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Carol Yvonne Ethel Mattson
Celebration of Life

Alderville First Nation Community Centre
8913 Cty. Rd. 45, Roseneath, ON K0K 2X0,

Saturday, April 6, 2024
1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Carol Yvonne Ethel Mattson

February 21, 1940 - March 28, 2024

Carol Mattson passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by the love of her family Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the age of 84. She is the proud mother to her children Patrick (Cheryl), John (Laura), Sherry (Philip), and Mark (Chantal). Beloved Granny to Mike (Simone), Melissa (Justin), Cory (Sydney), Krista (Rick), Sierra (Meir), Chance (Rickellie), Skye, Joshua (Grace), Jeremy (Logan), Caden (Natalie) and Emma. A very special Granny to her 11 great-grandchildren. Carol will be missed by her siblings Elgie, Roberta, and Morris, as well as numerous cousins, relations, and friends. Her gentle demeanour and kind ways were balanced by her indomitable spirit and inner strength. She will be greatly missed and forever cherished by her family, friends, and community.

Carol was born on February 21, 1940 to Art and Jane (nee Marsden) Smith in Fenella, Ontario. Carol’s love of her community, Alderville First Nation, was evident throughout her life. Although Carol was primarily raised in Toronto, any opportunities for visits to spend time with her grandparents, Norman and Sarah Marsden, aunts, uncles, as well as her numerous cousins and friends in Alderville First Nation, where her roots ran the deepest, were held dearly. She would proudly always call Alderville First Nation home, so when she was able to move to the community in the late 1980’s, it was truly coming home for her.

Being a people person, Carol worked as a Bell Operator, a bank teller, a pharmacy and store clerk and she also enjoyed time spent working as crossing guard for elementary school children. Carol was a natural teacher with a tender heart having been a volunteer and helping to support others while volunteering with children facing unique challenges, to volunteer-librarian in her children’s school library, to Meals on Wheels. Carol’s avid love of nature, animals, and books was well-known.

Carol loved her family’s presence and all occasions whether a birthday, Christmas Dinner, Thanksgiving, or Easter. When she was able to host, she pulled out all the stops to create an atmosphere to which none could compare: her table settings, decorations, and her amazing food and delicious desserts were always so special.

Through her later years, Carol became adept at texting allowing her to keep tabs on her large family with daily updates that were necessary for all. The addition of photos to the stories being relayed added an elevated dimension for Carol’s enjoyment of all activities and equally, for her family to receive them from Carol as well. Carol was always happy to hear of what was going on in her family’s lives and looked forward to hearing of all their accomplishments.

Carol’s family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to all those who have been involved and helping to care for the Sacred Fire, to all those within the community who have generously donated food, and to all who have expressed their sympathies, as well as Alderville First Nation for the space to honour her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Alderville Community Centre Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The family asks that everyone attending continue to share all of their special memories of Carol and remember her for the proud, strong and wonderful woman she truly was.

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Kendra - April 8, 2024

My condolences to the family. She was a very special women. May she rest in paradise and fly with the butterflies 🦋 Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.

Laurie zabolotny - April 6, 2024

John and Laura we so sad to hear about your mom. I'm so sorry your heart is hurting... Many hugs xo Laurie Jim

Michelle Hennessey (Lorraine’s daughter) - April 6, 2024

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Carol’s passing. She was a kind and beautiful person. Sending Pat, John, Sherry and Mark and families our deepest condolences. May she live on your hearts. Michelle, Ray, Lauren and Kate

Bryan and Rebecca Pennell - April 6, 2024

Dearest Aunt Carol was such a kind and loving Mother, Sister, Granny, and Aunt. She only ever brought loving kindness to family and those friends who's lives she touched. I miss her already and I hope the family can take some comfort in the legacy she has left to this world. Love and condolences to her family.

