Lacy Lynn Martin June 6, 1973 – July 19, 2008
With saddened hearts, the family of Lacy Martin announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the age of 35 years, after a long and couragous battle with Breast Cancer. Lacy was born to Doreen and Gary Martin on June 6, 1973 in Swift Current, SK.; moving to Lethbridge in 1979, then to Medicine Hat in 1987. She graduated from CHHS in 1991, attending the U of L in 1992, and Medicine Hat College in 2000, before graduating with honors and receiving her accredidation in Addictions Counselling. Lacy’s love for the elderly took her to Sunnyside Nursing Home for two years and the Brooks Women’s Shelter for two years. Since that time, she has worked in group home settings and was currently employed with Redi Enterprises. Lacy was a very avid reader and owned many books, all of which were read several times over. Lacy loved belly-dancing and enjoyed many hours of friendship over the past four years. She also enjoyed being involved with the Northern Lights Drum Circles. Lacy fought a courageous battle against Breast Cancer for the past four years. She was our warrior, strong to the very end. We will miss you very much and we love you dearly. Along with her loving kitty Freya, Lacy’s memory will be treasured in the hearts of her surviving family; mother, Doreen Martin (Fred Aschenbrenner) and her father Gary Martin; sisters, Candis (Harvey) Wright and their daughter Raven of Seattle, Washington, Jennifer Martin of Medicine Hat, Amber Martin (Marc Tarapaski) of Edmonton; step-brothers, Jeff and Mark Aschenbrenner; grandmother, Martha Weinbender of Swift Current, SK.; uncles, George (Gail) Weinbender, Les (Phyllis) Weinbender, Ron (Karen) Weinbender of Swift Current, SK., Terry Weinbender of Vancouver, B.C.; aunts, Dianna Dwelle (Marvin Sykes) of Texas, USA., Melanie Weinbender (John Wentworth) of Swift Current, SK., Bonnie Martin of Pincher Creek, AB., and cousins, Kevin, Curtis, Jackie, Shannon, Kim, Scott, Crystal and Scott. She is also survived by her best friends, Shonna Beattie, Natallie McKliney, Kelly Mast, Daniel Rand and Lindsay Eldridge. Lacy was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, George and Jessie Martin in 1992, and her maternal grandfather, Jack Weinbender in 2007. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, July 24, 2008, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating and interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com ). If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2.