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Lawrence Matwijeczko

Lawrence Nicholas Matwijeczko

Friday, May 3rd, 1940 - Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Lawrence Matwijeczko of Yorkton, beloved husband of Judy passed away on February 24, 2020 in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 79. Lawrence Nicholas Matwijeczko was born on May 3, 1940 in Canora, Saskatchewan. Lawrence was the oldest of two children of Nick and Rosie Matwijeczko. He attended elementary school in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, and high school at St. Joseph's College in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He furthered his education by taking Registered Industrial Accounting classes through the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Lawrence married the love of his life, Judy, on June 24, 1961 in Buchanan. They lived in Yorkton from then until now. They have been blessed with three children (Lorie, Marcel and Terry) and four granddaughters (Kelsey, Shaelynn, Jada, Macy). Lawrence's work career included being an Accounting Clerk with the Saskatchewan Co-operative Creameries in Yorkton, Office Manager at St. Joseph's College in Yorkton, Accountant with Parker & Quine Chartered Accountants in Yorkton, Accounting Manager with Leon's Manufacturing in Yorkton, and Finance Supervisor with Saskatchewan Crop insurance in Melville. While working these various positions, he also worked on the family farm in the Buchanan area at the same time. After working at Crop Insurance for few years, along with Judy, they started their own Accounting company, JL Matrix Associates. Shortly after, they also took over a Rubber Stamp company. From then until now, they provided both Accounting & Rubber Stamp manufacturing services in the Yorkton area. When he wasn't working, Lawrence enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing. Over the years Lawrence went on many trips through out Canada and the United States with his family, and a month long trip to Australia with his wife. He also enjoyed spending his summer time at the lake, camping and fishing with his family. Lawrence was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
In 2005 he survived open-heart surgery. He had an enlarged aorta, and received a Teflon-lined replacement aorta, along with a mechanical valve. After this surgery, he enjoyed a better quality of life until recently. Over the last year or two, he did start to experience some health issues, which eventually led to his passing.
Lawrence is predeceased by his parents, Nick and Rosie, his uncle Mike, inlaws Nick and Annie Boretz, and sister in-law Mary Brezden. He is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Lorie and her family (Gerard, Jada, Macy), son Marcel & his family (Lynn, Kelsey, Shaelynn), son Terry, sister Rosemarie and several nieces and nephews.
Good bye Lawrence, you leave us much better people for having you in our lives. You will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant presiding. The closing prayers and interment service was officiated by Rev. Father Yevhen Zadorozyhnyi, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gerard Hynes, David Brezden, Dean Sully, Blaise Bencze, Brenden Halchyshak and Jorden Hyshka serving as the casket bearers. Memorials were to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association as gifts of remembrance. Condolences to the family can be posted at wwww.baileysfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Address
    Highway #10 East
    YORKTON, SK
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    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Yevhen Zadorozhnyi
  • Interment

    Location
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Highway #10 East
    YORKTON, SK
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Lorna

Posted at 01:15pm
My condolences to Judy and family. Lawrence was my tax preparer for many years before I moved, and before that he employed my daughter as a student. He gave good advice and was always so pleasant to visit with. He will be missed by many.
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Corrine Gress

Posted at 09:50pm
To Judy and family.

We are so sad to hearing about the passing away of Lawrence. We remember him fondly of many nights of card playing and having you as good neighbors. Out thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Rose Gress and family
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David Spelay

Posted at 03:00am
Judy and family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Lawrence will be missed. We had many interesting conversations over the years going back to St. Joseph's College.May he Rest in Peace.
Dave and Faye Spelay
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Candace Tendler

Posted at 11:39pm
Dear Judy and family, so sorry for your loss. Lawrence was a wonderful person and I enjoyed getting to know him over the years! May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

Candace Tendler
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Debbie Tripp

Posted at 04:05pm
My thoughts and prayers are with Judy and your family. Lawrence and I had many conversations, he always could put a smile on your face. He always made the “best” stamps!

Debbie Tripp
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