May 30, 1932 – April 12, 2019
In the quiet of the evening of April 12, 2019, our beautiful lady passed gracefully into her peace surrounded by the love of family at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail BC.
To capture her life in a few paragraphs proves much too difficult to say the least…
She was featured in the Nelson Star “Pioneer Series” in June 2012, following a celebration of her 80th birthday which relays much off her journey…
She was an amazing mother during an era of hard times. She taught us to share what little we may have with those who have less. She managed to instill in her children the gifts of anticipation, wonderment, and excitement, with very little means to work with. She taught us to be honest, generous, brave, ethical, compassionate, and that the very most important treasure in life is family. She loved her family passionately.
Our “Matriarch” leaves behind daughters, Trudy, Janet (Randy), sons Marc, Kelly (Helen), grandchildren Justin (Nicole), Braden (Cici), James, Courtney (Kalee), Clayton (Fallon), Jarrod (Agata), Brien, Amanda, Hayley (Sean), Kyle (Tash), and Emma (Shane), great grandchildren Justice, Nikaia, Brien, Nevaeh, Connor, Helaina, Colton, Bryce, Sharla, Boston, (the 1st) Theo, Boston, (the 2nd), sister Dorothy, brothers Clifford (Marg), and Ted (Amy), numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family, and special friends…
A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Matheson residence, 108 Hanson Avenue in Salmo on May 18th, in the garden, her favorite spot in recent years, at 3:00 pm, preceded by a private interment.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
No formal service at her request.