Victor Matity

January 5, 1936 ---- September 21, 2022

Victor Matity passed away at Extendicare at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on September 21, 2022.  A celebration of life will be held Thursday September 29th at 10:30 am at W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 474 Hochelaga Street West, Moose Jaw, Sk. Reverend Jason Schultz will be officiating. Those wishing to view the service livestream can do so by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9827558167. Interment will take place immediately after the service at Rosedale Cemetery, Caribou West, Moose Jaw, Sk.  Pallbearers will be Grandsons: Ryan Matity, Jonathan Matity, Jessie Matity, Andrew Bond, Tanner Frycz; Nephews: Martin Matity, Jeff Matity, Jason Matity, Darren Matity.  

Victor was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Leona Matity; siblings Leona Straza, George Matity, Donna Drewitz and Bill Matity; in-laws Jim Brown, Cameron Brown, Charlie Brown, Marlin Martinson and Dan Straza. Victor is survived by his loving wife Emma Gertrude (Trudy), three children, Robert (Connie) Matity, Brenda (Edward Bond) and Brian (Donna) Matity.  Ten Grandchildren, Deanna (Taylor Gillespie), Ryan (Kelsey) Matity, Leysa (Ian Coombridge), Jonathan (Ashley) Matity, Jessie Matity, Lyndy Matity, Andrew Bond, Tanner (Courtney) Frycz, Brendan (Carli) Frycz. Great Grandchildren, Barrett Gillespie, Lyla Gillespie, Hayden Matity, Adeline Matity, Noah Hfendura and Zoey Frycz.  Victor is also survived by his sister Velma Martinson (Assiniboia), twin brother Louis (Carol) (Whitewood) and brother John (Marilyn) (Regina), in-laws, Janice Matity (Moose Jaw), Norman Drewitz (Assiniboia), Ed and Dorothy Himbeault (Sherwood Park), Marlene Brown (Saskatoon), Ruth Brown (Regina), Sandy Brown (Regina) and numerous nieces and nephews who comprise a large extended family.  

In 1956 Victor, at the age of 20 hired on with the Canadian Pacific Railway after working in Moose Jaw in the plumbing and electrical trades.  Victor first worked in the Locomotive Department as a fireman and brakeman out of Assiniboia.  In 1959, Victor transferred to the Signal Department working as a Signal Gang Helper, as a Signal Fitter, Signal Maintainer’s Helper, Signal Maintainer and Signal Gang Foreman.  Vic was a member of the Saskatchewan Signalman’s Union Lodge 203 since 1959.  He served as the Local Chairman, a position held since his election in 1968.  Victor went on to become a member of the Canadian Brotherhood of Signalman’s National Board and onto his election to the International Grand Board of Trusties in Chicago, Illinois in August of 1979.  Victor served the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen until his appointment as Assistant Signal Supervisor for the Moose Jaw Division in 1981.  Victor was very active in Civic and Religious organizations, serving as a member of Co-op Board, Credit Union Board, President for Church Councils and Senior Cosmo Center, teaching first year Confirmation, and singing in Church Choirs.  Victor retired from Railway service in 1991. 

To round out an active, God blessed life with his Lord and Saviour Jesus as his guide and source of strength Victor and Trudy enjoyed good music, dancing, sports (Curling), gardening and maintaining their beautiful property at 1607 Marshall Crescent.  In May Victor was diagnosed with vascular dementia and many other underline health issues that eventually took his life and sent him on to glory, joining family and friends in the hear after, in paradise with Jesus.  Remembrance Donations may be given to the Stars Ambulance Service 2640 Airport Road Regina, SK, S4W 1A3 or Moose Jaw Cosmos Center 235 3 Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1C9, gifts that will be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

 

In living memory of Victor, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries).

Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director