Geraldine Allison Matthews

September 3, 1938 to May 9, 2017

Obituary

Passed peacefully away, surrounded by her loving family on May 9th, 2017, Geraldine Matthews (nee Patten), age 78. Predeceased by her husband Rod, and parents Georgie and Gerald Patten. Leaving to mourn her daughters Anne (Keith) Hillier, Pat Smith (Hubert Wells), and Ruth (John) Russell; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 great greatgrandchild; siblings Maxine (Tom) Rose, Eli Patten (Marge Pike), Clarence Patten (Ardith, deceased), and Louise (Max) Hickman; and a large circle of friends. As per her request, cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 11 a.m in the Carnell Memorial Chapel, with refreshments to follow in the lower lounge. In lieu of flowers, donations in Geraldine’s memory can be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.

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11:00am, Friday May 12th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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So sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. I only learned of it today as I wasn’t at Shallow Water Fitness last week. Geraldine was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humour. We always had wonderful chats before and after class. She will be missed.

Sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. I hadn’t seen Geraldine for years and this past fall I met her at Topsail United Church and later that day at The Village Mall. Cherish all your memories. I will keep you all in my prayers!!!!

Our deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers today and always.

Anne, Pat, Ruth, Maxine, Eli, Clar, Louise and families……
Geraldine was a very special person in our lives, from our very young years right up to the present. Whenever we met her it was a treat to spend time with her.
We know you will cherish your memories of her as we will.
Please accept our most sincere sympathy.
Bea and Allan

Sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

My sincere condolences to Geraldine’s family. I feel very fortunate to have meet her. All her friends at shallow water fitness will dearly miss her.

Thinking of all of you as you mourn Geraldine’s passing. I haven’t seen her in a long time but I have great memories of both her and Rod.
Hazel & Max Skinner

Sincere condolences to the family at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. Sincere condolences to all the family at this difficult time. Sheila and Lloyd

Pat and Family,
I am ever so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person who always had a smile. I will miss her visits and our conversations. It was a pleasure to have known her.
God Bless,
Michelle
Nova Medical

Maxine and Family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your sister and know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time.

So sorry to hear of the passing of a life-long friend. We have so many memories of the time we spent with your mom and dad, and we will cherish them forever. Condolences to all the family in this difficult time. Sorry we can be there to pay our final respects.

Pat, Sarah & Family, Deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom/Grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care. Mimi & Tony Willcott

To The Matthews & Patten Families ,
Sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing . Deepest sympathy to all at this sad time .

Judy & Gerry Gulliver

Pat and Hubert and family
Sorry to hear of your loss Our thoughts and
prayers to the family at this most difficult time

To Geraldine’s family. Geraldine was a friend from shallow water fitness. Your mom was a lovely lady and we will miss her warmth and humor . My thoughts and prayers go out to you, her family,, at this sad time.
Linda Bishop

To the family of Greralbine
pliease except our sincere sympathy, so sorry for your loss.
Georgie @Winston Grandy

To The Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of this great lady. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Patsy Russell

Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s (sister’s) passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Take care!

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Geraldine, keep your memories close.

So sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Please accept our deepest Sympathy on the death of Gearldine
Viola & Jim. grandu

Pat, Ruth, Anne and families,
I am thinking of you all during this sad time. I have many happy memories of your Mom and Dad from my childhood. From Blue Spanish Eyes to lace cookies! I hope that your happy memories will eventually help you get through the sadness. She was a very special lady. Please accept my sincere condolences. Glenda

Oh no! So sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace.
Ed and Roanne Collier

Geraldine: Gone too soon with too little warning.
We will miss your feisty spirit and keeping us all on our feet at coffee. Move over Angels…..here she comes.
We love you for your kindness and heaven’s gain is our loss. Rest in peace Geraldine

My sincere sympathy to Geraldine’s family.I met her through Shallow Water Fitness and bowling and admired her strength and resilience.
Sandra Leja

Sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. My condolences to the Family
BessAnne Forsey

To the Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Eli, Louise & all Geraldine family.
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Sincerely Len & Geri

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Geraldine.

To Geraldine’s family. .We are deeply sorry to hear of her passing. Such a sweet person will surely be missed.

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. I have many great memories of our Grand Bank days.
Lillian Davis

Sorry to hear of Gersldine’s passing. Cherish your memories.and lean on each other. Keith and Joan Welsh

To all the family ,sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. Deepest sympathy to all the Family. Bertha & Harvey Brenton.

So sorry to hear fo Geraldine’s passing, she was a lovely lady. My condolences to all her family.

To all of Geraldine,s family,so sorry to hear of her passing,I,m sure she will be missed by her Bridge and pool friends

Anne, Keith and all of Geraldine’s family.
We are saddened to hear of her passing. She was a great neighbour when we lived across the Street in Grand Bank and there was always a family connection with our parents. Another link is gone. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sincerely, Hannah and Bill Welsh

Anne, Pat, Ruth, and families,
Geraldine was a force, who will never be forgotten because she lives on in her loving family. Deepest condolences and love.

Michelle (Hobbs) and Steve O’Connell

Anne and family sorry to hear of your mom’s passing thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Please accept our most sincere condolences for the loss of your family member, Geraldine to you all . She was a beautiful person and will be dearly missed, Hugs, Carl and Elaine Bungay

Sorry to learn of Geraldine’s passing..Condollences to all family members..

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your family member, Geraldine Matthews . Our thoughts and care are with all the family members. Hugs, Carl and Elaine.

Dear Anne, Pat, Ruth, Maxine, Eli, Louise and Clarence. I was saddened to hear of your mothers/sisters passing. She has been a great friend of mine since before school age and we have always kept in touch since then. Just the week before last she told me that the doctors could do nothing for her but she was determined to keep fighting. She was my rock to lean on each time Len was hospitalized and he loved to see her coming. . Please accept my condolences at this difficult time. RIP dear friend.

Pat and family members,
Thinking about you all at this difficult time. I know only too well how hard it is to say goodbye. Hold on to precious memories of a very brave, determined lady who lived life to the fullest. Hugs.
Margot

Sending our deepest sympathy to the families.May God bless you all.

To the Matthews/Patten families
I have many memories of Geraldine when I lived in her home in Grand Bank
I was saddened to hear of Geraldine’s passing. She was a great person and I am sure will be missed by her family and many friends.
Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time

Pete Cornick

Anne. Pat, Ruth and families
Maxine, Eli, Clarence, Louise and families

Lew and I were very sorry to hear of Geraldine’s
passing.
I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity
over the past few years to get to know her better
and to call her a friend.
We are really sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral service as we are out of the
Province.
Our thoughts are with you.
Helena and Lew