Gordon Mathieson, MB, ChB, MSc(McGill), FRCPC

March 11, 1927 to May 17, 2018

Obituary

Passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, May, 17th, 2018.  Gordon was the youngest son of James and Isobella; and was also predeceased by his brother, David; and sisters, Evelyn, Isabel and Marjorie.

After graduating as a medical doctor in 1949, he had a long medical career. He was involved in both practicing and teaching, which saw his medical career span 50 years from The Banting Institute, McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute and eventually to Memorial University . He was a proud co-founder of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists. Gordon eventually retired at 79! Gordon leaves his family and friends with special memories at Terra Nova National Park, his gardening, photography and of course driving his children to their early morning sport practices.

Gordon was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  Gordon leaves with fond and loving memories his wife, of 47 years, Julia (nee Parker); children, Alexander (Elizabeth) and Sarah (Bryan); grandchildren, Duncan, Katie, Hillary, Malcolm, and Parker.   Special thank you to the staff at Kenny’s Pond, for the care provided to Gordon.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on  Friday, 18th May from 1-4 and 7-9 pm and Saturday, 19th May  1-4 pm. Funeral service will be held from the Anglican Cathedral of St. John The Baptist on Monday, 21st May, 2018 at  11 am.  Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the CNIB, Salvation Army, and Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Place.

 

Schedule

Visitations

1:00 - 4:00 pm on May 18, 2018

7-9 p.m. on May 18, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 pm on May 19, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Monday May 21st

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's


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Dear Julia.
I was sorry to hear of your husband’s Gordon’s death. Such a sad time in your life. Many condolences to you all.
Brenda & Scott McClellan

Julia and Family,
So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. Thoughts and prayers and with you and your family at this time. May he rest in peace.

Dearest Julia: So sorry to hear about your husband. You and all your family are in my thoughts.

Take care.

Dear Julia,

While Gordon’s passing is undoubtedly hard for all of you, how blessed you were to be married to him for 47 years. When you all think of him, there will be smiles. That is a life to celebrate. You are always in my heart.

(Scribed by her niece, Pamela)

Julia, Alex, Sarah and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing.; our thoughts are with you at this time. Condolences to you all..

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Recall , with gratitude , several months (in 1959 )receiving teaching , and experience, in Neuropathology ,at the Montreal Neurological Institute ; provided by Dr. Gordon Mathieson ,who was Director of Neuropathology .
Please accept this expression of my sympathy .

Dear Julia, Alex,,Sarah and families,
We were very sad to hear Gordon had passed away. Please accept our condolences. It is a long time since we saw you in St. John’s but we remember Gordon fondly., love Dee and Les Hulett

Alex I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. My condolences to you and your family. Take care.
Heather MacKenzie. HSC OR

Julia,
condolences to you and your family

Kathleen Fisher (Montreal)

Julia,
condolences to you and your family

Kathleen Fisher (Montreal)

Julia,

Please accept my deepest condolences. It was a pleasure to have spent time with Dr. Mathieson. He was always a bright and insightful conversationalist and had a wonderful personality.

Hold the memories close.

Julia,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know he will be missed by all the family, but especially by you.
Sincerely Kathy (Yeats) McCawley

Elizabeth and Alex,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Dr. Matheson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Harold and Rosetta Bishop

Dear Julia,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your husband Gordon. I hope that fond memories of Gordon will sustain you through your grief.

Mary O’Keeffe

Dear Julia. I was so sorry to hear of Gordon’s death. 47 years is a long time and I know that you and uour family will carry so many wonderful memories of your lives together. My thoughts are with you and your family as you remember Gordon and celebrate his life on Monday. Love and hugs from Sechelt BC . Sue (Cleary, Millette) Brown

Alex: So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He must have been a very special father to raise such a fine son like you.
Maureen March

It is with lots of love we offer our support and condolences to our next door neighbour Julia, and to Alex and Sarah at this time. I have so many fond memories of Gordon as a fellow gardener and friend.

Julia, Alex, Sarah and families,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Dr. Mathieson’s passing. Just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was my pleasure to have met Gordon and you Julia. May God comfort you at this time. Love and Hugs, Dianne Price

Alex, Elizabeth and all your lovely family, so sorry for your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know we are always here for you.

Love, Christina, Geoff and Sydney

My Deepest Condolences to you Julia and Family,I was so saddened to hear of Gordon’s passing this morning,he always Brightened my day with his Thanks for the small things that bought pleasure to him,I will truly miss our chats Gordon, it was my utmost Pleasure to have met you and your Julia.

Your Housekeeper Mary

Julia & Family,
Saddened to hear of Gordon’s passing. Thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Julia and Family,
Sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Linda and I are travelling and can not offer our condolences in person. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this most difficult time.
Our thoughts are with you

Dear Julia. Alex, Sarah and family,

On behalf of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists, I wanted to send you a quick note to express what a tremendous impact Dr Mathieson had on our profession in Canada. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered as a mentor, teacher, colleague and friend.

Alex and family,
My sincere condolences to you and your family on your dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra

Julia and family
Deepest sympathy .my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marilyn Pike

Julia,
We are out of town and cannot be there in person to pass on our condolences to you and your family. It was a long fight for Gordon, and you and your family shared it with him.We are thinking of you at this sad time.
Aubrey & Eleanor Bonnell

Julia, Alex, Elizabeth, Sarah, Bryan and family
Thinking of you all at this sad time. We wish we were home as you celebrate Dr. Mathieson’s life and prepare to say goodbye. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Valerie and Wayne

Julia and Family
My sincere condolences to you and yours at this sad time. In the short time I’ve known Gordon , I’ve learned how kind hearted and compassionate a man he is. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joy Short

Aunt Julia, Alex , Sarah & family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all in this difficult time! Sending love 💕 & good wishes your way.
Love Wendy & family

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Julia,
We were so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Wayne and Susie Moore

Alex, I am truly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Alex. Condolences to you and your family

Elizabeth, Alex and the Mathieson family,
So sorry to. Hear this sad news. Thinking of you all as you say good bye. Take Care.
Bob and Peggy Baker

So sorry for your loss Alex and family .. my thoughts and prayers are with you …

To Alex Elizabeth and family so sorry to hear of your Dads passing our thoughts and prayers are with at this time

May you rest peacefully, your memories will forever be lived through your loved ones! I am honored to have been in your company even for a short time. God Bless