Weslyn Mather

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Weslyn Mather
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded byDon Massey
Succeeded byCarl Benito
ConstituencyEdmonton-Mill Woods
Personal details
Weslyn Melva Dunford

(1945-10-02)October 2, 1945
Lethbridge, Alberta
DiedNovember 22, 2015(2015-11-22) (aged 70)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Dick Mather
Occupationpsychologist, school administrator

Weslyn Melva Mather (née Dunford; October 2, 1945 – November 22, 2015) was a provincial politician in the Canadian province of Alberta. She served as a member in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2004 to 2008 sitting with the Liberal caucus in opposition.

Early life[edit]

Weslyn Mather was born in 1945.[1][2] She married her husband Dick Mather in 1965.[3] She worked as a psychologist and school administrator. In 1972 she sustained injuries in a car accident that left her in a wheelchair.[4]

Political career[edit]

Mather ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 2004 election as the Liberal candidate in the electoral district of Edmonton-Mill Woods. She won the election defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Naresh Bhardwaj in a hotly contested race.

Mather ran for a second term in office in the 2008 Alberta general election but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Carl Benito. On November 22, 2015, she died at the age of 70 after an infection.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=176648612
  2. ^ http://www.asiantribune.ca/community-events-/1982-weslyn-mather-for-edmonton-mill-woods.html
  3. ^ "Biographies of Council Members". City of Edmonton. p. 53. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
  4. ^ a b http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/former-edmonton-liberal-mla-weslyn-mather-dies-1.3331579

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