In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Samuel James Mathewson


Lieutenant (Engineer Branch), O-47184, RCN


Died: 01 Mar 2023, Toronto, Ontario


MATHEWSON, Samuel James - After a life of engaged optimism, Samuel James Mathewson passed away in his 91st year on March 1, 2023. He graduated from McGill University in engineering, served as a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy, and then built his career as a Superintendent of Plant Operations for the Toronto School Board. He was predeceased by his second wife, Karen Hanna, and by his first wife, Barbara Janet. He will be deeply missed by his children, Karen (Paul), Erik, Heidi (Robert), Ian, Laura (Vito), and Alan; his grandchildren, Graeme (Gloria), Leonard (Emily), Geoffrey (Rachel), Rebekah, Elisa, Elena, and Taylor; and his great-grandchildren, Eylin and Graydon. He led by example, showing that greatness may be achieved by a life of generosity, empathy, and good humour. May his memory be a blessing. If you wish, donations may be made to Save the Children, the Daily Bread Food Bank, or St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, in lieu of flowers. Published by The Globe and Mail from Mar. 4 to Mar. 8, 2023.


Ships served in:

HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to ONTARIO 16 Nov 1956 as an A/Ord SLt, RCN (Navy List Jul 1957)

RCN BARRACKS ESQUIMALT - Appointed to RCN BARRACKS ESQUIMALT Mechanical Training Establishment 21 Dec 1957 as a SLt (E), RCN (Navy List Jan 1958)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX 01 Dec 1958 as a Lt (E), RCN (Navy List Jan 1959)

* Honourably Released 01 Jun 1959 as a Lt (S), RCN (Navy List Jul 1959)



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