John Mather passed away at the Golden & District General Hospital on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at the age of 90 years. A Graveside Service was held at the Golden Community Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, February 26th followed by a Memorial Tea at the Golden Senior’s Center. Pallbearers were Dennis Kontos, Steve Kontos, Tim Mather, Jeff Mather, Cole Gebhart, Joe Mather and Gord Mather.
John was born in Field, B.C. on March 28, 1923 and had lived in the Columbia Valley his entire life. He loved fishing, camping and socializing. His favourite place to be was at the Bake Shop which he frequented daily. Family was the most important thing in John’s life and he loved all his children and grandchildren.
John was predeceased by his wife Mary in 1987, daughter Rhonda Furey in 2009 and by two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his children: Barb Dianocky of Golden, Joe (Marie) Mather of Castlegar, Sharon (Jim) Kontos of Anavissos, Greece and Gord (Bev) Mather of Golden; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and sister-in-law Ethel (Tony) Wenzoski of Golden.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to John’s family by viewing his obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.