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In Memory of

Heather Martin

Beloved Mum, Nana, Sister and Friend. Pharmacy Assistant, Creative Crafter and Church Bell-Ringer. A bold, fun-loving and generous spirit who lived life to the full.

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Heather's story

With great sadness we announce the loss of our beloved mother, Heather Martin (nee Lawson) who passed very suddenly on 9th February 2023 in Wilmcote, Warwickshire. Heather was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1959, daughter to Gavin and Vera, and sister to Pat and Barbara. After leaving school she qualified as a shorthand typist, undertaking her profession with diligence and distinction. When off duty she loved to dance in local discos, especially to the sounds of Abba and Sweet. In 1980 she married and three children followed. Heather warmly and selflessly encouraged Adele, Sheryl and Ryan to achieve their full potential. She was a dedicated cheerleader for their many academic, musical and athletic endeavours, and later, their professional careers. In due course Heather was employed as a Pharmacy Assistant with Lloyds Pharmacy in Kirkcaldy High Street, and through this work became a much valued member of her local community. In 2007 she was so proud to be invited by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Fife to attend Queen Elizabeth’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, and in 2012 to win a national Lloyds Pharmacy retail award. In her free time she enjoyed rehearsing and performing with the Kirkcaldy Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Heather’s resilience and determination helped her to remain positive in challenging times. In 2013 she re-located 400 miles to Warwickshire, working as Pharmacy Assistant for Birk & Nagra Pharmacy in Leamington Spa. To embark on such a life change at the age of 54 was typical of her bold spirit and her resolve to live life to the full. While working at the Bath Street pharmacy she led the initiative for a ‘blue plaque’ for the building to commemorate the birthplace of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the pioneering forensic scientist and pathologist. She soon became a Nana to Bella, then Finn, and adored her weekend trips to Kingston-upon-Thames to dote on her grandchildren. She enjoyed an active and varied social life, including Scottish country dancing, church bell-ringing and airgun league shooting. Known affectionately as ‘Scottish Heather’, she loved to dine out with friends and to take continental coach trips to explore European cities with like-minded folk. She was an avid bargain hunter, taking delight in showing off her latest charity shop finds. One of her greatest pleasures was to find the perfect quirky and meaningful gift for a loved one, or to craft one by hand. Heather’s generous and affectionate spirit is perhaps what defined her the most and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Remembered by Adele, Sheryl and Ryan Martin

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Heather Martin 's Tributes

  • Funeral Donations
    £517.60
    Donated by A.E. Bennett Funeral Directors
    17/05/2023
  • Heather sounds like an incredible person, so so sorry for your loss. Katie and the Sargent family
    £20.00
    Donated by katie Sargent
    24/03/2023
  • Dear Sheryl and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you in this difficult time.
    £20.00
    Donated by Joanna Adsoy
    24/03/2023
  • £20.00
    Donated by Lindsay Booth
    23/03/2023
  • Dear Heather, You will always be missed. Hope your family finds strength in this difficult time. Love. Tej
    £10.00
    Donated by Tej Modi
    21/03/2023
  • £10.00
    Donated by Lorna McAndie
    16/03/2023
  • Remembering a lovely lady and the shared times we had during rehearsals and performances of 'Under Milk Wood'.
    £20.00
    Donated by Margaret Rogers
    14/03/2023
  • £100.00
    Donated by Abby Martin
    11/03/2023
  • Thinking of you all at such a difficult time x
    £20.00
    Donated by Nicholas Tyler-Hicks
    06/03/2023
  • My thoughts are with Adele, Sheryl and Ryan and the rest of Heather's family through this sad time. Rest in peace, Heather. Xx
    £30.00
    Donated by Alison Creamer
    05/03/2023
  • £25.00
    Donated by James Puddefoot
    05/03/2023
  • Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Love Ian and Kathleen xx
    £30.00
    Donated by Kathleen Arnott
    03/03/2023
  • Thinking of you all, Margaret & Geoff (Scotland)
    £10.00
    Donated by Margaret Legge
    02/03/2023
  • You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    £20.00
    Donated by Renata & Craig Arnott
    01/03/2023
  • Will miss you Heather my wonderful cousin. Mariko
    £10.00
    Donated by [email protected] Kazer
    01/03/2023
  • Sending love to Sheryl and family. Your mum sounds like an amazing person x
    £20.00
    Donated by Laura Harding
    01/03/2023
  • Some people just pass through your life but there will always be those rare one's who are there to make a personal history that you carry with you as part of the human experience. Heather was one of them for me, as she was for many others who's heart's will be feeling heavier today. I will always remember her sunny, shiny, and lovable energy she naturally radiated ; will always remember how devoted she was as a mother, busily organising and clucking round her brood like a proud litte hen, and there was no doubt that she was proud of them, all now fine examples of well rounded adults, and my neices and nephews, as difficult as these sad days are, must always remember how incredibly blessed and lucky they were to have her love and laughter to carry them through this hard world, and it always, always will x
    £10.00
    Donated by Derek Martin
    28/02/2023
  • Taken too soon. Thoughts with Adele, Sheryl and Ryan xx
    £50.00
    Donated by Angela Duncan
    28/02/2023
  • £90.00
    Donated by Paul Martin
    28/02/2023
  • £10.00
    Donated by Paul Martin
    28/02/2023
  • A very inspiring lady. My thoughts are with Sheryl, Adele and Ryan. RIP Heather x
    £10.00
    Donated by Kyle Ross
    28/02/2023
  • £10.00
    Donated by Kelsey Ross
    28/02/2023
  • Wonderful Heather! We shared so many happy times together on your weekend trips down to Kingston and many New Year’s Eve celebrations! An infectious laugh and a wicked sense of humour, I will miss our little chats and your advice. A huge loss to all and far too soon. Sending love to all the wider family and your friends xxx
    £50.00
    Donated by Gemma Hanson
    28/02/2023
  • Sorry for your loss Sheryl. She sounds a wonderful woman
    £30.00
    Donated by Laura Moore
    28/02/2023
  • Your wonderful daughter sheryl has told me so .ugh about you, I'm sorry we didn't get the opportunity to meet. Rest in peace ❤
    £20.00
    Donated by Dave Megeney
    28/02/2023
  • £10.00
    Donated by Nathalie Mercier
    28/02/2023

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