No. 187

OSB Logo The Old St Beghian
  January 2015


Kim, the daughter of Richard Matthewman (F 54-58),
and her mother have written as follows:

Richard was born in Darley Dale, Derbyshire in May 1941, the youngest of three children to Wilf and Dorrie Matthewman, and spent his childhood growing up with his older sisters Shirley and Vonne in Sheffield and Guiseley, in Yorkshire. He had many fond memories of his time spent at St Bees, and often shared stories of playing rugby and fishing in the surrounding areas. 

Richard Matthewman (F 54-58)
Richard Matthewman and daughter, Kim
In 1967 Richard emigrated to Canada and on 29th December 1969 married Angela. Together they resided in Mississauga, Ontario where his only daughter, Kim, was born in 1975.
He always enjoyed life to the fullest and had a passion for his profession of auctioneering. Many years were spent on the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay, boating with his family and soaking up all that Canadian summers have to offer. In December 2009, Richard and Angela retired to Vancouver, BC to be closer to Kim. There he thoroughly enjoyed his retirement spending his days camping, fishing, and bonding with his granddaughter, who affectionately knew him as "Grandpa Fix-It".
Richard Matthewman
Richard Matthewman

Sadly, Richard was admitted to hospital in October 2013 and lost a very hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on 26th November 2013.  He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 44 years, Angela; his daughter Kim, his son-in-law Cam, his sister Shirley, his granddaughters Atlin and Autumn, and his devoted four-legged grandson "Bay". He brought so much joy, humour and love to our lives - he is missed dearly by his family but we are warmed by our many happy memories together.




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