Michael Albert Mattie
Please note change in visitation times:
Visitation Saturday (today) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. No Saturday evening visitation.
Visitation Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Funeral at 2:00 pm Sunday in St. Peter's Church, Tracadie.
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Michael Albert Mattie, May 15, 1947, youngest son of the late Ephriam Thomas Mattie and Lena Catherine (Delorey). Born in Mattie Settlement, he died on September 1st after a courageous battle against cancer.
Mike was a member of the Boilermakers Lodge 73 for more then 50 years and Operating Engineers for 30 years. He loved machinery and operated excavators, dozers, cranes and loaders. He worked for many years with Mattie Brothers, A & G Crane, Nova Construction and Allan MacIsaac.
Mike loved listening to music; especially fiddle music or anything by Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Tom T Hall and Stompin’ Tom. He loved old black and white movies, especially "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," gardening (he had an amazing green thumb), and family gatherings with fiddle tunes. He really enjoyed eating at his favorite restaurants, going for drives in areas that he used to work, watching for deer and long naps. We will always remember his great sense of humor, trips to the camp with rides on his pontoon boat, his "many" furnaces and his love of classic cars.
Survived by beloved wife of 48 years, Veronica (Connolly), daughters Brenda (Ray), Halifax, Joni (Jason), Antigonish; sons Jody (Rosie), Mississauga, Brad (Kim) Airdrie, Ryan (Larissa), Fort McMurray; sisters, Pam Stanislawski, Elliot Lake, Julia McNeil, Halifax; sister in law Mary Mattie, Monastery; brothers Ralph (Kay), Linwood, John (Charlotte), Monastery; five beautiful granddaughters, Alyssa (Chris) and Emma, Halifax, Olivia and Noelle, Mississauga, Calleigh Wright, Antigonish; brand new grandson, Eli Mattie, Airdrie.
Predeceased by brother Thomas Mattie; father/mother in law, Ronald and Rita Connolly; brother in laws: James Crispo, Ed Stanislawski and Bill McNeil; sister in law Marguerite Hillier.
Visitation will take place Saturday, September 7th from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm at C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass will take place at St Peters Parish in Tracadie, Sunday, September 8th at 2 pm with Fr. John Barry and Fr Bill Crispo presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations to VON, Antigonish or the Palliative Care Society, Antigonish. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com