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SWAN, Matthew William Smith

1938 – 2020

Matthew passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020, at the Kelowna General Hospital.  Matthew was born in New Brunswick in 1938, and is predeceased by his parents, Matthew William Smith and Glenna Inez (Wilson) Swan, brother Dennis, and wife Carol Sigurdson.  He is survived by his three sons Marty (Christine), Duane (Jenny), and Dale (Lily) Swan; grandchildren Jillian and Dana Swan, Morgan and Callie Swan, and Jorden Bryer; sister Barbara Swan and brother Gerald Swan; and Carol’s family: sisters Brenda and Charlene, son Darren, and grandchildren Darcy, Arron, Leif, and Grace.  Matthew worked in the pulp and paper industry in St. John, NB, Mackenzie and Prince George, BC.  He and Carol married in 2002, and they spent a number of years travelling and enjoying life.  He will be buried next to Carol at a later date in the Pioneer Cemetery in Mozart, Saskatchewan.  The family would also like to thank the Acute Care staff for their empathy and kindness.

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  • Sheila & Thom West says:

    Sincere condolences to the family…a lifetime of special memories will get you through this difficult time…Blessings!

  • Sharon Nutley says:

    Sorry to hear the loss of your father, Marty, Duane & Dale my thoughts are with you at this time.

  • JoAnne and Richard says:

    To Morgan and your family, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss, specially during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    JoAnne ( Jeremy’s mother) and Richard

  • Carol Swan says:

    To Marty, Duane, Dale, Kindest regards at this most difficult time. Thinking of you with love and warm hugs
    Love always, Gerald and Carol.

  • Cindy Sanderson says:

    I have very fond memories of our families spending time together while we were children. Your father was always welcoming and loved to laugh. So sorry for your loss Marty, Duane and Dale.
    Cindy and Rick Sanderson

  • Carol Dennison says:

    Duane, Jenny, Morgan and Callie. So sorry to hear of your dad’s/grandfather’s passing. Thinking of you all right now. So good to hear that you were able to connect and share some positive times this summer. Those will be precious memories.

  • Barbara Swan says:

    Special love for you and your families during this difficult time.

  • Eric (Whitey) & Lynn Almgren says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Swan families. I had the pleasure and privilege of working next to Smitty for a number of years, at Canfor. He was true friend and a great person.

  • Angela (Swan) and Glenn Simpkin says:

    Our thoughts and hugs to Uncle Junior’s family. The Swans from coast to coast are thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • John McMahon says:

    Marty, Duane and Dale, Julie and I would like to express our condolences to you and your families. We will miss Mathew so much and hold some great memories precious for the rest of our lives. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    – John and Julie McMahon

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