Russell Matheson

September 22, 1936November 26, 2011

William Russell Matheson passed away suddenly at his home in Glace Bay on November 26,2011 at the age of 75 years. Russell was born in Reserve Mines, September 22,1936 to the late Alex and Violet (Jackson) Matheson. He will be sadly missed by his best friend and long time companion, Marie, his sons, Russell, Arthur, Robert, daughters, Rita, Joanne and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Russell will also be missed by sisters; Diane (Fabian Martin), Christina (Dave Pastuck), Melva (Brian Reid), Donna (Don Mc Ellestrum), Ont., Ethel (Elmer Cameron) and brothers; Dan (Brenda), Alex (Joyce) and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Johnnie, brothers; Sandy, Freddie, Darryll, Wayne, Johnnie, Marvin, Forbes ,Keith, Brian, Blair, sisters; Eileen Cameron,Barbara MacPherson and Sharon Matheson. Visitation for Russell will be held on Wednesday, November 30,2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay . Funeral service will follow on Thursday, Dec.1 at 2:00 pm in Gordon United Church, Reserve, with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Interment at a later date in Gordon United Church Cemetery. Family flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice and on line condolences may be left for the family at:


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Miriam Peers

December 1, 2011

I wish I could be there for my Dad and the family, Uncle Russell will be sadly missed. I remember going to his place on Park Street to watch the Santa Clause parade. Love Miriam & Family xoxoxo

November 30, 2011

Sorry to hear about Russell's passing. He will always be remembered. My condolences to the family.
Alan Spinney and family