1957 – 2020
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving Family in Kirkland on March 3, 2020.
She is survived by her beloved husband William Menzies, her cherished son Davide Chirico (Brianna McGirr) as well as many family members and friends.
A private memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021. In accordance with the government’s management of the pandemic, we are limited to 25 people and therefore immediate family, by invitation only, will be in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation and/or the West Island Palliative Care Residence is requested by the Family.
Marta Dalfino est décédée paisiblement, le 3 mars 2020, à Kirkland, entourée de ses proches.
Elle laisse dans le deuil son époux bien-aimé, William Menzies, son fils chéri, Davide Chirico (Brianna McGirr), ainsi que de nombreux parents et amis.
Un service commémoratif privé aura lieu le samedi 19 juin 2021. Selon les lignes directives des autorités gouvernementales responsables de la gestion de la pandémie, nous sommes limités à 25 personnes, donc seulement la famille immédiate, sur invitation seulement, sera présente au rassemblement.
Au lieu de fleurs, des dons à la Fondation de l’Hôpital Général Juif de Montréal et/ou à la Résidence de soins palliatifs de l’Ouest-de-l’Île seraient appréciés.
Il 3 marzo 2020 è mancata all’affecto dei suoi cari, Marta Dalfino Menzies, 1957-2020. Ne danno il triste annuncio l’amato marito William Menzies, il figlio Davide Chirico (Brianna McGirr) e tutti i parenti e amici.
Invece di fiori, la famiglia chiede donazioni all’ospedale Jewish General e/o West Island Palliative Care Residence.
Helen BeaudinMarch 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
My sweet Martha, we were together for too short a time. You instantly became a sister to me. I will never forget your humour, your infectious laugh, your beautiful face and most of all your beautiful, kind and generous nature. You will always be in my heart and I will live you forever my Sista. God speed and God bless and thank you for being there for us. You will be loved forever; until we meet again may God keep you in the palm of his hand. ❤️
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 10:03 am
Not a day went by that she did not speak of you and Bert and the kids and grandchildren. you knowthat she’s with you every day and watches over you all.
Glenn MenziesMarch 12, 2020 at 10:23 am
Martha left this world too early despite a long and courageous struggle. A kind and gentle soul, she left a positive impact on everyone she touched.
She exemplified unconditional love, she brought out the best in all of us and especially her dearest Bill. Sincerest condolences to brother Bill, Davide, Brianna and her extended family. Martha, you will be terribly missed but never forgotten.
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
Glenn, your visit on her last day meant so much to her. The conversation that you had filled her with gratitude. You were comforting in her final hours. Thank you.
Sandra FraserMarch 12, 2020 at 10:23 am
My sincere condolences to Bill and Davide. Martha was a lovely woman, with a great smile and always so incredibly genuine. I have very fond memories of her. My heart goes out to the entire family.
William MenziesMarch 12, 2020 at 12:22 pm
Thank you Sandra. You did so much to help us and Martha always commented on your kindness.
Wanda and Pat MenziesMarch 12, 2020 at 2:46 pm
My heartfelt condolences to you Bill and Davide.
We did not know Martha very long but we know she was a kind and generous lady, always giving and never asking for anything in return. Martha you will be greatly missed by all.
Rest In Peace until we meet again.
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 9:56 am
Thank you for your kindness. You’re right, of course, that she always put others before her own needs. Our time together was too short and yet was filled with great memories and love.
Neil SummerMarch 12, 2020 at 3:14 pm
David and I were truly shocked when we heard last week of Martha’s passing……our deepest sympathies go to Davide and to Bill on their￼ sad, sad loss.
My friendship with Martha dates back all the way to 1976, when Dorothy and I first arrived in Montreal for our two-year work placement and, within minutes of Dorothy starting her first job, her new￼ work colleague Martha befriended her, with a continuing close friendship that stood the test of 3000 miles apart for over 30 years until Dorothy’s passing in 2011.
In our earliest times in Montreal, Dorothy and I, together with Martha and Joe, spent many, many happy occasions together, both generally socialising, but also amongst their families, who gave us fantastic hospitality and support whilst we lived away from our home in the UK.
On various occasions during our friendship, Dorothy, David and I subsequently returned to Montreal and spent great times with both Martha and Davide and, more recently, together with Marilyn, of meeting Bill, about whom Martha spoke so devotedly.
And, of course, even after Dorothy’s passing, Martha and I kept in regular contact with each other, remembering many good and light-hearted times that we had all spent together.
