Robert John Matthews
August 25, 1944 – August 20, 2013
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Bev, sons Jeff (wife Sam), Todd, Dave (wife Trina); daughter Terri (husband Trevor); grandchildren Chase, Matthew, Charlotte, Anna and Catherine; brother Bruce (wife Karen); brothers-in-law Glen Cumming and Doug Penny; and other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Ruth Matthews and his sister Susan Cumming.
He began teaching in 1968; he was an itinerant teacher and taught industrial education at H.A. Gray and at Vernon Barford Jr. High Schools. He taught at Strathcona Composite High School from May 1968 until 1999.
Bob founded and successfully ran “Matthews Tree Farm” which was taken over by son David and his wife Trina.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Devon United Church, 2 St. Clair Street, Devon, AB.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to Devon General Hospital Foundation, Attn: Palliative Care, Suite B, 101 Erie Street South, Devon, AB T9G 1A6; or Crohns & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 600, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4T 1N5.
Serenity Funeral Service
4702 – 51 Avenue
Leduc, AB T9E 6Y8