It is with great sadness that the family of Lois Evangeline Matheson (86) announce her passing. Lois departed peacefully on February 9, 2017, surrounded by the immense love of her family. Born in South Bar, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Sarah and Donald Morrison. She was a loving wife of the late Donald Matheson and an amazing mother to Diane Gwynn (Lester), Donna LeBlanc (Gerald), Bobby Matheson and Doug Matheson (Leslie). Lois was a fun-loving and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother to Mark Gwynn (Lindsay) and Allison Shea (James and Abigail). She was a loving sister to Esther Jessome (late Sam) and is predeceased by brothers George Morrison (Helen) and Gerald Morrison. Lois is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Lois will be remembered for her wonderfully uplifting spirit and her unwavering positive attitude and outlook. She enjoyed playing bridge, going to movies, pot luck dinners with friends and spending time with family. Lois was a member of the United Baptist Church, a devoted volunteer at Kiwanis Children Cardiac Clinic (26 years) and a former member of the Louisburg Chapter IODE (28 years). Her family sends a heartfelt thank you to her devoted friends. Family are grateful for the care she received from her doctors, the palliative care team (VG-7A) and the very kind staff at Melville Gardens. Cremation will take place under the direction of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford (902) 835-4212. A family interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery will be held in the Summer of 2017, date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the SPCA.