MATTHEWS

MATTHEWS 1915- 2007 Mrs. Agnes "Myrtle" Matthews of Red Deer passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Center on Sunday May 11, 2007, at the age of 91 years. Myrtle was born on June 28, 1915 in Rosebud, Alberta. The family moved to the Clive area in 1933 it was there that she meet Bob Matthews and the two were married in 1935. They originally settled on the farm, but after time they then choose to settle in Red Deer. Myrtle worked at the Co-op for many years, as well as the Betty Shop and Woolco and she was a volunteer for the Golden Circle for twenty years. Myrtle always enjoyed playing a good game of bridge and to be able to socialize with her family. She will be remembered as a kind person ready to give a helping hand to those in need. Myrtle was very insistent that the entire family attend the Archibald Family Reunion that was held every year for the past seventy years. Myrtle earned a nickname from her grandchildren, they liked to call her "Gramma Dynamite" and wherever she was you would find her grandchildren around her. She was very quick witted and loved to tell stories about her farm life that she shared with her brothers and sisters. Myrtle was always ready to tell a good joke or give you a one liner that always had a point to be taken with it. She was an avid Calgary Flames and Stampeders Football team fan. Myrtle lived a very full life and saw many changes happen during her 91 years. She had many friends along her travels and was a witness to her own legacy of five generations. She left a memory in each and everyone in her family, we all blessed to have her share her life with us all. She will forever be cherished in our hearts. Myrtle is survived by her daughters, Mae Deardoff of Innisfail, Alberta and Phyllis (Wilson) Pickering of Red Deer, Alberta, and one son Dale (Helen) Ford of Killarny, Manitoba and two sisters, Jean (Ted) Decker of Red Deer, Alberta and Peggy Flater of Red Deer, Alberta, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Bob Matthews in 1975, two brothers Jim and Leonard Archibald, two sisters Lily McCollum and Hattie Stead and one grandson, Travis Pickering. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gaetz Memorial United Church 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer. Memorial Donations may be made in Myrtle's honor to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 -45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"


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