In Memory of




Obituary for Carol Martins (Rosenquist)

Carol Martins of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late "Tony" Anthony Martins, passed away on Friday, March 10th, 2023 at the age of 92 years. Carol leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Valerie (David) and Melanie; grandchildren, Banning (Rachel), Klarissa, Anthony, and Jillian; great-grandchildren, Harvest and Cedar; and sister, Sandy (Jim). She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony; son, Sydney; grandchild, Logan; and brother, Allan (Rita). Caroline Ramona Rosenquist would have liked to believe that she was a small town girl who married her high school sweetheart. She was, and more. She was a world traveller. Carol was born to Gustav and Clara Rosenquist on January 20th, 1931 in Rush Lake, SK. She married “Tony” Anthony Martins and they began their military life together. They moved to Germany where Carol talked Anthony into not living on the military base but rather with the local people; she wanted to learn the culture and meet new people. They enjoyed dancing and drinking at a beer festival in Bavaria. Carol and Anthony went on a holiday to Holland and they danced between the rows of golden tulips and stood amongst the huge stand of trees in the Black Forest. They also travelled across the ocean on a huge travel liner for months; it was a grand party. They dressed fancy for meals, eating exotic food from around the world and meeting new people from around the world too. Carol and Anthony came back to Medicine Hat where she set up a home to raise her family. Once she saw that the children were old enough, they started a part-time job with McElgunn’s. She and Anthony continued to travel extensively into the United States visiting Las Vegas, Arizona, and Montana, there are too many places to mention them all. Carol was an amazing cook. This led her to become the banquet manager and cook at the Royal Canadian Legion in Medicine Hat. Everyone enjoyed her cooking, especially her meat buns. In her later years, Carol enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends, crib was her favourite. She also loved listening to country music and had music playing all the time. But, it was the love of family and friends that was always the uppermost part of her life. Anyone she met would become her friend as she had an easy going way. She was able to help people relax and make connections with all she came into contact with. A Graveside Service will be held later in the Spring at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to subject heading Carol Martins.