Arvella Matthews

Arvella Sarah Jane Matthews (Gardiner)

September 21st, 1934 - October 14th, 2019
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Peacefully, after a long and happy life, it is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Arvella Sarah Jane Matthews (nee Gardiner) on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Stonewall, Manitoba.

Mom was 85 years of age and had been a resident of Pine Falls, Manitoba and retired in Stonewall in 1994, after 12 years working as secretary of the Pine Falls School. On September 4, 2019 Mom and Dad celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends.

She is survived by her beloved husband Mel Matthews, daughters Debby Breton (Bob), Dar Sangster (Wyman), Pam Neyedly, (Rick), Lin Smitzniuk, (Mel), 12 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Mom also survived by her sister Merle and several nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents Percy and Myrtle Gardiner and her sister Joan Pennell.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

A special thank-you to all the staff at Lions Manor, Homecare, Stonewall Hospital and Rosewood Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.
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