake on January 13th, 2022 9:46 pm

Aunt Martha was one of a kind, Her pride in her family was shown every time she talked about them.
Tanya and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Condolence from Pat Moody on January 13th, 2022 10:16 pm

Sorry for your loss but Martha was a wonderful person she will be remembered by many

Condolence from James on January 14th, 2022 9:55 am


Condolence from John H Archibald on January 14th, 2022 6:10 pm

Our sincere condolences to all of Martha’s family members. I haven’t seen Martha in many, many, years but we grew up together at Pottageville. The Wilder family had a lot off our family farm. Her dad, George, walked up our back lane every night to get a Bee Hive syrup pail filled with milk for his family. He showed up at the same time every day as we were doing the milking. I have many fond memories of Martha and the Wilder family.
John & Anne Archibald

Condolence from Bill and Elaine Johnston on January 14th, 2022 6:29 pm

So sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. Bill and I send our condolences to her family

Condolence from Susan Burbidge (Morrison) on January 14th, 2022 7:21 pm

So sorry to hear this sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
The Morrison Family

Condolence from Marg Pilson on January 15th, 2022 10:36 am

Marthas’ laugh was her signature, we all would like more.
Sorry for your loss.
Marg Pilson

Condolence from Jeanne Mullarkey on January 21st, 2022 1:21 pm

I was sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. Even though we had not kept in touch
the last few years, I have some wonderful memories of our times together.
Sorry for your loss
Jeanne Mullarkey

Condolence from Paula Gillham-Harding on January 22nd, 2022 12:38 pm

I will miss Martha dearly. A wonderful Aunt and friend. Reminiscent of the old days and her and mom ( Dorothy) growing up. Going grocery shopping and just sitting and talking.

Condolence from Starr Kaski on January 22nd, 2022 1:04 pm

So sorry for your loss. I’m going to miss her greatly.

Condolence from Chris nelson on January 25th, 2022 12:52 pm

My condolences to the family of Martha. May she Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Pam Remnant on January 28th, 2022 7:34 am

Condolences to Martha’s family. Your mom was a dear friend for many years. We have many wonderful memories over the years of life in the Bolton community. Rest in peace dear friend.

Audrey McCabe and Family

Condolence from Ann Clarke on March 3rd, 2022 10:24 pm

I’ve only just heard about Martha’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to Vicky and Martha’s family and friends.

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