Martha Chisholm (Cotter) McGilvray, 71, of Bellingham, went to her eternal reward on May 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease, leaving behind Lester P. McGilvray Jr., her soul-mate and devoted husband of 53 years.
Martha loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially her only grandchild Cal. She most loved making people happy and she can rest in peace knowing she brought joy and love to all those who knew her. Known for being spontaneous and the life of the party, Martha was an extraordinarily compassionate person. She opened her home and heart to all who knew her and a few who didn't, but who soon became adopted family. She had a unique way of making others feel welcome. Whether it be seeing how many kids could pile into her station wagon for a quick trip to the beach or DQ, dancing the night away at whatever party she was at, spending summers in Wells Beach, ME, or just hanging outside at home by the fire pit surrounded by family and friends, Martha's love of life and the pure joy and laughter with which she live it touched all around her.