Florence (Mattie) Martha Wanamaker (nee Woods) passed away peacefully on August 5, 2003 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C. at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Long Branch, Ontario on May 22, 1927 to Joseph Wilson Woods and Marion Florence (Nelson) Woods. Accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Personal Saviour in her teen years, followed His Commandment and was baptized in the Nottawasaga River, Hockley Valley, Orangeville, Ontario in 1946.

Married Earle Nelson Wanamaker October 16, 1948 and became his partner and support in his many church ministries in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Mattie will be lovingly remembered for her sense of humour, love of music, dedication to her family, commitment to her husband and her desire to be found by her Lord.

She was predeceased by her infant son, David Neal Howard, her sister Norma (Lloyd) Irvine (both deceased) and her grandson Andrew Wanamaker.

She is survived by her husband, Earle; her two sisters Louise (Clifford) Wanamaker deceased) and Jo (Eric) Beard deceased); her 5 children Eric (Barb), Ivan (April), Jo-Anne (Paul), Janis (Bob); Lynn (Cheryl), 8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Sunday School Mission (Manitoba), your local church missions program or a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Newton and the staff of MSA Hospital for their care and support.

Services to be held August 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Cascade Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C.


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