Passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at Wesley Care, Christchurch, aged 89 ½ years. Youngest son of the late Rev. John Edward Matthews and the late Mary Katherine Matthews (née Trott). Dearly loved husband, soul mate and best friend of Judy (Julia). Dearly loved father of Mary, and Helen. Adored grandad (Grandy) of Charlotte, Amy, Mia, Ella, and Ben. A very special man to sons-in-law Byron, and Mark. Loved youngest brother to the late Theodore, the late Harold, and the late Helen; loved uncle, great uncle and cousin to his family in the UK and USA. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at Wesley Care, Nurse Maude Palliative Care and Hospice, Christchurch Hospital (urology unit), Dr Andrea Goebel and Dr Paul Peterson. All messages to the Matthews family c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Nurse Maude hospice can be made. The funeral service and requiem mass to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch, on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 11:30am followed by private cremation.