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.