On 10 January 1996, Colin Peter Matheson passed away in his sleep. It was unexpected and a great surprise to everyone who knew him.
Robert Bennett (Bob) wrote an article about Colin in the Sunday Times and also his memories of football in the Pilbara.
Some of his memories included Bob being licensed as a dog after Rovers beat Panthers in a grand final. Bob was the coach of Rovers at the time. Each Port Hedland team was aligned to a pub and the battles between them.