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Betty MATTHEWS

Betty Lorraine Matthews, born in 1943, peacefully passed away on July 24, 2023, at the age of 80 after bravely battling illness. She was surrounded by her loving family at her home in Delhi. Betty was the beloved wife of the late Donald “Don” Matthews, who passed away in 2018. She was a proud and affectionate mother to Heather Matthews of Delhi, Darcy Matthews (Tracy) of Otterville, and Darrin Matthews (Nicole) of Aylmer. Betty cherished her role as a grandmother and leaves behind her grandkids Brennan, Jayden, Keanna, Dakota, Tyler, and Carter. She will be dearly missed by her sister Eva Burnett of Courtland, Shirley Wilson (Bruce) of Burgessville, Doreen Sanders (Bob) of Midland, and sister-in-law Jean Heath of Delhi, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Betty’s parents, Roy and Edna Heath, her son Drew Matthews, her brother Bob Heath, and brother-in-law Dick Burnett predeceased her. Throughout her life, Betty owned and operated the St. Williams Bakery in St. Williams and Aunt Bet’s Restaurant in Port Dover. She also worked at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. However, her most significant source of happiness came from her family, and she cherished the time they spent together. As per Betty’s wishes, her cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home on July 28, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Paul Robinson in Ostrander’s Chapel. Betty will be laid to rest at Cultus Cemetery. The Matthews family kindly requests memorial donations be made to VON – Sakura House. Messages of condolences and shared memories can be left at http://www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

Betty Lorraine Matthews, aged 80, peacefully passed away at her residence in Delhi on July 24, 2023, following a long battle with illness. Surrounded by her loved ones, Betty bid farewell to the world. She was born in 1943 and was the cherished spouse and closest companion of the late Donald “Don” Matthews, who passed away in 2018. Betty bore the titles of proud and affectionate mother to Heather Matthews of Delhi, Darcy Matthews (Tracy) of Otterville, and Darrin Matthews (Nicole) of Aylmer. She brought joy and warmth to the lives of her grandchildren Brennan, Jayden, Keanna, Dakota, Tyler, and Carter. Betty’s siblings, Eva Burnett of Courtland, Shirley Wilson (Bruce) of Burgessville, and Doreen Sanders (Bob) of Midland, held a special place in her heart, as did her sister-in-law Jean Heath of Delhi. Betty leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, but sadly, she was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Edna Heath, her son Drew Matthews, her brother Bob Heath, and brother-in-law Dick Burnett. Betty wore many hats throughout her lifetime, successfully owning the St. Williams Bakery in St. Williams and Aunt Bet’s Restaurant in Port Dover. In addition, she worked for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. However, her ultimate joy came from investments in her family and the invaluable time she shared with them. Betty’s preferences were honored, and she was cremated accordingly. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home on July 28, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. conducted by Pastor Paul Robinson in Ostrander’s Chapel. Betty will be peacefully laid to rest at Cultus Cemetery. The Matthews family requests that individuals consider making donations to VON – Sakura House in memory of Betty’s life. Memories and heartfelt condolences can be shared on http://www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

Betty Lorraine Matthews, aged 80, passed away on July 24, 2023, after a lengthy illness. Surrounded by her family at her home in Delhi, Betty peacefully left this world. She was born in 1943 and was the cherished wife of Donald “Don” Matthews, who sadly passed away in 2018. Betty lovingly raised her three children, Heather Matthews, Darcy Matthews (Tracy), and Darrin Matthews (Nicole). Her role as a grandmother brought her immense joy, and she doted on her grandchildren Brennan, Jayden, Keanna, Dakota, Tyler, and Carter. Betty’s surviving siblings, Eva Burnett, Shirley Wilson (Bruce), and Doreen Sanders (Bob), along with sister-in-law Jean Heath, were dear to her heart. Although Betty is no longer with us, she leaves behind a legacy of love and is remembered fondly by her many nieces and nephews. Betty ran the St. Williams Bakery and Aunt Bet’s Restaurant, both of which brought delight to their patrons. She also dedicated her time to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Yet, above all else, Betty cherished her family and treasured every moment spent with them. Following her wishes, Betty was cremated, and a Memorial Visitation will be held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home on July 28, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Memorial Service, officiated by Pastor Paul Robinson, will follow in Ostrander’s Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Betty will be laid to rest at Cultus Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to VON – Sakura House. Share condolences and precious memories on http://www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

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