Terrence (Terry) A.
Sept. 10, 1939 – Feb. 2, 2015
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our husband, brother and father/grandfather/great-grandfather, Terrence (Terry) Arthur Matthews at the age of 75 on Monday, February 2, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Melva (Hyde), sister Charlein (Walter) Kalau, children Donna (Kelly) Baltimore & David (Eva) Matthews, grandchildren Lindsey (Che), Matthew (Isabelle), Amy (Jared), Chelsea, Josh & Mackenzie, great-grandchildren, Jailynn, Thomas & Genevieve and his many friends. Terry lived in Fort Fraser for most of his life and was instrumental in providing local provincial ambulance service for 35+ years, setting up the TV society before cable came to town, driving public and catholic school bus, publishing the local Tritown News and working on a wide assortment of volunteer boards throughout the region with the hope of making life just a little nicer for all. He was also an active member at both Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake Catholic churches, where he was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus.
Terry especially enjoyed his retirement, wintering in Yuma, Arizona with Melva and his sister and husband, Charlein & Walter. His humour, dart playing and hugs will be missed by his many friends down south. He believed a hug could cure anything and was able to make tough situations a little easier with one.
Terry was predeceased by his mother Lorraine Matthews.
Special thanks to Sharon & Bill McLean, Drs Finnegan and Graham, all the special angels at the Red Deer Hospice and the staff at the cancer clinic in High River.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Airdrie, Alberta on Saturday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. We remember the most loving man on a day known for celebrating love. In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to the Red Deer Hospice Society (99 Arnot Ave., Red Deer AB T4R 3S6) in his name.