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| Henry David Matson

10 Sep 1962-18 Mar 2023

Orkney Islands

A wonderful husband, father, grand-father and friend. Born in the Orkneys in 1962, he was a true scottish gentleman.

Life Of

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Interests

Interests

Despite his success, Henry remained humble and dedicated to his work. He was a tireless advocate for the environment, and worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the urgent need for conservation...

Personal life

Personal life

In his personal life, Henry was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, camping, and birdwatching, and often took weekend trips to explore the rugged Scottish wilderness. He also had a passion for...

Career

Career

As he grew older, Henry's love of nature led him to pursue a career in environmental science. He attended university in Edinburgh, where he studied ecology and conservation biology. After graduation,...

Memories

High school friends

High school friends

Lovely guy in school, very liked and got on with everyone. Sad day when I heard the news of his passing

Lovely guy in school, very liked and got on with everyone. Sad day...

Lovely guy in school, very liked and got on with...

Sally Higgins

Sally Higgins

It broke my heart to loose you, you did not go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. You...

It broke my heart to loose you, you did not go alone, for part of me...

It broke my heart to loose you, you did not go...

'The Who'

'The Who'

In all the years I spent as your friend, we always shared a love for good music! Everytime The Who toured the UK, we'd...

In all the years I spent as your friend, we always shared a love for...

In all the years I spent as your friend, we...

Birthday Cake!

Birthday Cake!

It was my 50th and I remember you promised me you’d make me an ‘amazing’ birthday cake.. well Henry - it...

It was my 50th and I remember you promised me you’d make me an...

It was my 50th and I remember you promised me...

A Toast to you Henry!

A Toast to you Henry!

Fish and Chips by the sea was something Henry and I jused to do quite often. This one is for you Henry.. a true friend...

Fish and Chips by the sea was something Henry and I jused to do quite...

Fish and Chips by the sea was something Henry and...

Footy Days!

Footy Days!

My grandad didnt really even like football.. but he ALWAYs made time and effort to watch the games with me. We would...

My grandad didnt really even like football.. but he ALWAYs made time...

My grandad didnt really even like football.. but...

Holiday of a Lifetime!

Holiday of a Lifetime!

One of the best holiday's we ever shared! On a adventurous trip to South Africa, I remember oneevening, after a fun...

One of the best holiday's we ever shared! On a adventurous trip to...

One of the best holiday's we ever shared! On a...

He loved his walks!

He loved his walks!

Henry loved exploring the scottish country side. Every sunday we would head off to somewhere new! This was in Inverness...

Henry loved exploring the scottish country side. Every sunday we...

Henry loved exploring the scottish country side....

Timeline

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  • Orkney Island (1962)

    Born

    Henry was born in the remote Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, to a family of fishermen. He was Born Henry 'David' Matson, son of Margaret and John. Read More

  • Exploring! (1966)

    Young Henry

    As a child, he spent his days exploring the rugged coastline, fishing with his father and playing with his siblings. Despite the isolation of island life, Henry seemed to enjoy the beauty of his... Read More

  • The start of his studies (1978)

    Uni!

    As he grew older, Henry's love of nature led him to pursue a career in environmental science. He attended university in Edinburgh, where he studied ecology and conservation biology. Read More

  • Wedding Day (1988)

    Julie!

    After a whirlwind romance, Henry proposed to Julie on a secluded beach in Thailand, and they were married in a small ceremony in 1988. They spent the early years of their marriage traveling together,... Read More

  • Kingston Maurwood (1990)

    First Job

    Henry got his first job from uni, working as an natural resources analyst at Kingston Maurwood college in Dorset. Read More

Respect

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Country Adventures

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.."

Country Adventures

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.."

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Holidays

Traveling Adventures

Holidays

Traveling Adventures

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Henrys Favourite Places

Scenery

Henrys Favourite Places

Scenery

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Country Adventures

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.."

Country Adventures

"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.."

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Holidays

Traveling Adventures

Holidays

Traveling Adventures

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Henrys Favourite Places

Scenery

Henrys Favourite Places

Scenery

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