Nastia (Nellie) Matwick

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother at the age of 93. Nellie passed away at Terraceview Lodge where she resided for the past few years.

Nellie leaves to mourn her children, daughter Eileen Clarke (David), sons Michael (Cora Kennedy) and Guy all of Terrace, as well as grandson Michael of Vancouver B.C., sister Nettie Nakonechny, Dauphin, Manitoba as well as numerous nieces and nephewsill

After the war Nellie and her husband Mike moved to B.C. from Manitoba eventually settling in Terrace in 1950 which was to become their forever home. Long time residents of Terrace will remember Nellie and her husband Mike from their days as proprietors of the first drive in restaurant in Terrace called the Hi-Way Drive In or commonly called the “Lets Eat” which was located where the Evergreen Motel is today.

Mom’s greatest joy was her family and nothing made her happier than to have everyone home to celebrate each and every special occasion. In her later years we continued the tradition and always made the effort to have Christmas and other special occasions with her at Terraceview Lodge.

The past few years of mom’s life was spent in care, first in Mills Memorial Hospital,.then Mountainview Lodge in Kitimat and finally Terraceview Lodge here. The family wishes to thank Dr. Brown as well as the numerous staff in all three locations who took such excellent care of mom. Mom was loved by all who met her and she leaves a hole in the hearts not only of the family but those who took care of her. She will be fondly remembered by staff as having a sweet tooth for chocolate and staff knew there was a “stash” in her drawer which they would offer to her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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