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CANADIAN CHURCHMAN - On October 17th Eleanor Sheppird Matheson died in Toronto. She was the wife of the late Canon Edward K. Matheson of Battleford, Sask. Her life of service touched with its gentle wisdom the lives of many to whom her death comes now with a sense of personal loss.
   She was born in Meaford, Ontario, in 1864. As a graduate of the Deaconess House she came to Battleford in 1897 to be girls' matron in the Indian Industrial School. In 1905 she married the Rev. E.K. Matheson, who was principal of the school until it closed in 1914. He was then appointed superintendent of Indian missions in the north-western part of the diocese.
   Mrs. Matheson had been interested early in the Woman's Auxiliary to the Missionary Society and she served on the Diocesan Board when Bishop and Mrs. Newham organized the auxiliary in Saskatchewan. From 1911 to 1922 she was Diocesan President, and after 1916, Dominion Vice-President for the Province of Rupert's Land. When Canon Matheson's failing health made it necessary, she resigned these offices. The diocese of Saskatchewan appointed her Honorary President and created the Edward and Eleanor Matheson .........remainder of article missing.


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