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