Grant & Deb Higginson - April 5, 2024

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom...granny and best friend. Your mom was always so sweet. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile and eyes that danced as she was always so happy and made everyone feel good. She’ll be dearly missed ❤️

Jimbob, Jane Marsden & Family - April 4, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Andrew Duncan - April 4, 2024

Being neibours for 20yrs I have so many fond memories of your mom, I know she'll sadly missed by everyone who's life she touched, Pat, John, Sherry and Mark know that our thoughts are with you during these difficult times 💔

Allison & Doug Sunday - April 4, 2024

~ Our sincere condolences to your families. You’re in our prayers.

Kim Goebel - April 3, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Melody Crowe - April 3, 2024

My deepest condolences to Pat, John, Sherry and Mark and to all of your families. Carol was such a lovely and kind person. She was so very proud of all of you and so proud of her grandchildren. I am thinking of you and sending lots of love ❤

Char & Glen Stevenson - April 3, 2024

Sending our love and condolences to Pat & Cheryl, Sherry & Phil, John and Laura Mark & Chantal and to your families. Carol was a beautiful lady. So loving and kind. She always took time to chat to catch up on family. RIP Carol, Love Glen & Char xo

Dan Harrison - April 3, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alderville First Nations Health Centre

Daniel Emond - April 3, 2024

John and Laura and family. My condolences to you all.

Charlene McCue - April 3, 2024

Sherry & Family, Sending condolences on your mom's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her just once, but she had such a kind and gentle spirit. Thinking of you and your families. Charlene

Jimbob, Jane Marsden & Family - April 3, 2024

Our hearfelt Condolences, Carol will be missed by all. Carol always loved our gatherings with family and relations. The Marsden Reunion, Alderville Regatta, Alderville Sunday Picnic, Carol was always there smiling and watching all the goings on...Sadly missed

Miranda Trefiak - April 3, 2024

Krista, Chance, Josh and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. May the creator guide her home ❤️

Mike J Boutilier - April 3, 2024

My condolences to, Pat, John Sherry & Mark and the rest of the Mattson Family, I too remember your mom with those smiling eyes and gentle voice and her treats.... Rest in Peace Aunt Carol

Eileen Simpson - April 3, 2024

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Mattson family. Carol was such a lovely person I always enjoyed chatting with her, she will be missed in the community.

Dave Mowat - April 2, 2024

Very sorry for the loss of Carol, and my sincerest condolences to the family, which has provided such a beautiful tribute above. Such a kind person. My thoughts are with you all.

Martha Brennan - April 2, 2024

So sorry to hear about your sweet Mom. I remember her with much love and can hear her soft, gentle voice and see her kind smiling eyes. We wish you comfort in your loving memories and the time you had together. Rest In Peace Aunt Carol, fly high with the angels Xo Martha

Gail Hills - April 2, 2024

Are condolence to the family and friend of Carol 🙏

Pam Crowe - April 2, 2024

Condolences to the Mattson family and to all of the many relatives and friends of Carol. She will be missed by many.

Greg & Wanda McIvor - April 2, 2024

Sending our prayers and condolences to Carol's family at this sad time.

Dan Harrison - April 2, 2024

I'm truly heartbroken to hear of the passing of Aunt Carol. She is another one of the amazing women of this family. All I can say is thank you for the person you were and you will never be forgotten ❤️❤️❤️ May you rest in peace

Candy Brant - April 2, 2024

Sincerely sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in the memories you shared.

june mead - April 2, 2024


veronica rowett - April 2, 2024

Words cannot express how my heart feels in this time of sorrow.Carol knew how much 💔 we loved her as I said this many times to her.She was like a sister to me .I will hold such loving fun memories in my heart .Her love will live on.Missed but Never Fogotten love Vand Bruce

Cathy Murray (Hurl) - April 2, 2024

Im so sorry to hear of my Aunt Carol’s passing. I will always hold dear the memories of Aunt Carol and the profound significance she made in my childhood, She always had a soft smile, encouraging words, and comforting hugs. Rest In Peace my dear Aunt. Love, Cathy

Ellie Henry - April 2, 2024

To all Carol's family I wish to express my deepest condolences. She really was a beautiful kind woman and I am happy to have known her even if just a little while working back at home when I did.

Doug Mann - April 2, 2024

Mark, Chantal & Family: Condolences on the passing of your Mother, grandmother ... Doug Mann