Richard Matthews

Obituary of Richard Matthews

Matthews : Richard William

We are heartbroken at the sudden passing on May 14, 2021 of a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Richard William Matthews is survived by the Love of his Life Linda who together shared 56 years of marriage.  Cherished father of Rick (Jolene) and Kelly (Mike) and proud grandfather of Kyle, Jayse, Grace, Jonathan and Kylie.  He is predeceased by his parents Dorothy and John Matthews and his brother John. 

On June 30, 1975 Richard joined the Ontario Provincial Police.  He served the people of Ontario with pride in communities such as Cayuga, Crystal Beach, Welland and Niagara Falls during his 28 years.  In 2003 failing health required him to retire from his final position with the Casino Enforcement division. 

The challenges he faced were made easier by a dedicated, compassionate group of caregivers including PSW’s Lillian and Paula as well as many nurses from St. Elizabeth Health Care.  We appreciate the immediate response and efforts of the ICU Team at the Welland Hospital. 

Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie entrusted with arrangements.  At this time, cremation will take place.  If you desire to make a donation in memory of Richard, please consider the OPP Youth Foundation or a charity that will make the life of a child better, that would please him immensely. 

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth As it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory,

For ever and ever. Amen.