Martha’s passing is very sad and is a most upsetting loss…..she was a wonderful, loyal friend, for whom I have, and will always have, very fond memories.
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 9:51 am
Neil, I feel that I know so much about Dorothy, youSusan, Marilyn and Davide. She spoke of you constantly. Thank you for your kind words.
Louise et Robert RiopelMarch 12, 2020 at 6:20 pm
Ma belle Martha, tu vas me manquer tellement ,Robert et moi souhaitons toutes notre sympathies à toi Bill et David
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 9:48 am
Prend soins de Robert et les enfants Louise et assure toi que Martha veille sur vous.
Mary MauriceMarch 12, 2020 at 7:09 pm
Wonderful lady, Rest In Peace. You will be missed….
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 10:20 am
Thanks Mary. Give my love to the children and to Lou.
Chantal LamarcheMarch 13, 2020 at 7:03 pm
Mes plus sincères condoléances cher oncle Bill! Je pense à toi et aux tiens très fort! Prenez bien soin de vous! xxx
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 10:19 am
Chantal, Martha etait une dame que toi, Eric et les enfants auraient beaucoup aimees connaitre. Elle etait douce, genereuse et surtout aimable. Merci Chantal.
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 10:24 am
Chantal, tu as connu ma Martha et tu sais a quelle point que j’ai ete chanceux qu’elle ma aimee. Je t’envoi ainsi qu’a toutes ta famille mes affections.
William MenziesMarch 14, 2020 at 9:59 am
Merci ma belle Chantal. Elle etait une Femme extraordinaire. xoxo
Lynda O'ConnorMarch 16, 2020 at 2:36 pm
I am writing you because I cant talk right now. i received the news on my best friend and I am heart broken. i have no words at all. i feel lost because i did not say what i wanted to tell her. i t hought we would of had more time. she was my little sister and the only girlfriend i had. she was always there for me and my family in the roughest times in my life and alway made my days brighter in knowing she cared as i did. i will miss her very much but know one day, we will all be together in peace and listening to her say to me, as she always did, Lynda youre too funny! she is gone from earth but is now looking down at us as angels do with her sweet smile saying, i am here, dont forget me (which no one will ever). she left an imprint on us and a lot of others. i loved her before, now and always. Martha, i will see you in heaven,, i have no doubts. l
William MenziesMarch 16, 2020 at 7:10 pm
Thank you Lynda. She loved you dearly.
Dolores RequenaMarch 20, 2020 at 7:42 pm
Cher Bill, toutes mes condoléances ! Je suis de tout cœur avec toi, prends soin de toi maintenant et dis-toi que Martha ne souffre plus et qu’elle vivra toujours en toi. Mes condoléances à son fils David.
William MenziesMarch 21, 2020 at 9:46 am
Merci ma belle Loli. Elle est enfin en paix et j’ai pas le moindre doute qu’elle veille sur nous.
Vicki-Jane CollarMarch 21, 2020 at 12:17 pm
My dear Bill. I am so truly sorry for Martha’s passing. I’ve only known you a short time and know how much you love her. You did everything you could and more. I only met her once, briefly, but I could tell what a lovely and sweet person she was, I wish I hadn’t gotten to know her. She will for ever be in your heart. My condolences to all who loved her.
Sandra DaddarioMarch 21, 2020 at 8:32 pm
Martha you became a part of my life that I cherished so much. You got me through some rough patches and then made me laugh when I felt like giving up. Distance never changed my love for you and then both you and Bill got me home safe and sound. I can hear your voice and that funny laugh. I miss our daily conversations and those nonsense texts. I truly miss you and honestly love that soul that made you Martha. ❤️
Bert BeaudinAugust 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm
You were taken from us far too early, You had an impact on us from the day we met you. Your thoughtfulness, empathy and love touched us, and we felt like family. You continue to be with us in our thoughts and sweet memories. Sleep in peace, knowing that you are loved and missed by many.
Anna & Giacomo Lopraino & FamilyAugust 18, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Dear Bill, we never met but Martha and i grew up together my father and her mother were cousins,i loved her dearly like a little sister. She was the sweetest and most kind person that existed.Somehow over the years we lost track, but i knew she was happy and i was happy for her. Just today i was in my thoughts and i thought to get in touch with her, because i missed her and i wanted to let her know how i missed her , when i learned she had passes away . I could not stop crying She will be in our hearts forever. Our heart felt condolences to you and Davide .
William MenziesSeptember 6, 2020 at 10:07 am
Thank you so much. She was the light of my life.