Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes

307 Promenade Riverside, St-Lambert, QC


Ruby Albertina Matheson (nee Carlson)

September 23, 1923July 30, 2019

Ruby Albertina (Carlson) Matheson, of St. Lambert, Quebec, passed away on July 30, 2019 at the age of 95.

Born in Airdrie, Alberta, she was the daughter of Albert and Adeline (Johnson) Carlson. She was predeceased by her siblings; Mae, Lucille, Dorothy, Bert, Lillian and her twin sister Ruth. She was the beloved wife of Nevin Matheson, who died in 1976 at age 52 and a devoted mother to Sandra Matheson and her husband Stephen Cochran of Hooksett New Hampshire and to Brent Matheson and his wife Sharon of Calgary, Alberta.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren, Amy Maciel and her husband Bob, Beth Troupe, Nevin and McKenzie Matheson, Scott and Angie Hills, and her cherished great-granddaughters Ashley and Emma Maciel. She is survived by her many relatives and friends who remain in and around her home town.

Though she was a quiet woman she was huge in statute, and her life was spent volunteering to help others. She was an active, long time communicant of the St. Lambert United Church, and was honored by the Montreal General Hospital for over 4000 hours of volunteer work.

Ruby enjoyed traveling with her friends on trips to Hawaii, Europe, British Isles and all across Canada and the United States. She was an excellent baker, known for her brownies and cinnamon buns and was very talented and created beautiful crafts, which she shared with so many.

Her strength in character and compassion for others will leave a void. Her long and fulfilling life will be an inspiration to all who loved and knew her.

A private grave site service will be held at a later date.


  • A private grave site service will be held at a later date


Ruby Albertina Matheson (nee Carlson)

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Pam Troupe Jones

August 11, 2019

Hi All,
One of the fondest memories I have of Ruby is at Christmas time a few years back. We were sitting and talking for a bit while her grand kids and great grandchildren were unwrapping gifts at my Aunt Sandy's house. She was telling me and my grampy how thankful she was to be there. Then she turns and says they only two people we are missing is your son and my granddaughter Beth. She said other then that it has been a very good day. Thank you for coming too.
Ruby always was so thoughtful and kind. I was lucky to know and love her. She is greatly missed and her memories will go on forever.
Pam, Kenny, D.J.