May 8, 1957 – May 5, 2011
Rocky Wade Matthews beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend, passed away after a short courageous battle with cancer on Thursday May 5, 2011 at the age of 53 years.
Rocky approached this disease with his ever present sense of humour and lots of fight in his belly. Sadly, it took its toll but right to the end he was thinking about the loved ones he was leaving behind.
Rocky leaves to mourn his loving wife Roxanne; daughter Sarah (Mathew); sons Mitchell (Tamara), Logan, and grandson Liam. He is also survived by his mother Ruth Matthews; brothers Barry (Jean Anne), Lynn (Wendy), Mark; sisters Jessie, Rita (Gary), Jane (Jon); brother and sisters-in-law Jeff (Susan), Todd (Marilyn), Tracy (Wade), Rhoda (Tim); as well as many loving nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Rocky was predeceased by his father Roscoe, and sister Wendy.
Please join us in a Celebration of his life and to share your memories with us at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre (5600 Centre Street North) on Monday May 9, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff from Agape Hospice, and to Florin and his team from Palliative Home Care for their exceptional care and compassion.
In living memory of Rocky Matthews, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences