It is with great sadness that we announce the very sudden passing of Eldon Lynn Matchett Jr. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Junior had a life long passion for cars. Those that knew him in the car enthusiast community nicked named him “Fire Chicken”. As of late, he could often be seen cruising in his Corvette with Kola, his four-legged friend.
Eldon worked as auto body technician for over 40 years. He was a devoted husband, father and papa. He is survived by his wife Diane, children Darrell (Lisa), Kari (Steve) and Eldon Jr. (Merla), sister Virginia (Boyd), brothers-in-law George and Gary, nephew Matthew (Jessica, Ryder), grandchildren Sydney, Ashleylynn and Austin, and Aunt Rhona and her family. He was predeceased by his parents Eldon Sr. and Alice.
A celebration of Eldon’s life will be held Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm at Wycliffe Park to share memories, in honour of Eldon’s final Show and Shine.