Obituaries

Merlene Moffatt

Tuesday, 20 January 1920 - Thursday, 19 January 2017

Death Notice

With saddened hearts, the family of Merlene Marie Moffatt (Matthews) announces her passing on Thursday, January 19, 2017, one day before her 97th birthday.  Beloved wife of the late Glen (2000) and loving mother of Sharon (Robert) Marshall and Wayne (Wendy) Moffatt.  Dear grandmother of Angela Marshall, Jeffrey (Andrea) Marshall, Tanya (Mike) Gould, Charmaine Moffatt and Randy (Octavia) Moffatt. Cherished great grandmother of Olivia, Madeline and Matthew Lathangue, Hope and John Marshall, Brittany and Sephira Moffatt.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Merlene was the youngest child of George and Ida (Westgate) Matthews of Kerwood.  Predeceased by five siblings Clarence Matthews, Rheta Knox, Ken Matthews, Evelyn Parker and Jack Matthews. Merlene was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a long-time Beauty Counselor distributor.  She loved playing pool and a good game of euchre, winters in Arizona and travels in the motor home.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the loving care given to Merlene by the wonderful staff at North Lambton Lodge in Forest.  She was treated with such dignity and compassion by everyone. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary or the charity of your choice.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., she will be laid to rest adjacent to her dear husband Glen Moffatt, in St. James Cemetery, Watford, Ontario (Churchill Line, just east of Nauvoo Road). Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service. A luncheon will follow at Watford United Church.

Service

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., she will be laid to rest adjacent to her dear husband Glen Moffatt, in St. James Cemetery, Watford, Ontario (Churchill Line, just east of Nauvoo Road). Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service. A luncheon will follow at Watford United Church.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary or the charity of your choice.

11 Condolences

  • Dianne Doornbosch January 31, 2017 09:30pm

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of a very special lady and a friend for many years. Merlene was my manager when I started selling Beauty Counselor & we were able to visit periodically when she was living in her apartment in Sarnia. I'm sorry that I didn't know she was living at the Forest Lodge, I would love to have spent some time visiting her. Merlene will be missed by all who knew her, a wonderful woman !

  • Connie Caley January 27, 2017 02:43pm

    My sincere condolences for your family. I met Merlene years ago when she was a distributor with Beauty Counsellor as was my Mom. (Lillian Dolbear).
    She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  • Britannia Chapter #34 Petrolia January 25, 2017 02:51pm

    To the family of Merlene,
    Our sincere condolences at your time of grief. Merlene was a 50 year plus member of the order of Eastern Star, as well as having became a Life member in 2006. She will be deeply missed by our organization.
    Star love, Britannia Chapter #34

  • Beth Emmett Duffield January 25, 2017 12:53pm

    Our sincere condolences, our thoughts are with the family on the loss of you Mother.

  • Judy Dale January 23, 2017 03:46pm

    Sharon, Wayne and families... My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Treasure the many memories of the good times you had together.

  • ELEANOR WATSON January 23, 2017 12:56pm

    Sending along my condolences to Merlene's family. I met her ages ago, when I sold Beauty Counselor. She was always a natural beauty - inside and out. I am sorry that I did not know she was at the Lodge in Forest - or I would have popped in to have a visit. Sincerely, Eleanor Watson - Forest, ON

  • betty minielly January 23, 2017 11:10am

    you have my sympathy

  • Jane Rops January 22, 2017 09:17pm

    Sincere condolences on the loss of you Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother. Merlene was a wonderful lady and we always enjoyed our visits with her. Take care,
    Rick, Liz and families❤️

  • Mary Ellen Pearson January 22, 2017 01:40pm

    To Merlenes'Family
    We wish to offer our deepest sympathiy. We met her through Rheta and she was such a wonderful,caring lady. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely the Wilson Family
    Mary Ellen & Bob Pearson
    [Rheta's husband Stewart was a cousin of the Wilson family and Bob and I live in Sarnia so we felt we knew your mother through Rheta and then we were lucky enouggh to meet her]

  • Marykay Melnyk January 21, 2017 11:18pm

    Sharon, Bob, Angela & Jeff

    Our sincerest condolences on your loss. We hope to see you soon. (((Hugs))) from
    Marykay & Joe.

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