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JEFFREY MATHIESON

Born: May 19, 1926

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2015

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JEFFREY MATHIESON 1926 - 2015 Jeffrey Mathieson passed away on August 3, 2015 at the Deer Lodge Center. He was born in England on May 19, 1926 to Elsie and Jack Mathieson and spent his first birthday on the boat on his way to Canada. He was a long time resident of the St. Vital and Fort Rouge neighborhoods. Jeff served in the Navy during the Second World War based in Quebec and Nova Scotia. He returned to Winnipeg following his discharge and completed his Pipe Fitter Apprenticeship at Transcona Yard for CN Rail. He had a long career with CN Rail retiring in 1987 from the position of Regional Chief Boiler Inspector. He then became an avid curler and golfer at the Wildwood Golf and Country Club. He was very involved with the Fort Rouge Legion for many years holding the positions of President, Treasurer, Bingo Chairman and Poppy Drive Chairman. Jeff is survived by his children Paul (Kathy) Mathieson and Karen (Gary Loft) Mathieson, his seven grandchildren Terri Lynn (Marty) Norburg, Sonia Ivans, Kristy (Kyle Mayan) Ivans, Jackie (Mike) Rogers, Jered (Natalie) Mathieson, Crystal Galawan and Bryan (Charlene Vuong) Galawan. There are also seven great-grandchildren, Leah and Addie Norburg, Abby and Lynden Rogers, Lexi Mayan, and Alex and Eva Galawan. He is also survived by extended family in Winnipeg, Nova Scotia and Great Britain. He was predeceased by his wife Marie, the mother of his children and his daughters Linda and Judy. He was also predeceased by his brothers Gordon Mathieson and Ronald Mathieson as well as spouses Alice Mathieson, Joyce Mathieson and Dorothy Ritchie. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverwood Square for providing support to Jeff in the community, the staff at The Victoria and Seven Oaks Hospitals, Heritage Lodge and Deer Lodge Center for their care during his short stays at their facilities. Thanks also to Doug and Maria Mathieson and Gary Galawan for their ever present assistance. A celebration of Jeff's life will be held on Monday, August 10 at 10:00 am. at Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hwy. 1 East at Navin Road. Interment will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's, or to The Poppy Fund at the South Osborne Legion Branch, 252 which funds educational and camp bursaries. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery (204) 222-3241 Condolences may be sent to www.greenacresfuneralhome.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2015

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Jeff was there when you needed help of any kind. He was a kind and sociable man,who was a positive model for all his progeny and their children as well. Jeff was an avid golfer who often put up with my inept efforts at golf. One thing that still brings a smile to me was Jeff's penchant for finding golf balls. He was the only golfer I know who regularly finished with more golf balls than he started with in his golf bag. My condolences to his extended family, Jeff was a good man who will be missed greatly. - Posted by: Echo Ivans (Father of Kristy & Sonia) on: Aug 09, 2015

  • Jeff and my mother were so completely happy together - sharing golf, bingo and winters down south. He was so good to my mom when she was well but also when she was sick and dying with cancer. They were a happy couple and so full of life. - Posted by: Jan Caldwell (Daughter if Dorothy Ritchie) on: Aug 07, 2015

  • We are sending our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Jeff, and you remember special moments in his life. We will be thinking of you and your family on Monday as you celebrate his life. Love to all. - Posted by: Rick and Carole Moffat (Friends of Paul and Kathy) on: Aug 07, 2015

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

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