MATKIN HeberPosted: November 26th, 2014
HEBER LAMONT MATKIN, beloved husband of Rhea Card Matkin, peacefully passed from his lifetime of service on November 17, 2014 in his home at Lethbridge at age 93. Lamont was born in Cardston on December 20, 1920 to Heber J and Loreen Matkin. He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ontario before joining the RCAF. During that time he married his eternal sweetheart Rhea Card in the Cardston Alberta temple. He made many lifelong friends in the community through his work as a dentist and in his many leadership positions in the Church. Dad was a doer who loved to serve others and who had a deep love and commitment to his family and his Church. He filled his life with faith and Christ-like service, and in his quiet and humble way went about doing good. Lamont was a lover of nature and enjoyed the mountains. As a young man he developed a beautiful singing voice. Above all, Lamonts kindness and wise counsel will be remembered by many. He was a gifted teacher and leader, known for his integrity, dependability, his love for people, as well as his pleasant personality and quick wit. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 70 years, Rhea Matkin and his six daughters: Gayle (Boyd) Whitesides, Carol (Warren) Roundy, Mary (Robert) Bissett, Eva Matkin, Donna Wood, Maren (Devin) Cahoon; 28 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Lamont especially had an unconditional love for his posterity. He is survived by his sisters, Eva Thompson and Ruth Anderson, and sister-in-law Clara Matkin Spackman. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for those who have served and cared for our father and family during this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humanitarian or Perpetual Education fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge, with President Jesse Wilde officiating. Friends and relatives may meet the family prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. The Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cardston Cemetery.
Lamont was the kindest man. Our family had many wonderful times with him and Rhea. It was a privilege to have them as “grandparents” for our children while we lived in Lethbridge. He will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From Alan and Cathy Smith
Please accept our most sincere condolences. May the Almighty God comfort and strengthen you in His great love ( Psalms 55:22)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Awsome Man. I loved feeling his powerful spirit.
His Legacy lives on in his incredible family.