Myrtle "Marty" Kingsland
February 21, 2022
KINGSLAND, Myrtle "Marty" Louise - Peacefully at the Atrium Retirement Residence, Orillia on Monday, February 21, 2022 in her 81st year. Beloved partner of the late Francis "Frank" Cassar (2020). Loving mother of Dan Kingsland and his partner Ina Allan, and the late Wayne Kingsland (2017). Dear grandmother of Eric Kingsland, Krista Kingsland, Kathryn Kingsland, Mitchell Kingsland, and Richelle "Rikki" Kingsland. Survived by her step-children: Michelle Gronc and her husband Ritchie, and Kimberley Cassar and her partner Buck Ford, and their families; her nieces, cousins, extended family and many friends. Predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. To attend the visitation or funeral service, you must make a reservation by visiting www.englandfuneralhome.com or by calling (519) 323-2631. Those attending the funeral service are invited to a reception immediately following the service at Mount Forest United Church. Masks are mandatory and Covid protocols will be in place. Spring interment at St. Columbkille Cemetery, Orillia. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marty are asked to consider the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation, Orillia where Marty had been a volunteer for 14 years, or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
In the early 1970's our family moved to Toronto and lived in a townhome in Etobicoke. Some months after we moved in, I was delighted with a knock at the door. It was Marty - She said "I am your new neighbour. I heard you are new to Toronto, so if you need any help, please call me." She didn't know what she was in for. We knew almost nothing about Toronto and we leaned hard on Marty, to help us get acquainted with the area. This led to many late night cups of tea and long chats. We lived side by side for many years and our friendship blossomed. Then, as all things do, things changed. We moved and she moved. We kept in touch but distance was a problem.
Then one day some years ago, I received a phone call. "Lorraine, please come for a cup of tea. I want to show you the little home Frank and I have put together for our retirement." I went immediately and as always, was met with a happy welcome. The house was truly lovely and again, "we must have a cup of tea".
After this reunion we had many more cups of tea. Marty was always laughing, joking and in great spirits. I was able to visit many times in their little house in Washago and also visited her and Frank at The Atrium in Orillia. However, due to age, distance and various other reasons I was not able to visit again.
Marty's greatest love, next to Frank of course, were for her 5 Grandchildren. They were the centre of her universe.
Her happy outlook, generosity and giving ways have touched us all.
Marty, I count you as my dearest Friend, and I will miss you.
Nana Marty was a strong woman who loved life and had a great sense of homour. I am grateful for all of the love and support she showed me in her life. I will miss her always.— Krista Kingsland, February 26, 2022
— Neil and Christine Barry, February 25, 2022
Our deepest sympathies. Marty was a kind, wonderful and happy lady. When she laughed you couldn’t help but join in - her laughter was infectious. She welcomed everyone into her life with open arms and a loving heart. She will live on in our memories and through her grandchildren.
Neil and Christine Barry