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Flags lowered in memory of longtime radio personality Kent Matheson

The Town of Parry Sound has lowered its flags to half-mast in memory of Kent Matheson. 

In a statement sent to My Parry Sound Now, Town staff say flags at the Town’s Municipal Office, Fire Complex and Bobby Orr Community Centre have been lowered since news of Kent’s passing.

Jamie McGarvey, Parry Sound Mayor, says Kent was a well-known celebrity in the community.

“He was on air for many many years [in Parry Sound] with Moose FM. He was there when people had events and different functions, that sort of thing, special news stories at times. [Kent] took an interest in the community ever since he arrived here, which was really, really appreciated,” says McGarvey.

He adds in any dealings he had with Kent, he was a great guy and cared about the community and the people he worked with. 

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“He is going to be missed greatly for his careful consideration for the community. [The Town of Parry Sound] is lowering the flags at half mast for today and the weekend,” he says. 

McGarvey says town staff is encouraging people to reach out to Kent’s family and share their expressions, thoughts and condolences to the family. 

Kent Matheson, known as “The Golden Voice of Radio”,  passed away on Thursday, February 22nd of cancer. 

He worked for Vista Radio for 24 years, most recently as the morning show host at CKLP Moose FM, Parry Sound.

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