Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ilda Martins, the one-of-a-kind beloved mother to Mark (Patricia), Nuno (Yulia), and Catia (Marcin), and devoted grandmother to Arwen, Emily, William, Leah, Luke, Caleb, Leonora, and Alanea. 
After a courageous battle with an aggressive cancer, she left the world peacefully on May 27, 2021.
Born August 24, 1960, in Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal, to Maria das Dores and José Calçada Júnior, she was the adored youngest sibling of Maria do Carmo, José, Maria Natália, Maria Helena, Margarida, and Luís. In September 1988, she immigrated to Toronto, ON, Canada, where she proceeded to piece together the next several chapters of her life.
She will be remembered for her tireless work ethic (and inability to sit still!); for her integrity; kindness; sense of humour and fun; her adoration of her cat, Neo; her pride in her native Portugal; and, primarily, for her everlasting love for her children and grandchildren- a love which permeates and endures beyond worldly constraints.
In lieu of flowers, to honour the memory of Ilda Martins, you may wish to make a donation in her name to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at https://supportthepmcf.ca/ui/TributeDonation/donations/start 
 

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June 01, 2021
Carla & Joshua
Marco, Nuno & Catia, it is with our deepest sorrow that we offer up our condolences. Your mom was an admirable woman. She always had a smile on her face and treated everyone as family. She will be greatly missed by everyone who loved her. Heaven has definitely gained an hard working angel.
May 31, 2021
Mr and Mrs Salamon
Dear Family,Catia, Marcin, Nuno, Yulia, Mark and Patricia,Truly, I have no words, how does one even begin to describe the unique relationship and friendship that our family shared together. There is no loss as difficult as that of a good friend, and that was Ilda to all of us. Unquestionably to her adored family, and in addition to everyone she crossed paths with. What a gift she had, to genuinely believe and invest in people, all sorts. We loved her, us,my kids, my in-laws, my friends, and other co-workers who trudged through my house. It was her smile, her warmth,her big heart.Yet it was even more than that. Her simplicity was her greatness. Not wanting ,not needing, only giving ,protecting, sheltering, loving. Ilda recognized G-do truth, and she lived by it. And because that was her core, she was able to forgive and love unconditionally. My children have all written about Ilda’s high moral code this is why they could totally trust and adore her.She role modeled and shared her wisdom, and life’s lessons.How often she quoted the wisdom of her Dad, that served as her compass. Dear children your loss is inconsolable because it is so irreplaceable . Now your job is to emulate what you have been taught, and love yours as she loved you all. And this coupled with good memories is where the consolation lies, and will do honour to her memory We miss you so much Ilda, you were my very good friend,and always so loyal and respectful, I have thanked you on any an occasion, but it’s never enough . your last words to me were “Mrs Salamon, if it was the other way around, I also would not know what say.” G-d bless you Ilda,rest in peace Our love, Mr and Mrs Salamon
May 31, 2021
Shalva and all the Weinrebs
Dear Marco, Catia, Nuno, and Ildas grandchildren God has one amazing angel by his side. Your mother was a truly special woman. Her values, attitude and warmth inspired all of us. She had so much to give and always with grace and a smile. She talked about all of you and your adorable kids. Every year when she would get back from Portugal her face shining in happiness and sharing all the stories and events that happned over there. The time spent with all the family was her favorite pictures to show me. (Although every picture with any of you was special to share too).Your mother's presence in our lives, her words of encouragement and can do inspirational attitude will be forever missed. I'll miss her always and think of her especially when I'm doing a 1000 puzzle. Shalva and all the Weinrebs Memories from my kids Shira. "No one could get me to eat like ilda could. It was always a fun game and I knew she loved me" Nachman "Ilda told me I was special!!" Emma "Ilda always liked to hear my newest song or dance" Shaindy "Ilda has the best hugs (and macaroni cheese sauce
May 31, 2021
Bracha, Ari, Racheli, Yirmiya, Ahuva, Ezra and Aron
Dearest Martins Family and friends,It is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write my most wonderful thoughts of our dear Ilda.Ilda, I can’t imagine a world without your presence. You were such a light. Spreading your warmth, care, love, strong moral values and strong work ethic to all those that you came in contact with. You were so willing to help out in every way. If there was a need, you were there to help. Your love for your kids and grandkids was infinite. You always had great stories and photos to share. To know you Ilda was a privilege. I will always keep you close to my heart. Thank you for being a constant great example to us all! All the love to you my friend! Xo, Bracha, Ari, Racheli, Yirmiya, Ahuva, Ezra and Aron
May 31, 2021
Devorah (Salamon) Zauderer
