Obituary

Eusebius Mathen.  2 June 1931 – 19 February 2021.  Survived by his grieving family including daughter Carissima “Seema” (Jason Kee), son Alphy (Rita Moshenets, Sophia and Adrian), niece Elizabeth “Pinky” Benny, siblings Amar, Peter, Grace and Benjamin, soulmates David and Arlene DeMarinis, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A Jesuit-trained scholar, philosopher and grammarian, Eusebius immigrated to Canada in 1968 with his wife of 54 years, Dr. Elsie Mathen (d.) and infant daughter.  They settled in Montreal where he taught English to generations of students in the city’s north end.  A talented photographer, chef and gardener, Eusebius was unfailingly generous and kind.  His passing leaves an enormous chasm.  The family wishes to thank the specialists and staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Casa Dolce Casa who attended to Eusebius in his final months.  The family is indebted to his deeply loving caregivers Philo Nichols and Jisha Justin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to literacy programs, or initiatives to assist disadvantaged youth.  Private funeral arrangements.

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February 22, 2021
Jose Varghese
My deepest condolences on the demise of a great humanitarian and a good friend. I had a few opportunities to share lighter moments with him in his house in Toronto along with my friend Premji in Australia. He was a wonderful host and a great chef, who has shown the value of entertaining his visitors at any cost, even amidst other significant engagement s. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Condolences to the bereaving family
February 22, 2021
Dany Chung
Carissima, Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May your father rest in peace. God Bless!
February 20, 2021
Priya Cyriac
I am sorry for our loss. Eusebius uncle was one of the few people who I admired for having made it on his own — his education & his career. He carved the path for himself and also helped many people on the way. He was a man with a big heart. I offer my sincerest condolences and I will always remember him for all the wonderful experiences and knowledge I gained by my close association with him as his dear niece. I consider myself immensely blessed to have him as my uncle.
February 20, 2021
Emil
My deepest condolences to Alphy sir and the Mathen family.
February 20, 2021
Adiilah
My deepest condolences to Elizabeth and family. My prayers are with you all and may God give you strength in this difficult moment. May the soul of your uncle rest in peace💐
February 20, 2021
Jeyam
My deepest condolences to all the family members My deepest condolences to all the family members