Friday, June 24, 2011

Retired Highland Councillor dies

Former Highland Councillor, John Matheson has died at his home in Nairn.
His funeral will take place at Nairn Old Parish Church at 1 pm on Tuesday 28 June, thereafter to Nairn Cemetery.
John passed away on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Alma and children, Iain and Fiona.
John served on the former Highland Regional Council between 1986 and 1990. He was chairman of the Information Systems Group and the Management Services Group between 1986-90 and was Vice-Chairman of the Manpower Services Group between 1989-90.
He was elected to The Highland Council in 1995 and served continuously until retiring in 2007. He served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and later as Chairman of the Resources Committee.
Convener Sandy Park paid tribute to Councillor Matheson's long service to local government.
He said: "Being a retired banker, John had a terrific grasp of finance and provided the council with tremendous guidance on financial matters. He was also a very good local councillor for Nairn, being attentive to the needs of local people. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and our thoughts are with his wife and family at this time."

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