Mr. Norman Wesley Matheson of Winfield, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the age of 85 years. Norman was born on April 27, 1925, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and lived with his family on a farm in the Fosterton, Saskatchewan area until 1939, when they moved to Barrhead, Alberta. Norman served King and Country in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during WWII and was in England, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. He stayed on for a year in the occupation forces in Germany and Holland after the war ended. Norman often traveled to the New Westminster, B.C. area to find winter work as a carpenter, but continued to consider himself a farmer in the Barrhead area until he moved to Winfield, Alberta in the early 1970’s. He remained interested in farming and gardening, and always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Norman will be remembered for his long suffering in the face of adversity, his sense of humour, as well as his kind and generous nature. Norman will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three brothers, Harry (Joyce) Matheson of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan; Howard Matheson of Prince George, B.C.; and Roy (Beryl) Matheson of Breton; and his five sisters, Ina MacKinnon of Calgary; Janet Whitrow and Beatrice Knorr, both of Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan; Maxine James (Dick) of Boise, Idaho; and Elizabeth Prosch of Roberts Creek, B.C. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the Clarkson/Callihoo family; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many great, and even some great, great nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Ella (nee Bateman) Matheson; his brothers, Larry and Richard; his nephew, Bill Matheson; his sister-in-law, Ione Matheson; and his brothers-in-law, Nat Whitrow, Stuart MacKinnon and Heinz Prosch. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Norman’s Life will be held at the Winfield Community Hall, Winfield on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dan Olson officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Norman’s Memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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