2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Brenan's Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Brenan's Funeral Home
111 Paradise Row
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Grace Presbyterian Church
101 Coburg Street
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
kimberly hubley posted a condolence
Friday, August 2, 2019I am sorry for your loss. he was an excellent teacher and cared about his students. he taught me at Lorne school many years ago .
Colin Hugh Smith posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019So sorry to hear this news Vivian! I hope his last days were happier for him after he moved into a familiar place. I'll be in touch! Thinking of you and the family. Colin
Paul Renfree posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019Vivian Nor and I pray that God will be with you for support and comfort during this time.
Patti Paterson posted a condolence
Saturday, June 29, 2019Mr Matthews Such an incredible dedicated and caring teacher. It was an honor to have been a student of his. When I think of him I see his big warm smile. Even when he would get frustrated with us his smile would always betray him. He made learning fun and left a lasting desire to do better. You are remembered fondly by all who had the honor of entering your classroom. Thank you Mr Matthews. My deepest condolences to his family.
Colleen (Keleher) Gazeley posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019Mr. Matthews was one of my favorite teachers. I'll never forget the dancing mothballs science experiment, and I still to this day can recite the elements in the periodic table. But the thing that stands out the most in my mind is the fact that he treated his students with respect and made us feel that we were capable and worthy. I have all the respect in the world for Mr. Matthews and I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.
Kathy Gregoire posted a condolence
Friday, June 28, 2019Me Matthews was an amazing teacher I won’t ever forget how he welcomed me when I walked into his class fresh from Montreal with my bad attitude. He sure put me in my place. So very sorry to hear of his passing
Shawna (Haslett) Parr posted a condolence
Thursday, June 27, 2019Mr. Matthews was a fantastic teacher. I remember him telling me my marks were up and down like a toilet seat!! Ha ha. He was one of my favorites. God bless him!
Margot Craft posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 26, 2019I have fond memories of Mr Matthews science classes at Lorne. Such a great teacher. My condolences to the family
Satish Punna posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Mr Matthews is probably my favourite teacher and the one I remember the most, even 35+ years later. I always enjoyed seeing him and chatting with him uptown long after I finished at Lorne. I’m so sad to read of his passing, but am happy to have known such a remarkable person and great teacher.
Shelly McCready posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Mr Matthews was a wonderful teacher and mentor. I remember him well; his gentle spirit, sense of humour and passion for teaching. Condolences to the family.
paddy kyle posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Such fond memories of a wonderful teacher who i had the pleasure of having in the early Seventies..Condolences to the Family....RIP Mr. Matthews
Blair Dykeman posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019With the utmost amount of respect, goodbye sir.
Jannie Phillips posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Vivian and Leslie, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Jannie and Sheldon Phillips
Greg Machum posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019One of the kindest men I have ever met. Bob was a caring and engaged teacher who has positively influenced many lives, including mine. He never seemed to age, but now he will live on in the hearts and minds of so many.
Jamie London posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Sorry for your loss. He was one of the best teachers I’ve had at Lorne School.
Donna and Bud ( Chambers) Mahar posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Our sincere sympathy to Vivian and extended family. Bob will be missed by all who knew him.
Mona Crowley posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Vivian, I just rec'd an email telling me about Bob's passing. We are away so I will not see you over this sad time. Please accept my sincere condolences. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prays
Myrna Robertson Gunter posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Vivian and family ,so sorry to hear of your dear brother's death.I do remember Robert as a pharmacist,druggist I think they were called earlier on. Trust you have one another to comfort you,but please know that I am understand your loss and grief and sending caring thoughts to you. Sincerley Myrna So nice to see you last year!!
Ken Craft posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019I had the privilege of being taught science by Mr. Matthews in the mid seventies. In 1994, I did a teaching internship at Lorne and Bob and I became colleagues. i grew to appreciate his wicked sense of humor. In the next decade we would often cross paths on Uptown streets. He always had time for a friendly chat. He was atrue mensch.
Barb Hutton posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Dear Vivian & Family, Our sincerest condolences on Bob's passing. May the happy times you shared and the memories you cherish, be of some comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He always had a welcoming smile and enjoyed sharing stories. Sincerely, Ron & Barb Hutton Hope Nicolle
Sajni Thomas posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 25, 2019RIP Mr. Matthews You taught my 3 kids in Lorne and you taught them how to study and strive for better. They are doing well now because of you.Thank you.
Patricia montague posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019It was a pleasure to have Mr.Matthews as a teacher, RIP you inspired so many people during your years of teaching.
Karen Scribner Webb posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews taught me Math and Science at Lorne Jr High. I grew to love both of those subjects as I went to High School and beyond. He was a warm, intelligent, caring person. Whenever I was in his presence, I felt that I was important to him. When he would ask how I was, I knew that he was truly listening and interested in my response. Vivian, you are in my prayers and thoughts.
