338 - 4th Avenue North | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2L7
Obituary of Fred Matchett
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Nov. 3, 1946 - Jan. 3, 2024
It is with sadness that the family announces that the death of Frederick Matchett occurred on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 in Saskatoon, SK with family by his side.
Fred is survived by his loving spouse Joan, his son Aaron and his daughter Andrea, his sisters Sandra Matchett of Miramichi, New Brunswick and Nancy Horne and brother-in-law David Horne of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by special cousin Susan Mather of Miramichi, NB. He was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Catherine Matchett, sister Heather Matchett in infancy, in Miramichi, NB and in-laws Jim and Gladys Martin of Wilkie, SK.
Fred was born in Miramichi, NB (formerly Chatham NB) and attended Harkins Elementary and High School. Upon completion of High School in 1965, he was employed with the New Brunswick Telephone Company and Irving Oil Company. He was then accepted into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on March 24, 1971 He retired from the R.C.M. P. on October 26, 2005. Fred and Joan were married on May 4, 1974 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. Fred convocated from the University of Saskatchewan in May 1993.
Growing up, Fred was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. With the R.C.M.P. he held positions as a member of the Staff Relations Program and a member of the Member Employee Assistance Program for twenty-one years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F.& A.M, the Scottish Rite and a Shriner with Wa Wa Temple for a period of his life.
Fred enjoyed watching and playing sports, and spent many hours watching and encouraging his children in pursuits of their favorite sports. Growing up Fred played Senior A Baseball in the Maritimes. He became involved with golf, and for a time was a Director with the Saskatchewan Golf Association and also took courses to become a golf rules official. He became a Master Bowler in 5Pin bowling and was involved in the Youth Bowling Council and a judge of play in 5Pin Bowling.
Time spent with his family were paramount to Fred. The development and growth of his children were a priority to him. Travel to the Maritime Provinces with his family were vacations to savor and remember. Going home on special occasions connected him with his roots and what these occasions meant to him.
For those so wishing donations may be made in Fred’s memory to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Saskatoon Chapter or the RCMP Veterans Association Foundation, Ottawa, ON.
A Life Celebration and Memorial Reception will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Edwards Family Centre with parking available at Saskatoon Funeral Home (4th & 25th). The Celebration will be livestreamed and can be accessed by a link at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com where condolence may also be left and shared. Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home.
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338 - 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2L7
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