Elise Celine MATHEWS


Elise Celine

Elise Celine Mathews was born on August 15, 1939 in Letellier, Manitoba. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Rosa Boiteau. Elise passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Elise was a woman of many talents and was skilled in mastering anything she set her mind to. She completed training as a Dental Assistant and later enhanced her skills as an Orthodontic Assistant, a profession she loved and worked in for many years. Elise spent her early adult years living in Hinton, Alberta where she was busy raising her three children. It was in Hinton that Elise began her passion for painting and she created several beautiful oil paintings of the Rockies. She continued her love for art when she moved to Red Deer, and was an active member of the Red Deer Art Club for many years. Elise was always busy and also enjoyed golfing, gourmet cooking and gardening. A gracious and generous woman, Elise loved to plan special events and celebrations for family and friends. She enjoyed many wonderful years living in the Okanagan, BC and spending winters in Yuma, Arizona. Elise leaves behind her loving husband, Glen Mathews, of 34 years; his children and their families. Elise will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her three children, Sheree Kopp (Floyd) of Red Deer, Brenda Drummond of Red Deer and Guy Vincent (Sheri) of Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan. Elise was an incredible “Mamere” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they will cherish so many wonderful memories of her. Her grandchildren include; Desiree Olivera (Arapey), Dustin Kopp (Jessica), Melissa Drummond (Sheldon Stotz), Darren Drummond (Chelsey), Damon and Deon Vincent; Noah, Ezra, Bethany, Adam and Jacob Vincent. Great grandchildren include; Nikaela and Emerson Kopp, Gabriela Olivera, Giavonah Drummond, Aria Vincent and Ethan Stotz. Elise is also survived by her three sisters; Del (Tony) Bremner of Williams Lake, BC., Alice (Larry) Pasaluko of Comox, BC, Paulette Johnson of Vancouver BC, and her brother Pic (Liz) Boiteau of Powerview Manitoba. Elise was predeceased by her brother, Leo Boiteau, she had many nieces and nephews. At Elise’s request, no formal service will be held. Cremation has taken place. Elise has requested that a tree be planted in her memory which the family will honour her with in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elise’s memory may be made to The Red Deer Art Club, Box 1079, Red Deer, AB T4N 6S5. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at:


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