Marlene "Marl" Matthew

MATTHEW, Marlene (nee Crome)...

A resident of Chatham, Marlene "Marl" Matthew (nee Crome) passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Chatham Campus on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the age of 88.

Loving wife of late Ed Matthew.

Dear mother to Wendy Matthew, Tamme Matthew (Bruce Smith).

Proud grandmother to Kurt (Madi) Smith.

Predeceased by brother Bud Crome and sisters Wendy Hubert and Lorraine Crome.

Survived by sisters-in-law Norma Crome, Alice Pelletier, Margaret Matthew and Phyllis (Robert) Castle and foster brothers Jack (Susan) Grocott and Fred Grocott.

Will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Marlene was a familiar face for many years at Ross' Nursery and enjoyed every moment she spent in the gardens. She was a member of The Moose, since 1963.

Family and friends are asked to join in a time of memories and fellowship at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm as well as 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. A funeral service will take place the next day, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 1:00pm. Cremation to follow with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Anyone looking to attend the visitation or funeral service must sign up at or by calling the funeral home. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario mandates that all those in attendance of an event at a funeral home must wear a mask. 

Donations in memory of Marlene may be made to CK Animal Rescue. 

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519 351 2040.