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Ernest Alonzo Matheson


Ernest Alonzo Matheson
The passing of Ernest Alonzo Matheson of Back Bay NB, husband of the late Florence (Leavitt) Matheson, occurred peacefully at his residence on June 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in St. George NB on June 23, 1922, he was the son of the late George Arthur and Cora Mae (Cook) Matheson.

He is survived by one daughter: Sarah (John) Handspiker; one son: Ernest (Belinda) Matheson; six grandchildren: Tamera Bremner (Jennifer), Angela Bremner, Lovett (Amanda) Bremner, Mellissa (Jason) Hall, Daniel (Marley) Matheson and A-J (Tom) Dixon; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister: Hilda (Ronnie) Hanley; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, Ernest was predeceased by one daughter: Gail Gaudett; sisters: Nellie, Erma and Marguerite; and brothers: Gerald, Henry, Peter, Kenneth and Frederick.

Ernest was a loving father and kind and gentle Christian man. He had many careers during his lifetime, including carpenter, fisherman and lighthouse keeper. He loved spending time with his nephew, Murvin Matheson, who was like a son to him. Ernest was a Deacon at Sea View Full Gospel Church in Back Bay for over 50 years. He loved to see his granddaughter Mellissa, especially when she came with a large bowl of ice cream for him. He also loved to see Susan MacKillop, who always brought him chocolates and stuffed animals on special occasions. Ernest will always be remembered for his love of the Toronto Blue Jays. His care, devotion and love for his family will always be cherished.

Because of the excellent care from his daughter Sarah and her family, Ernest was fortunate to be able to stay home for his final years. The family thanks the extra mural nurses for their ongoing support they received.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. As keeping with Covid-19 restrictions, all services for Ernest will be private. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB with Rev. Randy Croizer officiating. In Ernest's memory, donations to Sea View Full Gospel Church or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
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Burial Location
St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB

Requested Charity
Sea View Full Gospel Church of Donor's Choice