MATZ – Pearl Ann Matz


    Matz – Pearl Ann Matz of Brooks, beloved wife of Mike Matz, passed away at her home in Brooks on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at the age of 68 years. Pearl Ann Matz was born on May 27th, 1953 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Andrew and Barbara Harty. She was the sixth of seven children along with brothers, Leonard (Dorothy), Lloyd (Martha), Kenneth (Diana), Gregory (Diane), and sisters, Alice (Roy), and Ruby (Mel). She was raised in Medicine Hat until she met the love of her life Mike Matz and moved to Burdett, where they farmed and raised their two daughters Michelle and Kendra. They moved to Brooks in 1991 after selling the farm. Mike and Pearl were married for 47 years. She worked in bakeries slicing bread and then became a stay at home Grandma as her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy, she had a special connection with each and every one of them. Pearl will be remembered especially on Christmas for her “best gravy ever”, her infectious laugh, throwing her slippers at her grandchildren, her love for every reality TV show and her endless collection of kitty sweatshirts she wore on a daily basis (and she hated cats). She has always reminded her family that “everything always works out in the end no matter what.” She was predeceased by her Mom and Dad, Andrew and Barbara Harty, her sister Alice Flaig and brother Kenneth Harty. She will be missed by her loving husband Mike Matz, daughters Michelle Matz (Dale), Kendra Johnston (David), and the highlights of her life her grandchildren Michael, Mackenzie, Morgan, Matt, Kristopher, Kolton, Emily, and her great grandson Kaison.

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family will be sharing a Private Family Service.

    Cremation is entrusted to and conducted by

    Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks

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