MATTHEW WILLIAM (MATT) PEARSON

PEARSON

MR. MATTHEW WILLIAM (MATT) PEARSON passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24th, 2005 in the Vernon home of his son, Matthew Pearson, at the age of 77 years. He was born in Pelaw, Durham, England on August 5th, 1927 and moved to Brooks, Alberta at the age of 5 with his family. Matt was a draftsman with the Canadian Armed Forces, owned his own janitorial business in Delta, B.C. and was an airplane mechanic for Conair in Abbotsford, B.C. A skilled craftsman, Matt built three homes over the course of his life. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, fishing, dancing and drinking coffee with his friends at the Schubert Centre in Vernon. Matt is survived by his sons, Matthew (Lynne) of Kirkland, Washington, Ross (Lisa) of Abbotsford, B.C. and Morgan of Burnaby , B.C. and his daughter, Mary Burke of Calgary, Alberta. He was predeceased by his wife Virginia. Matt was the proud grandfather of Jordan and Alex Pearson, Will and Joy Pearson and Madison and Taylor Burke. A beloved father and grandfather, Matt will be greatly missed. Cremation preceded a private family gathering which will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Matt to the Canadian Red Cross, 2280-B-Leckie Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 6G6. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL

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