Mathewson, Marian Rebecca (Becki)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marian Rebecca (Becki) Mathewson announces her sudden, and unexpected passing into the arms of God, where she reunited with her love, Bill. She passed in Lethbridge, AB on January 23, 2024.
Becki met Bill in the early 1990s and they fell in love almost immediately. They decided to join their families together and spent the rest of their lives united until Becki lost Bill in 2022. Becki had one son from a previous marriage and together they had two more. Becki also welcomed Bill’s seven children as her own, as well as two foster children. Becki was also known as Mom, or became a sister, to many other people who came into her life. She loved all of them as family and stayed in contact with so many friends and extended family over the years.
Becki was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1961 to Bernard (Bernie) and Ruth (nee Smith) Toman. She was an only child and lost her father in her early teens and her mother while in her mid-20s She moved west in the 1980s and landed in Alberta first. She later moved to BC where she met Bill while living in Kamloops. They decided to move the family to Alberta in 1997 and landed in Granum for the first time. During this time, Becki was extensively involved in the community including at one point running for town council. She was part of Granum Recreation, Granum Minor Ball, Millennium Committee, Heritage Committee, Christmas Lights, and was active with the school as well.
The family moved again in 2007 to Kindersley, SK where they bought a farm. She spent six years there welcoming all to BBQs, holidays, birthdays, and just to stop by to chat. In 2013 the farmhouse was lost to fire along with everything in it and they had to start over again. She and Bill moved into Kindersley and moved ahead until, yet again, they lost their home to a fire. At this point they decided to retire to their home in Granum, AB where they were happy. Becki reunited and reacquainted with friends that had not been seen in some time.
In November of 2022 Becki lost her love, Bill, after a lengthy period of illness. With a broken heart she carried on despite her grief, but was never the same.
Becki is predeceased by her husband of 30 years Bill, her parents Bernie and Ruth, and her son Gabriel.
Becki leaves behind her children: Christine (David), Bill Jr. (Melissa), Corry-Ann, Michelle (Jeremy), Leanne (Jay), Daniel (Lisa), Kaleb, Mackenzie, Mickeala (Dan), Jennifer, and Jason
She also leaves 17 grandchildren: Alexis, Alixandra, Joshua, Samantha, Serena, Madyson, William David, Ashtin, Evangeline, Victor, Kira, Gavin, Owen, Dexter, Bridget, Kyra-Lynn and Aedan; plus four great-grandchildren: Faith, Evanna-Lynn, Adryan, and Cora.
Becki’s compassion, humour, and sharp wit were all part of who she was and will be missed. Although she was not expecting to leave us at this time, she walked into God’s arms to be with her husband again.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 2, 2024, at Zentner Funeral Homes – 4079 1st Street W, Claresholm, AB. Viewing will be from 12:00-1:00 PM. Service will begin at 1:00 PM. A Graveside Service will be follow at Granum Cemetery for those who would like to attend.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Fibromyalgia Association Canada, Arthritis Society Canada, or Your Local Food Bank.

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