MATHEW, Perimpral Mathew - As he liked to be called, was born on May 28, 1928 and died sometime in the early hours of February 7, 2018 at his home in Port Hope, Ontario.
He was the very proud grandfather of Creston and Kieran, loving father of Himal and the most devoted husband to Rachel who died 10 years ago.
His life began on a simple hillside in South India, took him to the Himalayas, and then to Africa where the family survived and escaped the Biafran War. It’s a good story.
Life in Canada began on a snowy December 1st in 1967 at Dorval Airport in Montreal, where Mathew, Rachel and Himal started over.
Mathew, like Rachel, was a dedicated high school teacher until his retirement. Former students still talk about the difference he made in their lives, indeed that both of them made.
After Rachel died Mathew lived with Himal and his family in Port Hope until his passing.
He was a gentle man, who loved a good conversation and cup of tea. He was unfailingly kind. He loved his family and felt it was his duty to look after us right until the end.
A Memorial Service will take place at St. Mark’s Anglican Church 51 King St. Port Hope at 11am on Tuesday, February 13, with a reception to follow in the church hall.