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Matheson, hospital CEO, dies

(Editor's Note--John Matheson, longtime CEO, administrator and owner of DeQuincy Memorial Hospital, died last week at the age of 78.)

John Alexander Matheson, 78, of DeQuincy passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. John was born Mar. 8, 1940 to John and Geraldine Matheson in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Since 1999, John was the CEO and administrator of DeQuincy Memorial Hospital and in 2000 he became owner and later formed DeQuincy Home Health and JCE Healthcare.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1965 with Bachelor of Arts in journalism. In 1973, he received his Masters of Arts in psychology and counseling from Ball State University.

He is survived by his wife Christy Baltierra Matheson; and daughter Emily Deila Matheson, both of DeQuincy; daughter, Jill and husband Nazerdine Chaouali of Tunis Tunisia; son, John and wife Hopie Matheson of Alameda, Calif. and grandchildren Omar, Noura, Yousseff, Cassius and Ginger; and brothers, Kenny and Darlene Matheson of Willow Creek, Calif.,Richard and Susan Matheson of British Columbia, Canada and Steven Matheson of Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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