Robert "Bobby" Carleton Matheson

Thursday, February 25th, 1937 - Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Robert Carleton Matheson “Bobby” – Bible Hill, passed away June 11, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was the eldest son of Carl and Dora (Patriquin) Matheson. Born in Perron, Quebec on February 25, 1937. Returning to Nova Scotia as a child, Bobby was raised in Truro and Londonderry. He spent his entire working life with the CN Railway where he developed many lifelong friendships. He and his wife, Patsy (Slack) raised four children; Cleo (Joe Johnston), Terry (Gayle) Matheson, Mark (Julia) Matheson, Sonya (Gordon Murray); also surviving are ten grandchildren, Stephanie Carpentier (Luke Searle), Kaylee and Lindy Johnston, Lauren, Clare and Maria Matheson, Robert and Nichole Matheson, Emma and Alexander Murray; two great grandchildren, Maximus Searle, Catherine Searle. Bobby is survived by four brothers, Gary, Glenn, Randy and Robin. He was predeceased by his father, Carl Matheson; mother, Dora Matheson; brother, Trueman Matheson.

Bobby enjoyed many things in life and was passionate about all of his interests. Baseball was a huge joy for him, lasting into his 70s, when he coached and played old timers’ ball. Hunting was a huge part of Bobby’s life. Being in the woods and enjoying nature gave him so much pleasure. If he wasn’t playing ball or fishing, you would find Bobby in his garden and his garden was a source of pride. He truly loved to battle weeds and watch things grow. Skiing in the winter everyday he could was a joy for Bobby. He loved his family, his brothers and found great pleasure in his many friends. Bobby was a happy man.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday, June 14th from 7-9pm with a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 15th at 2pm; both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Reception will follow. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Society or charity of choice. Live Webcasting of the service will be available at 1:58pm (Atlantic Time) and is available with online condolences at:
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne will officiate.
  • Interment

    Bible Hill Cemetery
    41 Warren Drive
    Bible Hill/Truro, NS B2N 5Z5
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  • Reception

    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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Private Condolence

Lisa Pyke

Posted at 09:18pm
Terry, Gail and family; our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one - Wishing you peace, and many cherished memories to carry you through this difficult time - Darren and Lisa

Lorna MacCormick

Posted at 08:34pm
To Patsy,Terry,Cleo,Mark and Sonya and Family.My deepest condolences on Bobby's passing. He was a wonderful man. My family and I thought a lot of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lorna MacCormick

Linda Sears

Posted at 03:29pm
To the Matheson Clan: My sincere condolences on Bobby’s passing. He was a respected and well known figure in Truro for many years and he will be missed. Linda Sears

Darren Webb

Posted at 12:34pm
Dear Patsy, Terry and Glen, My heartfelt condolences to you and your families for the loss of Bobby. I have so many amazing memories of playing baseball with him. Bobby was always very kind, supportive and we shared lots of great stories and laughs. He made a huge impact on those who knew him and he will be sadly missed. Darren Webb

Eldon Melanson Bear

Posted at 10:52pm
To the Matheson families and friends sorry to hear about Roberts passing our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time Eldon Janet Melanson Family.

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Saturday, June 15 2019 at 02:00 pm