Lauren Cosman posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019I have fond memories of Bob as one if my favorute teachers. My condolences to the family
Patty Black posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019My favorite science teacher and up-country neighbour. We once had a substitute teacher in Grade 8 and managed to be so rude and unruly, she left the classroom in tears. When Mr Matthews came back to work, he closed the classroom door and gave a lecture on "respect"... no one moved or uttered a sound. It remains with me to this day. So very sorry for the loss of this fine gentleman. My thoughts are with you, Vivian and Leslie.
Cheryl (Dunlap) LeBlanc posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthew's was an incredible teacher. He was tough but fair; in times when I thought I couldn't solve a math or science problem he gave me the encouragement to continue to try. He is the reason that, to this day, I can still recite most of the periodic table. Rest in peace Mr. Matthew's; you inspired your students to have confidence in themselves when some of us didn't have any. May God bless you!
Kathy Keith posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019I am sad at this news. I had him as a pharmacist and when he first became a teacher at Lorne. He was a great teacher but also made each of his students feel special. I will remember him always.
Gail Mummery posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr Matthews was my favourite teacher. I have many special memories of him. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Jeffrey Ougler posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews’s teaching specialty may have been science, but for those of us who embraced the written word and considered the Periodic Table of the Elements pure Greek, he was also one heck of an English teacher. Mr. Matthews made The Pigman come alive in his 1981 Lorne Junior High School Grade 8 English class. Indeed a classy fellow.
Linda Pitman posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Vivian and Leslie, Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I really enjoyed Bob as a teacher at Lorne. I will always remember the tour he gave to the Girl Guides of uptown sharing all its rich history. That was the night he told me to start calling him Bob. I will miss running in to him on Canterbury St occasionally. Take care and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tanya posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019One of my favourite teachers of all. Rest easy
David D’Arcy posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019So sorry to hear about Mr Matthews passing. He instilled a passion for science that I still have today. One of the teachers that had a profound impact on me. DD
Aaron Whitebone posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr Matthews was a great teacher, Man and mentor! I had a great deal of respect for him! One of the best trachers I ever had... my deepest condolences to his family and to all students that had him as a teacher! Rest well sir!
Stephanie (Tippett) McCullough posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Mattews was one of my very favorite teachers. My husband and I were both students of his at the same time and never met. He was kind but didn't take any nonsense from any students. I always remember being grossed out when the chalk was too small to use..He ate it. LOL He said its calcium and completely healthy for you. That was what was awesome about him. Spontaneous and could surprise you. I had him for all his subjects. Math, Science and Health. My husband and I bumped into him I believe in the fall. He remembered us both and we laughed and caught up with him. Told him about our family. He made our day. Thank you sir for what you taught us. I will never forget the memories of Junior High and what we had with you there. Rest with Jesus. We will meet again. Stephanie
Angela Young posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019My deepest sympathies. Bob was an amazing influence in my life and I wouldn't have made it through the middle school years without his support, mentorship, understanding and love. He treated me like I mattered and made me finally realize that I did. His students were blessed to know him and be taught by him. The world is dimmer without his light.
Kathy Ellis posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019He was a great teacher and had an impact on so many lives. R.I.P MR Matthews. So sorry to his family for their loss.
Adam Hammond posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019He was a great man and seeing his picture brought back so many memories. Rest in peace.
Diane Reid posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Bob was a wonderful person. I loved his sense of humor and his smile. My thoughts and prayers are with Vivian, Leslie, Gillian, and James, and the extended family.
Joanne Keith posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews was one of the best teachers I ever had and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Later in life, I ended up in a French class with him and he wanted me to call him Bob, but I couldn't do it!
Margaret Ann (Galliah) Baxter posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019RIP Mr. Matthews, you were the best Science teacher ever. Glad to have had you all those years ago at Lorne School.
Sally (DArcy) Duguay posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Bob was a wonderful teacher to my brother David and myself at Lorne school.He knew both my parents and thru the years every time I would bump into him he wanted all the news on what everyone was up to. A true gentleman. Condolences to all family members at this difficult time.
Kathleen Coughlan-Wallace posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Vivian nd Leslie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Aaron King posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews was a fantastic teacher in both Science and Math. He certainly had a great sense of humor too. I am saddened to hear of his passing.
Geoffrey Vail posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Dear Vivian Please accept sincere condolences from all of the Vail family on Bob's passing. I'm sure you remember our family from the Cedar Grove Crescent days, my grandparents were Gordon and Helen Vail, my dad is Billy, his brother Malcolm and sister Fonnie. Dad and Malcolm are still much with us, Fonnie passed 20 years ago. I grew up there as well and still remember Bob's cool little car, think it was a Datsun. I also became a teacher and would see Bob from time to time at Math and Science meetings etc. I'm now retired. Just wanted to share that we remember him fondly. God bless
Heather McGowan posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019So sorry for your loss. My condolences to Vivian and family
Carrie Bennett Peterson posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019With deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Matthews. Mr. Matthews was by far the best teacher I could have asked for while attending Lorne Junior High! He always kept us in line and shared his passion of science and math to each and every one of us. He never forgot his students, and even years later still checked in to see how we had grown and concurred the world. He will be greatly missed!
