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RUTH GURLE MATTHEW (published on July 05, 2010)



RUTH GURLE MATTHEW (nee Peterson) Peacefully and on her own terms, our mother Ruth Matthew passed on at 1:22 p.m. June 30, 2010. Mother was born on August 4, 1922 at 9:30 a.m. on the homestead in Hodgson, Manitoba to Swedish parents, Reinhold Gunnar Peterson and Elsa Elisabet Lambert. She was the youngest of six children, Elsa, Ingvaar, Alice, Astrid, and Evert all who have predeceased her except Alice in Oregon. Mom dearly missed her fluffy companion Shelby. During the Second World War she worked as a riveter at Macdonald Bros. Aircraft where she met our father John Alexander Matthew (Jack) whom she wed on June 17, 1944. They were married for 39 years until Dad's passing in 1983. To carry on their memory are five children, daughter Carol-ann Matthew and her children Sandra (Dan), Greg (Carrie), son John Matthew (June) and his children Ryan (Orsie), Robyn (Tom), daughter Valerie Baker (Barrie) and her children Scott and Heather, son Evert Matthew (Eva) and his child John and son Jeff Matthew (Joanne) and his daughter Taylor. Also left to cherish Ruth are her great-grandchildren Alexander, James, Brett, Courtney, Jack-Lynn and Alexander, sister Alice, two sister-in-laws Drew Lambert and Barbara Matthew, and several nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6, or to CancerCare Manitoba, ON1160 - 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 5, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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