Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Eric Mathe­son, 92, died peace­fully in Ivany Place, Hal­i­fax, on July 29, 2015.

Eric will be lov­ingly re­mem­bered by his wife of 72 years, Mae (Pearo/MacAu­lay); five chil­dren, Mal­colm (Mar­garet), Ken­neth (Dawn), Linda, Colleen (Alan) and Gordie (Neala); eight grand­daugh­ters; 13 great­grand­chil­dren; sis­ters-in-law, Blanche Mathe­son, Mary Mathe­son, Agnes Mathe­son and Gla­dys Walsh; brother-in-law, Lawrence Ber­ri­gan; his long­time friend, Reg­gie Mur­phy; and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

He was pre­ceded by his par­ents, John and Ada (Hickox) Mathe­son, broth­ers, Elmer, Jack (Alice), Homer ( Jenny), Ben­jamin (Cathy), Ma­jor, Miller, Rod­die, and sis­ters, Eleanor (Her­bie) Stan­ley and Is­abella Ber­ri­gan, as well as two broth­ers in in­fancy, John Arthur and Arthur John.

Born on P.E.I., Eric was a sports fan, played com­pet­i­tive ball, hockey and bowl­ing well into his 60s. He en­joyed any com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing a lively game of crib and 45s. Eric served in the Sec­ond World War as a radar op­er­a­tor on the Leth­bridge and Kenogame. While serv­ing, Eric met and mar­ried the love of his life, Mae. Eric en- joyed work­ing on cars (or any­thing with a mo­tor), help­ing oth­ers, and to visit fam­ily and friends.

The vis­i­ta­tion and cer­e­mony will be held in Syd­ney, C.B., on Aug. 4, from 1- 3 at T. W. Parkview Chapel, and in­ter­ment at Hard­wood Hills, Syd­ney.

In lieu of flow­ers, please send do­na­tions to the Sal­va­tion Army or a char­ity of your choice. Con­do­lences can be sent to

The fam­ily would like to thank Eric’s care­givers and ac­tiv­i­ties staff at Ivany Place for their kind­ness and ded­i­ca­tion.

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