Gillian "Jill" Martin

August 22, 1946 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 75)


Gillian Mary Martin, 75, of Lancaster, passed away  Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at her home. Jill was born August 22, 1946 in Tanzania, Africa, she was a daughter of the late Graham Attwell & Joy McDougall Attwell. She had been a hairdresser and had previously kept many children as a daycare worker, but most importantly, she valued her time as a mother and grandmother the most. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Attwell, and a sister, Penny Bezuidenhout.

She is survived by her daughter , Susan (Stephen) Watts of Lancaster, two sons, Gary (Kerry) Martin and Kevin Martin, both of Lancaster, three grandchildren, Rylan Watts, Olivia Watts, & Enda Martin, a brother, Brian Attwell of South Africa, and sister Lynn Williams of South Africa, as well as two children she helped raise as her extended family, Emily & Eric.

Jill’s request for cremation rites have been honored at this time and a private ceremony will take place at a later time. Friends and family may leave condolences or special memories on her tribute page at 


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