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Graham Harold Matthews

September 7, 1954 — January 10, 2023

Huntsville, Ontario

MATTHEWS, Graham Harold

September 7, 1954 - January 10, 2023

Graham Harold Matthews, beloved husband of JoAnn (Payette) passed away peacefully in his sleep in his 67th year at his home on Old North Road in Huntsville, Ontario.  He was happily married to JoAnn for 26 years and was a stepfather to her two sons, Daniel Payette and Darcy Payette.  Graham will be lovingly remembered by his mom, Shirley Matthews of Huntsville, Ontario, his brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Debbie Matthews of Nipawin, Saskatchewan.  Graham will also be fondly remembered by his five nieces, Mandy, Jessica, Susan, Sarah and Lisa, as well as by many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Graham was predeceased by his younger sister, Brenda Anderson (Brian), (1959-2009) and his father, Harold William Matthews (1930-2016).  He was the beloved grandson of Jack (1901-1991) and Effie Matthews (1919-2000) also of Huntsville.

Growing up in Muskoka, Graham was well known for being an accomplished fisherman and this would be his happy place.  He went on to join his dad as a trusted and respected plumber in the Huntsville area and took over the plumbing business upon his dad's retirement.  Graham and JoAnn were well matched as a couple as she joined Graham in marriage, fishing and even plumbing.

JoAnn would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the caring EMS workers, the staff of Billingsley Funeral Home, and all friends and family who supported her through this difficult time.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or Hospice Huntsville would be greatly appreciated.


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