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Alice Grace Matchett

November 14, 1930 - April 7, 2011

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MATCHETT (Gallan), ALICE GRACE
1930 – 2011

On April 7, 2011 Alice lost her battle with cancer. She has gone home to be with her maker and to be with Eldon once again. Born on November 14, 1930 in Upper Nelson, New Brunswick to George and Grace Gallan, she was the youngest of 12 children. Alice met and married the love of her life, Eldon S. Matchett and in 1954 they ventured out to Lethbridge, Alberta with their baby son Eldon Jr. They stayed in Lethbridge and had one daughter Virginia Grace. In 1970 they moved to Cranbrook, BC.

Alice and Eldon were inseparable. They loved to go for rides in the woods, gathering fire wood with their companion “Snap”. Eldon also owned a tow truck for many years and Alice was always in the truck with him. Alice managed the Cranbrook KFC for 20 years, but after Eldon had some health issues, Alice retired to be at home with him. On February 10, 1999 Eldon passed away and Alice was never the same. She had lost her soul mate. She always mourned his passing. She found comfort in the Seventh Day Adventist Church where she made many new friends. She enjoyed driving her car, going for coffee and shopping. Her favorite thing was her Sunday morning breakfast with her friends at the local A & W or Dairy Queen where all the staff knew her well. Alice always had a friendly smile for everyone and was a kind hearted person. She was always there to lend a helping hand to whoever needed one.

Alice leaves to mourn, her son Eldon (Diane) who she thought of as her second daughter and her daughter, Virginia (Boyd) McNamar. She also leaves her grandhildren Darrell, Kari (Steve), Eldon 3rd and Matthew (Jessica) and great grandchildren Ashley, Austin, Sydney and Ryder. Alice is survived by two sisters, Velma and Georgina who still live in New Brunswick as well as long time and special friends, Kathleen Lang and Marjorie Stock. Also a special mention to her sister-in-law Rhona from Lethbridge who never missed a daily call to Alice. Alice will be missed by family and friends as she left her mark in life as a kind, caring, helpful person that we will sadly miss.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road No. 2, Cranbrook on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Alice”s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 101, 105 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M1 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Anna Lamb
Relation: son

Eldon please know are prayers are with you and your family, From all your friends @Pro-Fitness Gym. God Bless

From: virginia mcnamar
Relation: daughter

God speed Mom, you are missed and loved each and every day. I will be a lost ship without you..xoxoxo

From: Kari Pidskalny
Relation: Grandaughter

Dear Grammy you were the last one left that started this family,you are truly missed everyday. I can not even think of a single word, to let you know how much we will all miss you.I guess now when i talk to my self and you will be listening. we will love you till the end.

From: Aleatha (Gallan )Clarke
Relation: My Father Harry Gallan Brother

At this time I would like to pass along my deepest sympathies to the Matchett family for the loss of their loved one – Aunt Alice. May God be with you .Till we meet again Love & Prayers from Aleatha XOOXOX

From: David and Patricia Stock
Relation: she was best friends with my mom

Patricia and I would like to send our condolences to the Alice’s famiy . We knew Alice and would see her often with my mom, Marjorie.
She had a fun and great spirit and was a very big part of my Mom’s life and a dear friend of hers. I know that my Mom will miss Alice very much.

From: virginia mcnamar
Relation: daughter

A month has gone by and I still go to the phone to call you. When I need someone to talk to I think of you first. Today is mother’s day and I truly miss you. Wish you were here with me today. It’s just not the same with out you. I love you Mom. xoxo

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 16, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada V1C 6R2

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada V1C 6R2

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