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Frances Matatko

October 29, 1933 - February 15, 2012


“Gone Fishing” — On February 15, 2012, Mrs. Frances Matatko of St. Paul, Alberta, formerly of Milton, Nova Scotia, passed away surrounded by the love her family at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Vaclav “Matt” Matatko; daughter, Julie Norrie of Bonnyville; son, Mark (Andrea) Matatko of Fort McMurray; 7 grandchildren, Brett, Melissa, Brad, Vince, Shandra, Trent & Brody; sister, Sylvia (Fred) Stiles; brother-in-law, Clarence Pergotski; nieces & nephews, Carla, James & Krista and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Percy & Ethel Mailman; sister, Donalda. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Centennial Seniors Centre, 5114 – 49 Street, St. Paul. Pastor Jairo Leandro officiating, with interment in Union Cemetery, St. Paul. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30”s or Relay for Life c/o Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

God saw her getting tired when a cure was not to be.
He closed his arms around her and whispered, “Come To Me.”
In tears we saw her sinking, we watched her fade away.
Our hearts were almost broken, she fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw her sleeping so peacefully, free from pain,
we should not wish her back to suffer that again.
So treasure her, Lord, in your garden of rest.
For here on earth,
She Was The Best.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: John & Ann Kostyshyn
Relation: acquaintence

Our deepest condolences to you Julie and all your family.

From: Shirley Francis
Relation: Friend

Matt, Julie, Mark and families, We were very sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. We send our condolences and prayers. We have alot of good memories of our time together in Milton.

From: Julie D'Arcy (nee Francis)
Relation: Childhood friend of Julie's

Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Dale & Marguerite Stark
Relation: Friends

Condolences to Matt, Mark & Andrea, Julie and families.
We were so blessed to have known such a wonderful lady.
She is now an Angel looking down on us.
May her memories give you strength in your time of sorrow.

From: Harv & Lynn Woytiuk
Relation: friend

Our sincere sympathy to the family at this sad time. We hope the memories of the fun things you did together help you get through this moment in your life. She was a fine lady. Harv & Lynn Woytiuk

From: Clem and Carol Preville
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Matt and family. We remember Francis for her love of life and her love for her family. May you rest in peace Francis.

From: Marlene and Leo Labrie
Relation: neighbor and in hospital

Matt and family, Greetings from Phoenix, just read on line of Fran’s passsing, our condolances and prayers go out to you and your family, we know you will miss her greatly. Treasure your memories, Sincerely Leo and Marlene Labrie

From: Andrea
Relation: Friend

Thinking of all our wonderful Kedji memories. Fran had such a true and wonderful joie de vivre. Thoughts of love to all of you.

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