Barbara Ann Martin

April 1, 1943 to September 22, 2022


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MARTIN, Barbara Ann (nee Benson) April 1st, 1943 – September 22nd, 2022. Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at Dr. L.A. Miller Centre in St. John’s, on September 22nd, 2022, aged 79 years.

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and sister.

She is predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Derek and parents, Frederick and Pearl Benson.

Leaving to mourn her son, Rick (Arlene); granddaughter, Victoria (Zack); great-grandson, Talon; daughter, Pam (Rob) Hutson; grandsons, Robert and Matthew; daughter, Susan (Ken) Curtis; grandsons, Alex and Andrew. She will also be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Joyce Pye, Fred (Mary) Benson, Bob (Maxine) Benson and Dave (Karen) Benson; and siblings-in-law Bill (Lorna) Martin, Valerie (Winston) Skeffington, Linda (Roy) Symonds, Wayne (Sharon) Martin, Jocelyn (Jack) Wood, Randy (Donna) Martin, and sister-in-law Sadie Martin. Barbara also leaves behind a large circle of nieces, nephews, family, and close friends.

The family offers their sincere thanks to the staff of Lanes Retirement Living for their care and support over the past year as well as the staff at the PCU at the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, September 26th, from 2:00PM-9:00PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27th, at 11:00AM with interment to follow at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully accepted or a donation in Barbara’s name may be made to the The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.



2 - 9 p.m. on September 26, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday September 27th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
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Pam,Susan, Rick and families. We are so sorry we are unable to be with you at this time. Barb was a loving wife to Derek and loving mother to you all.. Her last year was a struggle which she tried her very best. She is at peace now with your Dad. May she Rest In Peace. All our love. Bill and Lorna.

Susan, Rick and Pam and families,
Jim and I sent our most sincere condolences to you all and to all members of the family on the passing of your mother Barb. Your loss is so great, but her place in your lives was even greater…I cannot even imagine. She was a women who gave so generously and enormously of all she had. She had talents galore and shared them with all those she encountered. As a host, a cook, a gardener, a florist, a seamstress, friend, a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent and mother, wife, sister, aunt, in-law ( and of course a matriarch ) she was the best of the best.
Tears are in my eyes as I think of her. She is reunited with your Dad I think.
May you rest in peace Barb.

Rick, Pam, Susan and family, very sorry on the passing of your mother. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

Rick, Pam , Sue , So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We will always remember our get togethers with
great food and many laughs.
Rest In Peace Barb

Carol and Bob Roberts

Susan and family, sincere condolences to you on the loss of your dear mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. May your wonderful memories be a great comfort to you and your family at this time.

Joyce, Robert, Fred and David.
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara Ann. My deepest condolences go out to you and the extended family in this time of sadness and grief. May she Rest In Peace.
David Cook

Condolences on the loss of your mother , May she Rest In Peace .

Our sincere condolences to Rick, Pam, Sue and all the family. We are thinking of you at this sad time and sending our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Your mom was a special lady, a kind and gentle woman who loved her family dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers, may all your beautiful memories bring you comfort.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Barb was an incredible lady who helped give us and our boys many wonderful memories. The Matriarch was someone to certainly look up to. Cherish your memories and may your family take comfort in them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John and Frankie

Sorry for your loss. RIP

My sincere condolences to all the family. You all have beautiful memories to cherish of a wonderful lady
Rest in peace Barb.

Randy, Donna and families, so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace