The Cape Breton Highlanders
Donald Daniel (Danny')Matheson

Donald D. Matheson

Donald Daniel `Danny' Matheson - 82

Donald Daniel `Danny' Matheson, 82, of 3 Maxie St., Glace Bay, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2002, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex.

Born in Louisbourg, he was the son of the late Charles and Winnifred (Downing) Matheson.

Danny was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay. He was a dedicated and decorated war veteran as was shown by his numerous medals and awards. His tour overseas was for six years. He served with the Cape Breton Highlanders, Aldershot, England, and the West Nova Scotia Regiment in Italy. He also served with A.D.O.S. in Holland, Germany and he served in France and Canada.

Danny served as service officer for Branch 40 Legion for 37 years and was greatly admired for his tireless post war work he did on behalf of veterans and their widows. A testimonial dinner was held for him in July honoring him for his selfless dedication to his work as service officer and the wonderful sense of humor he displayed in any situation. He was a lifetime member of Branch 40 Legion and a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and the Prestigious Palm Leaf.

He was a member of the Glace Bay Pensioners Club and the Army and Navy Air Force Unit 246, Glace Bay.

Danny was an inspiration to all. He was loved and touched. He will be sadly missed( by his loving wife and best friend of 37 years, the former Rita Maclntyre; daughter, Charlene (Donald) Campbell, Morien; brother, Stuart (Winnifred) Matheson, Glace Bay; grand-children, John, Morien, and Tammy, Halifax; brother-in t law, Norman Maclntyre, Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, ,Jessie Sick-] e, Florida and Catherine Kennedy, Glace Bay. Danny was highly regarded and loved by his extended family, which includes many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Hazel, brother, Everett, mother and father-in-law, John and Catherine Maclntyre (to him Mrs. Maclntyre was the angel on his shoulder). His Aunt Flora held a special place in his heart for the love and kindness she showed toward him.