Jim Matthews, beloved husband of Joan Matthews of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at the age of 77 years.
Jim was born in Edmonton, AB on April 23, 1930. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, 1st Battalion PPCLI in 1955. Dad went on to outshoot Canada’s finest riflemen to win the Queen’s Medal in 1961. Jim retired from the Armed Forces in 1979.
Besides his loving wife of fifty-eight years Joan, Jim is survived by six children, Kathy (Phil) Leveque, Victor (Debbie), Debbie (Bob) Taylor, Diana (Dana), Steven (Cheryl), and Gregory (Shelley); nineteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Robert (Helen) and many relatives in BC. He was predeceased by his son David in 1983 and also Jim’s brother Lanny in 2003.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Ogden Branch #154 (2625 – 78 Avenue S.E.) on Friday, March 28, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jim Matthews, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences