Donald H. Mathewson, beloved husband of Audrey Mathewson passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2007, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, with his loving family by his side.
Don was a devoted, principled man that led his life by example and was a true inspiration to his family. He enjoyed the simple things in life and was active in the community. Don was born on January 13, 1926, in Welland, Ontario, and being an adventurous lad he joined the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in 1943. He obtained a geology degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1951 and headed west to work in the oil industry where he met his wife Audrey. Don loved the outdoors and he was determined to foster this appreciation of nature in his kids through canoe, hiking and skiing trips. The family cabin at Shuswap Lake was their second home and it was always with great anticipation that he would plan the summer projects for all family members to participate in while enjoying all that the lake, forest and Glenwood friends had to offer. Don and Audrey had many fond memories of their worldly travels with friends and family. He will be affectionately remembered by all those who knew him because of the special ways in which he touched the lives of those around him.
He is lovingly remembered by Audrey, his wife of fifty-two years; his children Kent (Joanne), Kathy (Dave), Carol (Dave), and Cam (Nancy). Gramps will be cherished by his seven grandchildren, Nicole, Jeremy, Michael, Ryan, Kyle, Joshua and Aaron.
A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday February 2, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Diabetes Association, Suite 204 – 2323 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2H-6Z3, Telephone: 403-266-0620.
In living memory of Donald Mathewson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences