Matthews, Robert Edward 1944-2017
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Edward Matthews announce his passing at the age of 73. Born in Lewisville, NB on June 26, 1944, he was the son of the Edward and Annie (Gammon) Matthews.
He was a Pipefitter by trade and a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 325 for over 52 years. He took great pride in his work and was well-respected in his field. In his retirement, he always was happy to see and chat with his former co-workers.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Stella (Robichaud); two daughters, Juanita (Shaun) O'Reilly of Miramichi, NB, and Lori (Jean-Guy) Boulay of Quispamsis, NB; two sons, Jason Matthews of Miramichi, NB and David Matthews of Quispamsis, NB; one granddaughter, Allison O'Reilly of Montreal, QC.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Angus Matthews; grandson Tyler O'Reilly and two half-brothers, Carlin and David Trevors.
Robert Edward Matthew's is resting at Maher's Funeral Home Miramichi on Friday September 8, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday September 9, 2017 at Maher's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Charlene Maguire McKnight officiating. As expression of sympathy, donation to any charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Maher's Funeral Home Miramichi, NB. Telephone 773-4321 or www.mahersfh.com