Gladys MATUS

Gladys Grace Matus (Mageau maiden name Brett)

July 6, 1921 – January 2, 2015


Gladys was born on July 6, 1921, in Paynton, Saskatchewan. Gladys had three brothers and two sisters Herman, Fredrick, Wallace, Marjory and Muriel that have all predeceased her. At the age of seventeen, she married Wilfred Mageau. Her marriage to Wilfred lasted for 45 years until he passed away in Abbotsford BC. Gladys and Wilfred have two sons, Bryon Mageau (Linda) and Glenn Mageau. Gladys was remarried to Arthur Matus and they remained married for 23 years until Arthur’s passing in 2008. During her 23 years of marriage with Arthur, they enjoyed trips to various parts of the world and both enjoyed the horse races or local dances. They shared some good years and they remained to be great companions to one another. Gladys has four living grandchildren, Tara Mageau, Nicole Dubois (Miles), Jonathon Mageau, and Rebecca Barton (Richard). She was predeceased, by her grandson Mathew Mageau, on June 4, 1991. She has eight beautiful great grandchildren, Raiden Flaxman, Lucas Flaxman, Kya Dubois, Joseph Dubois, Owen Dubois, Ella Barton, Sophia Barton and Hazel Barton. Gladys lived a full and rich life with many experiences and accomplishments over her 93 plus years. She will be sadly missed by her friend and companion Linda of 53 years. She was loved dearly by her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Over her last years her greatest enjoyment was receiving the big hugs and kisses from the great grandchildren. We want to thank all of the staff at the Hope Lodge for the care and kindness offered to Mom and a special thank you to the extra care and compassion some offered to our Mother over the years, as this did not go unnoticed. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on January 15th, 2015 at 10 am, at Our Lady of Good Hope RC Church, 671 Water Ave, Hope. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s RC cemetery, 100 Richmond St., New Westminster at 1:30 pm. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin Brothers Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. (604) 869-2295