Eliza Matthews

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Eliza Jane Matthews

Stephenville Crossing, NL

December 2, 1934 – April 24, 2022



Eliza Jane Payne, who was born on December 2, 1934 to Diana (Barnes) and Jared Payne in Chimney Cove has earned her angel wings and passed at the age of 87 on April 24, 2022 at Long Term Care, Stephenville Crossing. She will be remembered as being an active outdoors woman, loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved berry picking, sharing stories and adventures of her life in Chimney Cove prior to it's resettlement and her many years spent in Cox's Cove with friends and family. She served as mayor of Black Duck for several years. She had a great interest in politics and was always ready to volunteer her time for her party. Her endless care for her Special Olympian daughter Cynthia was unfathomable. She loved every minute she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 Left to mourn are her children: son Jason Matthews of Meadows; daughters: Sonia (Jim) Carew of Curling, Cynthia Matthews of Piccadilly, and Jocelyn (James) Vey of Mount Pearl; her grandchildren: Jennifer Brake (Gerard), Blair Matthews, Jacqueline Trecartin, Kelly Piercey(Danny) , Sueanne Carew (David Burke), Jimmy Carew, Shauna Simon (David Mc Eachren), Lawrence Rose, Brittany Matthews (Shane Tuinder) and Ryan Matthews (Shantal), Alicia Vey (Carter) and Tyler Vey (Amy); 

great-grandchildren: Hailey (Curtis), Nathan, Curtis Piercey and Hunter Carew, Megan Simon, Sydney and Kyle Brake and Mathieson Tuinder.

 She also leaves to mourn her brother: Lenoard Payne; Brothers-in-law  Douglas Gillingham, Walter (Rock) and Vera Matthews, John (Ren) and Eileen Matthews, sister-in-law Katie (Mac) Haines; sister-in-law Lillian Payne and countless nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Donald (Dick) Matthews (2013), daughter Sheila Laing (2006), son Larry Matthews (2011), daughter-in-law Michelle Matthews (2021), great-granddaughter Morgan Simon (2015) and brothers and sisters.

Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing on Wednesday, April 27th, 4-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine Anglican Church in Stephenville with Rev. Kris Gosse officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Interfaith Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
37 West Street
Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 28, 2022
St. Augustine's Anglican Church
55 Hillview Ave
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Eliza Matthews

1934 - 2022

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