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J. Frederick MATTHEWS
Père : Wilfred Matthews
Mère : Lilla Gordon
Décès le : 2008-12-07
Parution : 2008-12-15
Paru dans : Miramichi Leader, NB

J. Frederick (Fred) Matthews 1924 - 2008 John Frederick (Fred) Matthews, husband of Ramona (Mona) Matthews, of Russell Street, Miramichi, passed away peacefully at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, on Sunday evening, December 7, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 84. Born in Lincoln, Maine, USA, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Lilla (Gordon) Matthews. He was an auto mechanic by trade and a former employee of McCarthy Sales Ltd., in Chatham. He was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Miramichi; a Veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Canadian Army; a long serving and dedicated member of Branch # 3, Royal Canadian Legion, Miramichi, where he held many offices including District Commissioner, President, Past President and Service Officer. He is survived by his wife, the former Mona Murphy; eight daughters, Wendy Loggie (Stephen), Bonnie Lenton (Ted), Karen McCarthy (Mario), Tammy Morris (Ted), all of Miramichi, Bev Reynolds (Lorne), of Napan, Nancy Jardine (Stephen), of Fredericton, Arlene Matthews, of Moncton, Kim Gill (Thomas), of Barnaby; two sons, Daryl Matthews, of Miramichi and Jeff Matthews (Cindy), of Quispamsis; two sisters, Helen LeBlanc (Bernie), of Moncton and Linda Clarke (Bill), of Ottawa, Ont.; one brother, Gerald Matthews, of Fredericton; twenty-one grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by three sisters, Marjorie Clarke, Dorothy Horsman and Marion Johnson; four brothers, Lee, Ralph, Glen and Layton Matthews; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday and Wednesday. Members of Branch # 3, Royal Canadian Legion held a Veterans' Service at the funeral home on Wednesday evening. The funeral service was held from St. Andrews United Church, on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 11 am, conducted by Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight. The music for the service was provided by Jacqueline Allain and Bob McCullum and the hymns were "Peace In The Valley", "Amazing Grace", "Here I Am Lord" and ""How Great Thou Art". The scriptures were read by Krista Williams and the eulogy was presented by Chris McCarthy and Daryl Matthews. A special poem was offered by Arlene Matthews. The honorary pallbearers were Ian Bowie, John Dick, Glen Hazlett, Ron Horsman, Bernie LeBlanc, Art Adams, Carl Dickson, Marg Dealy, Ray MacDonald, Clarence (Junior) MacDonald. The active pallbearers were Tony Loggie, Michael Martin, Jason McCarthy, Tyler Matthews, Jamie Reynolds, Matthew Jardine. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Miramichi. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca. SOURCE: MIRAMICHI LEADER DECEMBER 15, 2008 LISTING ID 186175

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