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 great-grandchildren; sister-inlaws Blanche Matheson, Mary Matheson, Agnes Matheson, and Gladys Walsh; brother-in-law, Lawrence Berrigan; his long time friend, Reggie Murphy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is 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 bothers in infancy John Arthur and Arthur John. Born on P.E.I., Eric was a sports fan, played competitive ball, hockey, & 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 enjoyed 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, CB, on August 4, from 1-3 p.m. at TW Curry Funeral Home, and internment 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.