Matthews, Kenneth of Aylmer and formerly of Pt. Burwell passed away at London Health Science Centre- University Hospital on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Marie (Shelly) Matthews. Dear father of John Matthews of Aylmer, Jeff Matthews(Barb) of St. Thomas, Jim Matthews(Nancy) of Aylmer and Jeremy(Rebecca) Matthews of Aylmer. Loving grandfather of Mackenzie, Quinn, Duncan, Abbey, Patrick, Tom, Carrie(Glenn) and Jaxon. Also survived by brothers Jerry(Heather), Ed(Vivian), Cindy(Molyneux(Ron), Candy Parks(Norm), Penny Perry and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Bayham Township on December 29, 1939, son of the late Malcolm Matthews and the late Eileen (Smyth) Van Ness. He was an Ontario Land Surveyor. Ken was active in the Port Burwell Community, serving on both the Port Burwell Fire Department and as a village councilor for many years. He umpired fastball and coached minor hockey. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment, Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Pt. Burwell. Donations to Big Brother/Big Sisters would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com
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Herb and Jeannette Kebbel came to Aylmer in 1961 and purchased Jim Barnum Funeral Home on Pine Street East. In 1967 they aquired Hughson funeral Home and moved to the present location on Talbot Street East.