Michael Nickerson posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Sincere condolences to Mr Matthews family and friends. I had the pleasure of being a student of Mr Matthews in 1993-1994 and he was not an easy teacher but very fair. One of the very best and I have always remembered my time in his classroom even to this day. RIP Sir you will be greatly missed!!!
Lynne Keith posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews was an amazing teacher! He always knew who he could encourage to do better things. I remember him very fondly. His smile was infectious. You have my condolences.
Mary Lou Cormier posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019So sorry for your loss! Mr.Matthews was a wonderful man and the best math teacher EVER! I had him for math at Lorne school ,made a big impact on myself and many others!
Belinda Sproul posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019I had the pleasure of meeting up with Mr Matthew's a few years ago after I moved home and got to introduce him to my kids. I told them I was lucky enough to have him for homeroom in grade 9, I had math with him, not my favorite class, however he was the kind of teacher that made you want to be there everyday you couldn't wait for Science class. He had a kind heart, and wanted you to succeed. I loved getting off topic and listening to stories of his childhood. My condolences to your family during this very difficult time. You were Loved and Respected and will be very missed. XO
Elaine Amirault posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Vivian & Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Robert Matthews. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy. "Your Tai Chi Family"
Nancy Steele posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Dear Vivian and family. Such fond memories of Bob as a fantastic teacher and great friend. His sense of humour and demeanour was always so much appreciated. He will certainly be missed, sending my heartfelt condolences at this time and for the days ahead. Nancy Steele
Judith Logan Junop posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Dear Uncle Bob, You will be forever known as Uncle Bob to us. You provided me with all I needed to succeed in life. You saw in me potential I didn't see. Your love and gentle guidance without judgement provided me with a foundation to build my life. It didn't matter to you that I was a girl. You knew I could do anything. My children and grandchildren have benefited from the lessons you gave.Always in our hearts Judith, David, Meghan, Jessica, Rebecca, Amelia and granddaughters ,Eloïse, Charlotte.
Mark McGraw posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews was one of the greatest teachers I ever had and gave me confidence in math when I did not have any. I still have the periodic table with the first 20 elements stored in my memory 35 years later. His contribution to this world lives on in the hundreds of people like me who's successful careers were seeded by his abilities to reach the minds of even the most uncaring/inattentive of us and show us that we could be more than we were. RIP Mr. Matthews. You will be missed.
Karen Dennison posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews was by far the best teacher I had at Lorne Jr High School. He was also the best badminton coach. I learned so much from him. I can remember wanting to give up and he wouldn't let me. Rest in peace and many prayers for the family at this time.
Bernard & Elizabeth Cormier posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019We were saddened to learn of Bob’s passing and extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences for your loss. Another kind and wise gentleman with a wonderful sense of humour has left us. We will miss him. Our caring thoughts and prayers are with you as you reflect on his life and many contributions. Most sincerely,
Dawn Lamb posted a condolence
Monday, June 24, 2019Mr. Matthews was an inspiring teacher! He taught me both math and science at Lorne. He had a keen mind, and made you want to do always your best for him. While teaching science, he would wear his white lab coat, and he always rolled up his sleeves for math, tossing the chalk in his hand. He was funny, kind, and always showed an interest in us when we were young and when we grew up. I am a teacher myself now, and Mr. Matthews sent me a letter when he read something about a special project I was doing in the newspaper years ago. I would see him around the north end, shopping usually, and he never forgot my name or failed to ask me how things were with teaching and my family. He cherished being a teacher and the students that crossed his path. I remember his laugh, arms behind his back as he walked, dedication to us, and his professionalism. They do not make teachers like him anymore! God bless you, Mr. Matthews! Rest well and in peace. Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us. To the family, please accept my sincere condolences.
Al Rouse posted a condolence
Sunday, June 23, 2019Vivian and family we extend our sincere condolences. Bob was a mentor to many teachers and the gold standard! We have so many fond memories to cherish. Al & Diane.
NADIA MARIE ZED posted a condolence
Sunday, June 23, 2019Vivian, deepest sympathy on your loss. May you find comfort in your memories together. Fondly
Jennie Burley posted a condolence
Sunday, June 23, 2019He was a wonderful man
joye robichaud posted a condolence
Sunday, June 23, 2019Mr Matthews was the best Math & Science teacher ever at Lorne School, taught my 3 kids and they all went on to careers in the Science field. So sorry to his family for their loss.
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Sunday, June 23, 2019