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Matthies, Gordon W. (Died)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 9 Aug 2016, A, p. 11, column 5
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MATTHIES, Gordon W. - Gordon William Matthies, 104, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Sunday, July 31, 2016. He was born in Tavistock, on October 19, 1911, a son of the late Conrad and Emilie "Emma" (Stroh) Matthies. Gordon was an elementary school teacher all his working life and immediately prior to his retirement had served as Principal of Eastdale Public School in Woodstock, from 1955-1976. He was a teacher, but his passion was his three bee yards and apple orchard. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock. Gordon is survived by his wife, the former Marie Anna Sippel whom he married at Sebastopol-Tavistock on June 30, 1945; three children, Dale (Nancy) Matthies of Goderich, Brenda (Al) Elsdon of London, Wayne (Maggie) Matthies of Woodstock; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Wilhelmine Zacharias; his brothers and sister-in-law, Carl "Punch" Matthies, William "Bill" (Barbara) Matthies. A family visitation was held in the FRANCIS FUNERAL HOME , 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock, on Thursday, August 4, 2016 which was followed by a family graveside service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Sebastopol-Tavistock. The Rev. Richard P. Brown officiated. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431

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9 Aug 2016
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31 Jul 2016
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Matthies, Gordon W. (Died)