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February 4, 1964 - January 26, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Martha Ligia Murcia Aranzalez on January 26, 2021 at the young age of 56 while getting care at St. Boniface Hospital. 


Martha loved and lived for her family in Colombia and in Canada. She leaves behind her husband; Bill, daughters; Ana Maria and Madelen, step children; Jamie and Samantha (Adnan), as well as granddaughter, Ana Sofia, parents; Abraham Murcia Carvajal and Nirsa Murcia Aranzalez, sisters and brother; Judith, Gloria and Abraham. 


Martha grew up in Florencia, Colombia, where she graduated from high school at Colegio los Sagrados Corazones and then pursued her career, graduating from the University of Amazon as an accountant. She then continued her education to complete 2 masters in public accounting at Libre University. 


She moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 2002. She met the love of her life in 2008 and moved to La Salle, Manitoba, Canada, in 2009. 


Martha will always be remembered for her infectious smile, upbeat personality, her persistence, and drive. She had a love for rock & roll as well as Son Cubano and Salsa music. Martha accomplished anything she put her mind to. In 2016, she completed her Bachelor of Business and Administration at the University of Winnipeg. 


Martha was always affectionate with her Shihtzu, Ruffin over the years. Her passions included gardening, travelling, studying, and praying. She took pride in the home her and Bill created together and their many adventures while always keeping close contact with her family in Colombia. 


At this time, there won’t be a service for Martha. When the time comes, we’ll have a celebration of Martha’s life. Martha will rest peacefully in Colombia.


The family thanks all for their condolences and thoughts during this difficult time.

Martha's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Thank you to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital as they made Martha comfortable in her final days.

Con gran pesar y tristeza anunciamos el fallecimiento de Martha Ligia Murcia Aranzalez el 26 de enero del 2021 a la edad de 56 años mientras recibía atención en el Hospital St. Boniface.


Martha amaba y vivía para su familia en Colombia y Canadá. Deja atrás a su marido; Bill, hijas; Ana María y Madelen, hijastros; Jamie y Samantha (Adnan), así como su nieta, Ana Sofia, padres; Abraham Murcia Carvajal y Nirsa Murcia Aranzalez, hermanas y hermano; Judith, Gloria y Abraham.


Martha creció en Florencia, Colombia, donde se graduó de la escuela secundaria del Colegio los Sagrados Corazones y siguió su carrera, graduándose de la Universidad de Amazon como contadora. Luego continuó su educación para completar 2 maestrías en contabilidad pública en la Universidad Libre.


Se mudó a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadá en el 2002. Conoció al amor de su vida en el 2008 y se mudó a La Salle, Manitoba, Canadá, en el 2009.


Martha siempre será recordada por su sonrisa contagiosa, su personalidad alegre, su perseverancia y su empuje. Ella logró todo lo que se propuso. En el 2016, completó su Licenciatura en Administración y Negocios en la Universidad de Winnipeg.


Martha siempre fue cariñosa con su Shihtzu, Ruffin a lo largo de los años. Sus pasiones incluían la jardinería, viajar, estudiar y orar. Se enorgullecía del hogar que ella y Bill crearon juntos y de sus muchas aventuras, mientras mantenía contacto cercano con su familia en Colombia. Martha amaba varios géneros de música, pero sus favoritos eran Rock & Roll, Son Cubano y Salsa.


En este momento, no habrá servicio para Martha. Cuando llegue el momento, celebraremos la vida de Martha. Martha descansará en paz en Colombia.


La familia agradece a todos por sus condolencias y pensamientos durante este momento difícil.


Si lo desea, se pueden hacer donaciones a la Sociedad Canadiense del Cáncer.


Gracias al personal del Hospital St. Boniface que hicieron que Martha se sintiera cómoda en sus últimos días.


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