J.W.P. (John) Matthews

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John Matthews, ALS
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1962-1983
Known for President, Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

John Matthews was born in England in 1927 and attended school on Vancouver Island, BC. He qualified as a British Columbia Land Surveyor in 1956 having articled to W.R. Young of British Columbia Land and Forests. In 1962, he qualified as Alberta Land Surveyor #279. In 1963, he qualified as a Dominion (Canada) Land Surveyor.

He worked in the private sector in both Alberta and British Columbia, engaged primarily with legal surveys.

He served five years as board member and president (1977) on the Board of Management of the Corporation of British Columbia Land Surveyors and was president of the Canadian Council of Land Surveyors in 1980-1981.

He was an active Alberta Land Surveyor until 1983 when he went on the ALSA retired list. Mr. Matthews passed away on March 1, 2005 in Oliver, BC after a battle with cancer.