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Matsalla, Marcella Ida



Marcella Ida Matsalla  


November 6, 1931 - December 22,2023.


Marcy died peacefully at the age of 92 in Calgary surrounded by family after a brief illness.

Born at home to Orville and Katie Hoffart in Tramping Lake Saskatchewan, Marcy was the 3rd of 6 children.

She graduated from high school in Tramping Lake and went on to earn a teaching degree at Normal College in Saskatoon. 

She married Walter Gerein on July 4, 1953 and they made their home near Smiley, raising 9 children there. 

In 1988 they built a new house in Kindersley. Marcy worked at the Zellers store and volunteered at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. 


After Walter passed away in 2001, Marcy moved to Saskatoon where she lived in a retirement community and made many close friends. It was here that she met her second husband Adolf Matsalla. They were married in 2010 on Marcy’s 79thbirthday.


Marcy was predeceased by Walter 2001, son- in-law Dean Anderson 2003, Adolf Matsalla 2015, daughter Jo-Anne 2017 and son Murray 2020. 


She is survived by 2 siblings, Rita Worth of Rosetown and Lenora Weber of Swift Current.  As well as her children,

Glenn (Therese), Reg, Marilyn (Rob), Mark (Tanya), Adele (Keddy), Pat (Kim), Neil (Janna) plus 25 grandchildren and 33great grandchildren.

She is also survived by Adolf’s 4 children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Marcy was well known for being able to make a tasty meal for a crowd in a moments notice.  She was an excellent cook and a fantastic baker.

She was very proud of her children and encouraged them in all of their endeavors.

She will be greatly missed by her large and extended family.


A memorial service will be held at the Town and Country Centre in Airdrie at 2 pm on April 6,2024.




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