December 24, 2020
He left us on Christmas Eve 2020, suddenly and quietly. Bruce Cameron Mattson, 68 worked hard, gave generously, and loved deeply. Although we are left with the question of why now…we find great solace in knowing that his eternity is assured, and we will see him again.
After graduating from high school, Bruce moved to Langley, BC where he was a student at Trinity Western University, focusing on business administration. The love of the Cariboo brought him back to Williams Lake, where he purchased Sta-Well Health Foods and embarked on a beautiful journey of community involvement that has spanned an amazing 43 years. Little did he know that he would develop such strong relationships that reached smaller communities in all directions. He treasured each and every customer.
His love of fishing was borne through his father, spending every fall for many years with his parents on a fishing expedition at their favorite spot Hen Ingram Lake. For many seasons, he also sold boats and motors out of the store, not as a business venture but out of pure enjoyment of sharing his hobby with others.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents Marvin and Sophia Mattson. He is survived by his sisters Linda Beaulieu (Bryan) of Baker Creek, BC (sons Josh and Chris) and Carolyn Mattson of Vancouver, BC. And with two sisters, he didn’t stop there and went on to have three daughters and five granddaughters.
Daughters Jennifer Schick (Trevor) of Williams Lake, BC , Tamara Richardson (Adam) of Redmond, OR and Natasha Mattson of Williams Lake, BC. Granddaughters Kallista , Teneal & Bailey Schick all of Williams Lake, BC and Olivia & Sophia Richardson both of Redmond, OR.
As were Bruce’s wishes, there will be no formal service, a family gathering will be held at a later date.
As Bruce was a huge advocate of giving to various charities and organizations, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his name to The Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Thank you also to Doris Ford and the Sta-Well staff for their continued dedication and commitment.
He loved his family, he loved his business and customers and he loved his community. We thank you all for being a part of Bruce’s story. He was so very blessed to be a part of yours.
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