Velma Jean Martinson (nee Matity) of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on January 10th, 2023, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband Marlin Martinson; her granddaughter Josy Pierce; her parents Bill and Leona Matity; and siblings Leona Straza, George Matity, Donna Drewitz, Vic Matity, and Bill Matity. Velma is survived by her brothers Lou Matity and John Matity; her children Joy (Kelly) Welder, Judith (Mylo) Chubb, John Martinson, Jeanne Martinson (Malcolm Bucholtz), Jennifer (Mike) Pierce, and Laurelie Martinson; grandchildren Travis and Chad Welder, Dustin, Rondi (Gould), Madison and Rueben Chubb, Brian and Cogan Pierce; and nine great grandchildren.

Velma was a registered nurse who served the Assiniboia community: a board member of Assiniboia Housing Authority and the Lupus Society of Saskatchewan, a volunteer and member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and a union rep for SUN. Velma was known for her love of baseball and politics, and her passion for helping others.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held Saturday, January 14th, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 210-6th Avenue East, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, followed by interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia, SK.  Donations in Memory may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church Memorial Fund and Ross Payant Nursing Home Auxiliary.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Martinson family.  Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK