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Lewis Herbert (Herb) Matthews


Able Seaman, Radar, V50265, RCNVR


Born: 19 Mar 1924, LíEtete, New Brunswick


Died: 04 Jun 2011, Saint John, New Brunswick


MATTHEWS, Lewis Herbert (Herb) - It is with great sorrow that the family wishes to announce the passing of a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle on June 4, 2011, at Ridgewood Veteranís Unit, Saint John, NB. Born in LíEtete NB on March 19, 1924, he was the eldest son of the late Donald and Bertha (Wright) Matthews. He is survived by his daughter, Elaine (Terrance) Cooke, 385 Sunset Ave., Miramichi NB, granddaughter, Sharon Cooke, Quispamsis, NB and grandson, Stephen (Lissa) Cooke and great-grandson, Christopher Cooke, Miramichi, NB; two sisters, Carol Hall, St. Stephen, NB and Doreen (Carol) Lyons, Saint John, NB; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Rheta, parents, a sister Anna MacDonald and brother, Hollis Matthews. The family will receive friends at the St. George Funeral Home & Crematorium (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Masonic Tribute Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be held from the Gary E. Waycott Memorial Chapel at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the Ridgewood Veteranís Unit, the Shriners Hospital, Greenís Point Light Association or to a charity of the donorís choice. (The Telegraph Journal, Saint John, NB)


AB Matthews' service biography


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION SAINT JOHN - Enlisted 29 Oct 1942


HMCS RIVIERE DU LOUP - Served in Riviere du Loup 21 Nov 1943 - Jan 1945. Commissioning crew


RCNVR DIVISION SAINT JOHN - Demobilized 21 Aug 1945



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