Family ties brought Matheson back home
Football teams often refer to themselves as family so it was not an easy decision for Dana Matheson to walk away.
Matheson was an offensive lineman for the St. Mary’s University Huskies, a university in Halifax and he helped the team win the 2002 Vanier Cup as Canadian university champions.
But Matheson could see his family back home in Langley needed him as well.
Matheson already returned home every summer from university to work alongside his father, Bruce, who ran a sales office in Port Kells for a logistics company based back East.
It was July 2004 and father/son were sitting in the backyard of the family’s Walnut Grove home.
At that point, his dad was running the sales office by himself.
“I could see the struggles in the business and how hard it was for him,” Matheson recalled.
“I remember him sitting in the backyard saying ‘if the doors are still open by Labour Day, I will be shocked.’”
So Matheson — who still had a year of eligibility remaining — left university and football.
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by Gary Ahuja – Langley Times
posted Nov 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM