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John Baker Matheson

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1937
Died: Thu., Sep. 12, 2019


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 28, 2019


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John Baker Matheson
June 13, 1937
September 12, 2019


John Baker Matheson passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

John came from a large family of Scottish Canadians.  He was predeceased by his parents: Edward (Scotty) and Margaret Matheson; sisters: Meg, Bessie, Elspeth, Edna, Janet, and Ruth; infant brother James; brother   Jim; in-laws: Ida Matheson, Jean Matheson, Mary Matheson, Robert Hunter, Robert Grant, Ashley Gibson, Palmer Rake, and Jack McBeath; seven nieces and nephews.

He is survived by one sister Mary, and two brothers, Ed and Bill.

John’s Matheson clan was large. He was Uncle Johnny to a brood that included 25 nephews and nieces, 52 great nephews and nieces, 47 great-great nephews and nieces, and one great-great-great niece.  He enjoyed hosting family in his home in Donalda.

John also had a large community connection (a second family) in the Village of Donalda where he grew up and returned to as the site for his business, John’s Vending.  He especially loved holding court over coffee in John’s Vending with community members who wanted to come in for a chat.

John had a chosen family of the Bernards: Danny, Melinda, Heather, Greg and Emerson who worked with him and offered support that was a blessing in John's life.  The Matheson family is grateful.


Graveside Service will be held at the Donalda Cemetery, Donalda, Alberta On Saturday, September 28, 2019  at 1:00 P.M. everyone is welcome.

Lunch will follow at the Donalda Community Hall

Donations in John's memory can be made to the Donalda Cemetery or a charity of your choice.

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christina
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Matheson family and his family members at John's Vending. May John RIP.I know he will be sadly missed in Donalda.

Sharon Clement Blouin
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Matheson family and the Donalda community. Johnny was a big part of all our lives and will truly be missed, but never forgotten.

Marie Taggart
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
loving prayers to all that knew john he will be greatfully missed

Matt Kneeland
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Donalda wouldn’t be Donalda with out Johnny. My condolences to his family.

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