In Memoriam....

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    In Memory of Our Friend

    Robin (Matthyro)

    May 18, 1937 ~~~ October 17, 2005

    This Forum is dedicated to his loving memory, by his peers,
    those that learned from his kindness and his work...

    The Members of The Gauge

  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Robin George Matthysen

    With immense sorrow we announce his quiet passing on October 17, 2005.
    His loving wife Letty was by his side as she had been for 46 years.
    He leaves his daughters Kim (Buddy), Cindy (Peter) and his son Dale (Kristine)
    to carry on his example.
    Grandchildren Darby (Tabitha), Letitia (Josh), Nadine, Candice, Dalen, Janelle
    and Trevor will miss him greatly as will his Great granddaughter Nevaeh.
    Robin came to Canada in 1956 from his native country South Africa.
    He leaves his sister
    Caryl (Des) and niece Mandy and family in South Africa, and nephew
    Wayne and his family
    in England. After a short time in the Canadian Air Force he moved on to his career in
    Retail Managament- S.S Kresge Co., K Mart, ultimately retiring after
    a successful career
    with Eatons. Ever the perfectionist, Robin excelled in balancing his work,
    family and hobbies.
    He chronicled his family and then his children's families with his masterfull photography.
    He spent magical time with his wife and children in home- built boats and sail boats.
    Always willing to share experiences, his children and grandchildren were welcome
    to join him in his travels coast to coast across Canada. He created wonderful paintings
    and filled his home with lovingly constructed wooden furniture. He fostered a global
    group of friends with his interest in model railroading and computers.
    Within his hometown of Georgetown, he leaves behind a community well served by
    his thoughtful efforts with Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visiting.

    A service honouring this wonderful man will be held Thursday October 20, 2005
    at 3:00 pm.
    At the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown, (905)877-3631.
    Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service (Thursday 2-3 pm). Cremation.
    Private family interment to take place at Brampton Memorial Gardens.

    If desired, memorial donations to CASHH of Georgetown or Halton VON would
    be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit


    The preceding is the notice that appeared in the local papers
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