March 24, 2021


Anne Matview, who served as the receptionist of the Chancery of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg from some three decades from the early 1980s, died peacefully at Holy Family Home with her family at her side on Sunday 21 March 2021.

She was the first face or first voice for anyone visiting or calling in to the Chancery offices of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg for some three decades from 1980 until 2012. The announcement of her passing has brought back memories to many people who have had dealings with the Chancery or St. Andrew's Parish in Winnipeg to which Anne belonged.

In a letter of gratitude to Anne at her retirement in December of 2012, His Grace, Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, among other things wrote, "... I also wish to express to you the gratitude of all those whose lives you touched through the many years of dedicated work at the Chancery Office. Over the years you faithfully served Metropolitans Maxim and Michael and Bishops Myron, Stefan and David and myself. You assisted the many priests, deacons and sisters not only from the Archeparchy of Winnipeg, but beyond as well. And of course there were countless members of the laity that you dealt with in a spirit of Christian charity and respect."

As is very often the case in these days of pandemic, a private funeral has been arranged at Cropo Funeral Home with interment at Holy Family Cemetery. What follows is the obituary posted at the Cropo Funeral Home website.

Vichna yij pamyat'! Вічна їй пам'ять!


Obituary of ANNE MATVIEW

Anne Matview passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 21, 2021 at Holy Family Home at the age of 89 years.

She was predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Katherine Holowaty, brother Michael, and husband William (Bill) and great-granddaughter Zoey.

Anne is lovingly remembered by her sons Myron and Michael (spouse Cynthia and children Christopher, Sarah and Jessica); daughter Christine (spouse James and children); Jennifer (spouse Devin and son Henry); Jordan (spouse Shae); and Elwood.

Anne was born and raised in Winnipeg. She met her husband William at St. Andrews Ukrainian Catholic Church, and were married at the church in 1955. As well as a devoted wife and mother, she also worked at Eaton's, Strathcona School, J.H. Bruns Collegiate, and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy. She was a member of St. Andrews for over 70 years, and was a member of the church choir, parish council, and Women's' League, The Millennium Choir, and was on the Women's Auxiliary at Holy Family Home, as well as numerous other organizations.

She enjoyed summer camping and travelling with her family, and later winter vacations with Bill where they made numerous trips to Mexico. She hosted many dinners at her home for both family and friends where she would prepare far too much food. Aside from her love of cooking she would also sew, knit, crochet and needlepoint, all when she was not tending her garden. She was very proud of her children and encouraged them in all their endeavors.

Special thanks to the staff at Holy Family Home, and Dr. Terry Babick and Dr. Andrea Babick, who took such good care of Anne for the last several years. A private funeral for family has already taken place. She is interred at Holy Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Care or Holy Family Home.

"Vichnaya Pamyat"

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