Arthur Bruce "Art" Matthews
1933 - 2024
Arthur Bruce "Art" Matthews
Visitation Information
Friday, February 23, 2024
Visitation Time
4-6 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday February 24, 2024
Service Time
1:00 PM
Service Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Spring 2024
Burial Location
Pine Grove Cemetery, East Stewiacke
Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Arthur Bruce "Art" Matthews – 90, Truro, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  Born in Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Thomas and Irene (Fisher) Matthews.

Art graduated from Stewiacke High School in 1951 and from Success Business College in 1952. Although he had begun his career in accounting, in 1955 he moved into the insurance industry at Central Agencies in Truro. He continued his career at Commercial Union in Montreal, and in 1960 he joined Marsh Adjustment Bureau in Halifax. He moved to Truro in 1963, and retired as Vice President of Marsh Adjustment Bureau in January 1994.

Art was past president of the Truro Kinsmen, K-40 Club and the Atlantic Region of the Canadian Independent Adjuster Conference. He was a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Art enjoyed woodworking, gardening, playing bridge and spending time at the cottage in Bayhead. His favorite memories of retirement were his summers spent at the cottage. In recent years, Art was an active member of the Truro Duplicate Bridge Club. 

Art will be missed dearly by his daughter, Brenda (Bruce) Harvey, Valley; grandchildren, Amanda (Rob) Reid, Drayton Valley, Alberta; Alex (Sheena Teed) Harvey, Borden, Ontario; Stephanie (Taylor) MacArthur, Hilden; great grandsons, Nicolas and Jaxon MacArthur and Eric Harvey; son, David (Meaghan) Raymond, Smith’s Cove, Digby County.  He will be missed by brothers, Fred (Irene), Malagash; Les, Stewiacke; sisters, Carolyn Van der Leest, Truro; Cheryl (Eric) Manzar, Lake George; Mary Crowe, Onslow Mountain; many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his dear friend, Michelle Thomas, Longueil, Quebec. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy (DeLoughry); brothers, John, Harold, Clint, Walter; sisters, Ruth, Avis, Lois. 

Thank you to Dr. Henderson and the staff in the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester East Hants Health Centre.  Special thanks to Rebecca and Viraji for your support and compassion. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Art’s family will receive friends and extended family from 4-6 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024, and where a Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024. We look forward to hearing your memories and stories. Reception will follow. Spring interment will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, East Stewiacke.

Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Art’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcomed. Tributes, words of comfort and memories may be shared at:


Arthur Bruce "Art" Matthews