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Obituary of Thomas Joseph Mattie

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Thomas Joseph Mattie (Moochie Tom) age 61 of Monastery, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. He died peacefully in his sleep on August 25, 2018 at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha’s Hospital. Tom was a devoted husband of 42 years to Marilyn, a loving father, and grandfather. Tom was a gentle, kind, dedicated family man. Born in Antigonish he was a son of Mary (Grace) Mattie and  the late Thomas Mattie.

Tom’s focus was providing for his family, as a heavy equipment operator for over forty years. He had a passion for life and always delighted in his camps, both Springfield and Guysborough. Family was always Tom’s top priority and he worshiped each son and grandchild, and treasured his many close family members. He found much joy in the smile and laughter of all children.

Tom is survived by his wife, Marilyn (MacDonald) Mattie; two sons Michael (Alissa) and Brian (Chelsea); grandchildren Cade and Aria; his mother, Mary (Grace) Mattie; his siblings Angus (Vallerie) Mattie, Gary (Helen) Mattie, Eleanor (Eugene) DeCoste, Danny (Darlene) Mattie, Donnie (Willamina) Mattie, Lorraine (Blair) Brymer; mother-in-law, Irene MacDonald; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and four godchildren. He was predeceased by one godchild, Donna Marie Grace; father-in-law, Walter Dan MacDonald; and, grandparents ET and Lena Mattie, and Angus and Margaret Grace.


7-9 pm Tuesday, August 28, and 2-4 and 7-9pm Wednesday, August 29 in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, in St. Peter’s Church Tracadie, Rev. John Barry presiding Burial in St. Peter’s cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations can be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Palliative Care Inpatient Unit.