After a long struggle with dementia, it is with sadness and a great sense of relief that the family of Laurel Martell announce her peaceful passing on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Bluewater Health C.E.E.H. Site. Beloved wife of the late John “Rocky” Martell (2011). Mother of John W. Martell of Petrolia, Colleen (Dennis) of Sarnia, and Douglas (Fran) of Thedford. Remembered by brother-in-law James Martell of Sarnia and family. Predeceased by her parents William and Myrtle Davidson. Laurel was born in Brigden, raised in Courtright and moved to Sarnia where she graduated from Sarnia General Hospital Class of 1954 nursing program. Laurel worked at S.G.H. for a number of years and retired from Carruthers Clinic. After retiring, Laurel enjoyed many years in Grand Bend with Rocky. The family would like to thank the staff and management of Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia for their help and care of Laurel’s day to day needs. Dr. Enoch Daniel and his assistant Laura MacPherson – thank you for your guidance and kindness. C.E.E.H. Nursing Staff, your compassion will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. It was Laurel’s wishes that there be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health C.E.E.H. Site Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).