Clari Matthews


Ocean View Memorial Gardens
715 Latimore Lake Road
Saint John , New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Clari Woodhouse Matthews

It’s with heavy hearts the family of Clari Matthews wish to announce her passing on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  Clari was born in Windsor, England on March 28th, 1927 to the late George and Clari Holmes. 

Clari, in her younger years worked in retail in Windsor, England, where she met and married her soul mate.  After arriving in Halifax aboard the Queen Mary she travelled to L’Etete, NB where she and her husband lived for a number of years.  It was there, with great pride, they started their family.  They then moved to the Saint John area where she remained until her passing.   She was involved in the Ladies Auxiliary Guild of Loch Lomond.  She enjoyed writing poetry and singing in the church.  She loved gardening, sitting on her deck, listening to her music, going for long drives and in earlier years enjoyed camping with her late husband. She also enjoyed collecting stuffed “Monkeys” and walking on the beach collecting trinkets.


Clari was predeceased by her husband, Clayton and two sons, Graham and George.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Geraldine Green (late husband Ken), Garnet Matthews (Dorothe), Gordon Matthews (Deborah) and Ginny Matheson (Jon).  She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Jeffrey Green (Lisa), Jillian Hope (Jamie), Christopher Matthews (MacKenzie), Craig Matthews (Heidi), Caley Ross (Gordon), Heidi Wheelock (Scott), Aimee Matheson (Clayton) and Krista Waycott.  She was also blessed with 12 great grand-children, Emma and Becca, Rachel and Ryan, Michaela, Ben and Julia, Lucy, Gage and Jace and Jack and Noah.


The arrangements are entrusted to Brenan’s Funeral Home, Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424). A private family funeral service will be held from the Brenan's Chapel. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens following the service. Those who are unable to attend the funeral are welcome to view a Livestream of the service beginning on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 10:00 AM.

For those who wish, remembrances in Clari’s memory may be made to Romero House or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at



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