Muriel Lynn Matkin
Muriel Lynn Matkin Star of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Alvin Richard Star, peacefully returned home to her Father in Heaven, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 25th, 2016, at the age of 81 years.
Lynn was born on June 17th, 1934, in Cardston, Alberta, the daughter of Harold Lynn Matkin and Vyva Louise Leavitt. She was the oldest of eight children. She attended St. Mary’s Girls school in Calgary, Alberta, and later graduated from High School in Olds, Alberta.
She married her sweetheart, Alvin Richard Star, on December 28th, 1951, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Together, they had four children.
Lynn was a cook by profession, and loved to make meals for her family. She was an avid reader, enjoyed camping and the outdoors, and serving and assisting in the community. She was a loving woman, with a wonderful sense of humor, and was always so generous to others in need. Above all, she cherished her children and her grandchildren. She was so proud of their accomplishments and talents.
We will love and miss her always, and will strive to continue to make her happy and proud. May she rest in peace, finally reunited with her loving husband and son.
Lynn was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Star, her youngest son, Zachary Colin Star, as well as brothers Sam Matkin, Bill Olsen and sisters Frances Berger and Betsy Olsen. She is survived by her children, Carolynn Rae (Stan) Tanner, Calvin Jay (Barb) Star, Aminda Cathleen (Kip) Orth, sisters, Bebe Rutledge and Kathleen (Harry) Momi, and brother, Chuck (Bonnie) Olsen. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, and 12 beautiful great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held in honor of Lynn’s life, on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at the Family Home in Lethbridge, Alberta. She will be laid to rest in the Leavitt Cemetery, in Leavitt, Alberta.
The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Geers and Yumara Coteron, along with the entire staff of Golden Acres, for the loving care they provided during her stay.