CONNIE ALICE MATTHEWS
October 21, 1936 - June 2, 2022
It is with great sadness and beautiful memories we remember our mother and grandmother, Connie Alice Matthews. She left us peacefully in her sleep, Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the age of 85.
Connie is predeceased by her parents, George and Rose Wallis, her beloved sister Shirley Tyderkie, and her husband Jack. Left to cherish her memory her daughter Wendy (Barrie), her son Grant, her granddaughters Jennifer (Phil) and Brittney (Evan), and her first great grandson Weston Jack. As well as her three nieces, Laurel, Diane and Merrill who affectionately called her “Ko-Ko”.
Over the years, Mom and dad were members of the Winnipeg Canoe Club, Redboine Boating Club and the Gimli Yacht Club. They taught us the love of the outdoors. Many happy times were spent canoeing, boating, sailing, camping and in later years biking through Hecla and Birds Hill Park. Many summer days were spent driving to Patricia Beach with cousins in the back of the station wagon or running around the greenhouses at our family nursery, Wallis Greenhouses. Mom was also a long-time member of the Sherwood Park Lutheran Church.
Happiest times for mom was spending time with her granddaughters. Grandma, “Connieflower” as they called, her taught them the love of a grandmother. She was always on the floor playing with them, putting on any costume they wanted her to dress up in, having tea parties, baking, DIY crafting, gardening, and spending time at the pool at her apartment. She was a much loved grandma.
Life was not kind to mom over the last few years as we walked through the last 10 years with her Dementia. We couldn’t have done it without the comfort of exceptional health care at Deer Lodge, Tower 7. We are forever grateful to you for taking such great care of mom. A special thank you to her Social Worker, Lindsay, for being my mom’s friend and going beyond in doing special things for her.
A celebration of life will be held later this summer and a private family interment of her ashes will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery where she will be reunited with her parents and sister.
For those interested in donating, please consider any mental health organization you may be familiar with, or in memory of mom’s kindness, do a random act of kindness for someone less fortunate.
“Someday when the pages of my life end I know that you will be one of the most beautiful chapters.”
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