Jack Matheson

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Jack Matheson
Born (1924-05-25)May 25, 1924
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died January 24, 2011(2011-01-24) (aged 86)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation former sports journalist
Spouse(s) Peggy Matheson (1947–2011, his death)
Children Jim, John, Marnie

John "Jack" 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. He is most noted for his coverage of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and various curling events.[3]

Matheson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1986[4] 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.[5]

Jack Matheson died January 24, 2011 in Winnipeg at the Grace Hospital of kidney disease.[6]


  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". Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Paul Friesen. "Matheson a true inspiration". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jack Matheson". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ Hockey Hall of Fame (2000). "Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase". Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ Paul Friesen. "Sportswriting legend Jack Matheson dead at 86". Winnipeg Sun.