Martha Zenker

6/5/1922 - 2/27/2018

Obituary Overview

Mrs. Martha Zenker


 Passed away peacefully at home on February 27th, 2018.
The Caring Mutti to Wolfgang Zenker and Liz Gorchynski. Wonderful Oma to Michael (Della), Heidi (Glen Croucher), Grant Gorchynski and Jeffrey Gorchynski. Proud Oma to Great Grandchildren Spencer, Robin, Cassidy, Katie, Caleb and Amy. Martha will be fondly remembered by her Nieces and Nephews especially Hans, Gerhard and Rudi.
Martha was a brilliant business woman who was best known for building homes in Oakville beginning in the 1950’s. She was recognized by Chatelaine magazine three years running as one of the top female entrepreneurs in the country and by the Women's Exchange Network (WXN) as one of the top 100 most influential women in Canada . Her hobbies included painting, sewing and traveling the globe.
The family would like to express special thanks for the wonderful help, care and friendship given by Dana Castle and the caregivers from Calacare.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice are suggested.


Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Oakview Funeral Home

    Event Times

    3/4/2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Chapel Service

    Oakview Funeral Home

    Event Times

    3/5/2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Burial

    St. Jude's Cemetery

    Event Times

    3/5/2018 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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Martha Zenker
Posted by Gerry de la Rosa | 4/24/2018

I am deeply saddened by the passing of a great mentor and leader. Worked with Martha for 11 years and my experience with Lisgar contributed a lot to where i am now. Thank you so much Martha and may you ever rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Gerry

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Posted by Susan Fowler | 3/13/2018

Elizabeth and Wolfgang, I am so sad to hear of your mother's death and send condolences to you and all the family. I'm not sure I can express the importance your mother held to me when I was a small child. For a year or two, your home was my second home. How many afternoons did I spend driving to construction sites in the back of a panelled station wagon filled with electrical cords and tools and plans, your mother at the wheel, her then-dark hair twisted into an elegant chignon and pearls glowing in her ears, those blue eyes shining sharp, and shrewd, and bright, and full of laughter. She was kind to me, and I felt curious and alive in her presence, and I loved being with her. What's more, she was a dear friend to my parents. She made it possible for them to buy the house they loved and lived in for more than fifty years. What a gift that was. They are gone now, too, so I am writing this thanks for them. Wishing you all safe passage through the grief.

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