Obit - Roger Matheson
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MATHESON, Roger - 59, Springhill, formerly of East River St. Mary's, Pictou Co. went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 12, 1998. His five year battle with cancer ended at All Saints Hospital, Springhill, where he was born March 10, 1939. He was a son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Older) Matheson, Springhill. Roger was a graduate of Springhill High School; Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro, and State university at Oswego, NY. He was a retired industrial arts and drive education teacher, and he owned and operated Valley Screen Printers for 20 years. As a result of this teaching and screen printing experience, he became a member of CESO (Canada) IESC (United States). His expertise in screen printing enabled him to undertake several volunteer projects overseas in Africa, Bolivia and many Caribbean Islands. he also served as a consultant on Indian reserves in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward island and New Brunswick. Roger was a retired major CD with the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was a member of the Queen's Masonic Lodge 34, Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., where he served as past master. He was founding member and past president of Clan Matheson (mainland branch). He was a member of the United Baptist Church, Springhill, and a Gideon with the Brunswick Camp in Brunswick, GA. In his earlier years, he played the alto saxophone with the Springhill Marching Band and then organized his own dance band ( R.M. Orchestra). In later years and until his illness, he was an avid blueberry farmer in Pictou and Guysborough counties. Surviving are his wife, the former Angela Dawn Martin; daughters, Cheryl and husband David Churchill, Great Village; Patricia Matheson, Springhill; son David, Georgia; brother, Colin, Springhill; sister, Mrs. Carol White, Truro; grandchildren, Amos Churchill and fiancée Natasha Hicks, Truro; Sara and Mark Churchill, Great Village; Savanna, Springhill. He was predeceased by sister, Marilyn; brother, Doug. Private family funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Oxford, and 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the family home in East River St. Mary's. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Guysborough County. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to canadian Cancer Society.
Source - Chronicle Herald April 14, 1998