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MATTHEWS, Beatrice (Bea) Elizabeth (Jenkins) of Valleyview Home (formerly of RR #8 St Thomas) passed away on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at the St Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 90, following a short illness.  Loving  wife of the late Walter Matthews (2011).  Devoted Mother of Beth Sheppard, St Thomas, Connie and Ian Foster, Aylmer and Helen and Roger Campbell, St. Thomas.  Special Grandma to Paula Sheppard, Tim and Veronica Sheppard, Rob and Michele Foster, Dan and Melanie Foster, Carla Campbell and Jim Kalampalikis, and Darren and Shannon Campbell.  Loving Grandma to 13 Great Grandchildren – Sydney and Nathan Sheppard, Jessica and Ryan Foster, Alexandra, Erin and Ian Foster, Courtney, Noah and Josh Allen, and Nicholas, Nathan and Brady Campbell.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Leila Jenkins.  Born in South Dorchester Township, on June 14th, 1923, daughter of the late James C and Leda (Venning) Jenkins, Belmont.  Predeceased by brothers Harold Jenkins (Audrey) and Donald Jenkins.  She was a member of Yarmouth Centre United Church and past member of the U.C.W. and Yarmouth Glen Women’s Institute.

Resting at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 3:00pm.  Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm Wed. May 14th, 2014. Expressions of sympathy and donations to Yarmouth Centre United Church, Valleyview Home Activation or Rotary International  (R.I.) Foundation (Canada) – Polio Eradication efforts.


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