Posted: February 25th, 2014

January 26, 1928 ~ February 22, 2014

Margaret Anne Mattson passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the age of 86 years.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alvin Mattson, in August of 2013.  Left to cherish Marg’s memory are her four children, Maureen Oster, Gordon (Cheryl) Mattson, Janice (Wes) Archer and Wayne Mattson (Sharla Butler).  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Simonne Flynn (Medicine Hat), Ruth Gallagher (Redwood City, CA.), Irene Duncan (Winnipeg, MB.), Joyce Cutts (Niagara Falls, ON.), Enid (Bob) Plumb (Smokey Lake, AB.) and Joyce Mattson (Medicine Hat).  Her memory will be treasured in the hearts of her 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Stacey, Melanie (Steve), Heather (Jason), Rhianna (Will), Brennan (Dyan), Melinda (Neil), Ashley (Tyler), Alexandra, Danika and Cian as well as 16 great-grandchildren.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Leonardand Etta Flynn;  sister, Marion (Bill) Graham;  brothers, Leonard (Leone) Flynn and Lyle Flynn;  grandson, Jason Oster and son-in-law, Gordon Oster.  Margaret was born and raised in Medicine Hat and worked at Maple Leaf Mills until marrying the love of her life, Alvin, following his return from the war.  They made Medicine Hat their home where they raised their four children.  She was a dedicated and loving mother and caring for her family was her greatest love and ultimate achievement.  Margaret loved family gatherings, long walks and was a valued lifetime member of Westminster United Church.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  A Private family interment will take place prior to the service.  The Funeral Service will be held at Westminster United Church, 101 – 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating.  Special thanks to the incredible nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice who made her final days wonderful.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E. Medicine Hat, AB., T1A?1Z8;  St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 5M1 or to the Westminster United Church Memorial Fund.  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone:  403-527-6455.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you through this difficult time ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
    our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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