Martina (INGE) Blaine (nee Schmidt) passed away peacefully on Jan 8, 2019. Born in Jagerndorf, Czechoslovakia on July 10, 1923, her 95 years took her from war-torn Europe to New York, Montreal, Toronto and finally, Stratford, Ont.

Her charm and smile captivated all who met her. Her passions included escapes to the cottage in Haliburton, concerts at Roy Thompson Hall, ballroom dancing and her love of Canadian First Nations’ art.

Now united with husband Gene and son Chris, and lovingly remembered by sons Tim (Wendy) and Sean (Kirsten), grandkids Dustin, Kyle, Shannon, Nicole, Erin and Leigha, and great-granddaughters Natalie and Keira, her unconditional love lives on within all of us.

The family is forever grateful for the loving, compassionate care of Martha Bauman, Dr Doug Thompson, Wendy Dunn NP and the many nurses and staff of Greenwood Court. Many thanks to Cindy and the gang at Demetre’s, Bonnie Bell, June Blaine and all of Martina’s previous caregivers at Anne Hathaway Residence and Peoplecare.

Family and friends may call on the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St. Stratford, on Thursday January 17 from 6:30-8 pm. Funeral ceremony will be held at the funeral home on Friday January 18 at 2 pm with Father Dick Bester officiating (visitation will also take place from 1-2 pm prior to the service). We invite family and friends to join us for refreshments following the service as we further celebrate her life at the Stratford Festival Theatre Marquee, 55 Queen St. from 3-5 pm. Memorial donations to the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice are welcome (through the funeral home 519-271-7411, )

Service Information

Thursday, January 17, 2018 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
and 1 hour prior to funeral service

Funeral Service
Friday, January 18th at 2 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Stratford Festival Theatre Marquee
55 Queen Street, Stratford
from 3-5 p.m.

Memorial Donations
Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice
Charity of One’s Choice 


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W.G. Young Funeral Home
430 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7

Please make cheque payable to the charity you have selected

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