Dear Martins family, It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. Ilda was one of the most wonderful people I know! Her positive attitude and hard work will always be a lesson for me! After getting married and moving to Isreal, I would love to come back to toronto and see your mom! She always was there with a good smile and helping hand. May you all be comforted by knowing that Ildas life lessons will always live on. Thinking of you as you go through this rough time. And as Ilda always says, may G-D bless you!Devorah (Salamon) Zauderer
May 31, 2021
Yitzchak Salamon
Dear family Martins,Your mother Ilda was very dear to me, and I was extremely saddened to hear of her passing. It has left a deep void in all of our hearts. Yet her memory lives on. For the good feeling she gave us, through her kind words, cheerful attitude, and warm smile stay with us still today. Her dedication, optimism and kindness were her life’s lesson. However, most of all, she will live on through her children and grandchildren whom she always spoke about so fondly. I’m going to miss her terribly and will try to make her proud.My sincere condolences, Yitzchak Salamon
May 31, 2021
Bina Sussman (Salamon)
Dear Martins Family,It is with a heavy heart that I offer my condolences for your dear mother. Ilda was one of the most positive, loving, caring, and kind adults I knew. She was a master educator and believed that every child was “the best”. The kids felt her belief in them and reciprocated for her. As the oldest girl at home, I would often help out with my younger siblings. When one sibling was being difficult, or not listening to me, I’d be helped by your mom rescuing him/her (and me!) using really smart methods of gaining that child’s cooperation. After I married and left home, visiting was a special treat if Ilda was around. She was the third grandparent to my kids. They loved her so much. Her joy in their growth and development made me feel proud and excited to share their latest antics with her. We will all miss her so much. Know that she was very proud of all of you. We will never forget her and keep her in our thoughts and prayers.Wishing you strength and courage to keep making your mom proud as you carry on living life without your dear mother.Be well, Bina Sussman (Salamon)
May 31, 2021
Sari Salamon
Each time I begin to write this text I get overwhelmed. Denial that it’s over. Sad because I love and miss Ilda so much. Confused on where to start. How do you sum up the life of a saint? How do you characterize someone who possessed so much goodness? How do you express how much you love someone who is no longer here? All I can say is that I’m deeply pained by our loss and grateful to have had the opportunity to know and love and be loved by Ilda. Ilda was someone who loved every person unconditionally without expectations. She gave herself fully to each person being mindful, present and available and in return we all trusted her with our hearts. She made an imprint on everyone who knew her with her kindness, loyalty, unwavering love, faithfulness, ever present smile and her belief in us which inspired us to believe in ourselves. She was our cheerleader and she gave us confidence and contentment. We love and miss you so much Ilda. Our hearts hurt for her but we know she’s in a better place. Rest In Peace Dear Ilda Maria Vicente Calcada Martins. Love you always and forever Sari Salamon
May 31, 2021
Rivka Kaufman (nee Salamon)
Dear Family Martins,I'm really sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Your Mom Ilda was a very big and important person in my childhood and adult life. I have many fond memories of her. She had the unique ability to see the good in every person. She really believed in people and she knew how to build them up. She was a very hardworking, dedicated and loyal person. She loved you guys, you could see that you were everything to her. All of the hours that she invested into working at my house was for you. To give you guys a chance for a better life than she had. She was very proud of each and every one of you. I'm going to miss her and I'm sending you my sincere condolences.Love, Rivka Kaufman (nee Salamon)
May 31, 2021
Anabela Lucas
Catia our deepest condolences to you Marco, Nuno and the rest of the family and friends. May Ilda your loving mother rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time 🙏. Anabela & Pedro Miguel Lucas
May 30, 2021
Anth
Catia , my deepest condolences to you and your family. I know how much llda meant a lot to you and to your kids and I’m very saddened by the news. Lots of love and a very big hug from me and my entire family.
May 30, 2021
Liliana Clemenza
Dear Catia, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Ilda was a sweet person, as evident in this beautiful picture of her. A big hug from us. Bill, Liliana and Innes.
May 29, 2021
Paula Scarcella
Our deepest condolences to the whole family for your loss. Ilda was a bright light and a kind soul. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Sincerely, Paula and Peter Scarcella
May 29, 2021
Karina Lepage
Peace, Prayers and Blessings to Ilda’s Family. Ilda was a strength of nature, a beautiful soul always kind and joyful. What a beautiful energy she had. She will be so missed. May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. Rest In Peace Ilda 💛
May 28, 2021
Tania Da costa
My condolences to the family will be missed dearly. Sending love and strength our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time