Bea Matthews

1933 - 2017

Of Red Bay, and formerly of Sarnia, peacefully following a long battle with Lymphoma, at Gateway Haven on Friday, September 22, 2017. Beatrice “Bea” Matthews (nee Hooper) at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of 64 years to Ray. Cherished mother of Keith (partner Fran Greene), of Milton, Kevin (partner Sharon Vandervies), of Sarnia, and Kathryn (husband Dana Carey), of Wiarton. Devoted Nana of Jennifer, Melissa (Wil), Joel, Brett, Erin, Brittanae, Tonni, and Melissa; and great-Nana of Alicia, Josh, Grayson, Levi, Ethan, Abby, Brooklyn, Katy, Emma, Lilah, and Isabella. Sister-in-law of Philip Matthews (Karen), and Patricia (Ken Sirret). Predeceased by her parents, Percy and Dorothy; brother, Keith; brothers and sisters-in-law Blake Matthews (Eva), and Helen (William Moore). Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Tuesday September 26, 2017 for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service to celebrate Bea’s life will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 o’clock. Private family interment in Red Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary, the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter, or the Rebekah Unity Lodge #147 Wiarton. Condolences may be expressed online at

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