Florence Simone MatthewFlorence Simone Matthew, 92, of Kennedy, Minnesota passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. She was born Florence Simone Gauthier on November 23, 1920 in St. Jean Baptiste Manitoba. She grew up along the Red River with her many brothers and sisters. French was her first language, she learned English while she attended the convent school in St. Jean.
Florence was very proud of her “French Canadian genes”! She met Scott Matthew of Humboldt, Minnesota while attending baseball games with her brothers. Scott was an avid baseball player around the region.