Jack Matheson

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Jack Matheson
Born(1924-05-25)May 25, 1924
DiedJanuary 24, 2011(2011-01-24) (aged 86)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupationsports journalist
SpousePeggy Matheson (1947–2011, his death)
ChildrenJim, John, Marnie

John Matheson[1] (July 25, 1924 – January 24, 2011) was a Canadian sports journalist known for his wide coverage of sports for the Winnipeg Tribune from 1946 to 1980.[2]

Matheson was born on July 25, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[2] He began his newspaper career in 1946 with the Winnipeg Tribune. He became the sports editor for the newspaper in 1959, a position he held until the newspaper ceased publication in 1980.[2] Matheson covered a variety of sports, including hockey, curling and football with the Tribune, and on the radio, working with CJOB.

Matheson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1986[3] and Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999.[2] The Jack Matheson Award is annually presented by the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association to aspiring students in sports communications.[2]

Matheson was married to his wife Peggy for 63 years until his death. Matheson's son, James Donald "Jim" is also a distinguished sports writer, working for the Edmonton Journal since 1970. Jim was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a media honoree and received the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 2000.[4]

Jack Matheson died of kidney disease on January 24, 2011, at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.[5]


  1. ^ "Final Face Off". Mbhockey.new.miupdate.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (2005). "Media". Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Jack Matheson". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 19, 2010.
  4. ^ Hockey Hall of Fame (2000). "Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase". Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2010.
  5. ^ Paul Friesen. "Sportswriting legend Jack Matheson dead at 86". Winnipeg Sun.