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Carmella 'Minnie' Matheson

Carmella 'Minnie' Matheson

Lieu de naissance : Sydney
Date de naissance : 6 mars 1918

Lieu de décès : Merrickville-Wolford, Ontario, Canada
Date de décès : 9 mars 2018

With great sadness, we announce the death of our mother, Carmella “Minnie” Matheson (nee Peinsznski) on March 9, 2018. She passed away peacefully at Hilltop Manor in Merrickville, Ontario, three days after celebrating her 100th birthday with her family and friends. The daughter of Polish immigrants, the late Paul and Josephine Peinsznski, “Minnie” was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, March 6, 1918 and raised in a large family on a farm in Dutch Brook, Cape Breton. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is predeceased by her parents, Paul and Josephine Peinsznski; her husband, Donald Hugh Matheson; grandson, Patrick Sobkiewicz; son-in-law, Donald M. Matheson and siblings, Casimer Peinsznski (Alice), Julie Peinsznski (Margaret), Paul Peinsznski (June), John Peinsznski (Frances), Joe Peinsznski, Ann Malek (Tom), Mary Lappin (James), Helen Sykula (Stan), and Jennie Walsh (George). Left to mourn this great loss are her daughters, Caroline Matheson (Ted Stiles), Kemptville, Ontario, Hughena Matheson (Andrew Sobkiewicz), Burlington, Ontario and Donald Jr., Toronto, Ontario; grandchildren, Robert Matheson (Josette Louli), Nepean, Ontario, Kelley Matheson ( Paul Rogers), Morton, Ontario, and Richard Sobkiewicz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; great grandchildren, Joshua Matheson-Jackson, Jonas and Leo Matheson, Corey and Emily Cholette; sister-in-law, Jean Peinsznski; as well as many nieces and nephews and special neighbours, Clare Matheson and David Bayne.
She was a devoted wife, a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved nothing better than being with her family. Close to her siblings, they and their spouses were her best friends. She loved family gatherings, especially the card games. She played Skat well into her 90’s. With a phenomenal memory, she knew everyone’s birthday and kept Canada Post busy sending greeting cards. With the housework done, she loved nothing better than working for hours in her garden. Known for her unselfish nature, she opened her home to all. She showed typical Down East hospitality. As soon as someone came into her house, the whistling of the tea kettle filled the kitchen. With that good cup of tea, the treat would be her famous homemade donuts or a piece of homemade pie. Our mother was a blessing to everyone she knew, and will be greatly missed.
Special thanks to the staff at Hilltop Manor.You are all exceptional caregivers and were most kind-hearted to our mother, even when she was “a bit” stubborn right to the end. Special thanks to Fr. Andrew Chisholm and Fr. Robert Porter.
Cremation has taken place. Her ashes will be interred in Cape Breton which she called the best place on earth.
A celebration of life will take place in Cape Breton (date to be announced).
A memorial service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at St. James Anglican Church, 35 Clothier St. W., Kemptville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Polish Church, Sydney; St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, Ontario or a charity of your choice.
Hulse, Playfair & McGarry




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