Raymond Alexander MATTHEWS

15/01/1937- 25/10/2020

Passed away peacefully at Belfast House, Port Fairy.

Dearly loved husband of Peg.

Loved father and father-in-law of Monica Neal, Raymond (dec.), Bernice and Kevin Moroney, Lynette and Kevin Williams, Loretta and Michael Moroney, Angela and Stephen Bignell, Raelene and Craig Waller, Susan and Gerard Barling, Frank and Penny Matthews.

Adored Pa of 20 and old Pa of 17.

God has him in his keeping,

We have him in our hearts.


Thank you for the years we shared,

the love you gave, the way you cared.

In my heart you’ll always stay.

Loved and remembered every day.

‘Rest Peacefully’

-Love Peg


Thank you to the nurses and staff at Belfast House, Moyne Health,

Dr Jo and Dr Ru.  Also, a special thank you to Dr Phillip Hall for his care of Dad and Mum for many years.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

The Service recording will be available on THURSDAY (October 29) from 4p.m.


Funeral Notice


  1. My thoughts and condolences to Peg and the extended Matthews family on the passing of Ray. He was a great mate to my Dad. There was a mutual respect between both men.

    Alex Johnson

    Alex Johnson October 30, 2020
  2. My loving thoughts go to the entire family at this time of great loss. Ray was such a very special gentleman who I have a lot of respect for. He was lucky to have such care and dedication from his daughter Raylene who was always there for him day and night for many years.
    Kindest thoughts from Wendy and Nic Mailors Flat

    Wendy October 29, 2020
  3. To Peg and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Annette, Bill Hogan and family.

    Annette Hogan October 29, 2020
  4. To Peg, Bernice and Kevin, Lynette and Kevin, Loretta and Mick, Frank and Penny and all of the Matthews family, our sincere condolences for the passing of Ray

    Warrick and Lisa Loft

    lisa loft October 29, 2020
  5. Remembering a great neighbour. I’ll miss our catch-ups in the driveway and hearing your stories. Here’s cheers to you Ray.

    Darren Hancy October 29, 2020
  6. To Auntie Peg and all our cousins and their families. Our deepest sympathy and love to you all.
    Darren, Joy, Leeanne, Merrilyn and their families

    Darren Farley October 29, 2020
  7. To Lynette, Kevin and Family and all of the Matthews Family. My deepest Sympathy on the sad passing of Ray. My thoughts are with you all. Sharing in your sadness as you remember Ray.

    Jo Gleeson October 28, 2020
  8. Our deepest sympathies to Peg and family Ray was a true gentleman who will be sorely missed

    Frank and Iris Matthews

    Frank Matthews October 28, 2020
  9. Matthews Ray
    15/01/1937 – 25/10/2020

    Forever treasured Father, Father In-Law and mate of Raelene & Wal ( Craig)

    Very much loved and treasured Pa of Keisha, Jol & Jackson

    I now have an angel watching over me , and I call him Dad.

    A kind, gentle and humble man, now at rest.

    I love you dad, until we meet again

    raelene waller October 28, 2020