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Born: Feb 03, 2002

Date of Passing: May 22, 2019

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February 3, 2002 - May 22, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Stow, on Wednesday, May 22, at the age of 17.
He leaves behind his mother Tania; father Paul; brother Evan; and grandpa Walter, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Matthew's life will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 472 Kirkfield Street off Portage Avenue.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2019

Condolences & Memories (22 entries)

  • Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your son and brother. May the treasured memories you have of your life shared help to sustain you through this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Marie and Merv Robinson (Friend of Stow family) on: Jun 01, 2019

  • Matthew was a truley great person. I had the pleasure of seeing his generosity and loving kind spirit first hand. He made a mark on everyone he met. I will be remembering the happy kid like enthusiasm he always had, Tania, Evan, please accept our heartfelt condolences. - Posted by: Shawn (Friend ) on: May 31, 2019

  • Paul, Tanya and Evan. We wanted to let you know how saddened we were to hear of your loss. It’s impossible to know the heartache you must be feeling. We are keeping you all in our thought. - Posted by: Kevin & Tayne Lyle (Friend) on: May 27, 2019

  • I am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Mathew. It’s so hard to comprehend such a vibrant young life being cut short. There are no words to give comfort during such a difficult time. Wishing Tania, Paul, Evan, the Sokolowski family, and Stow family comfort and peace during this difficult time. - Posted by: Michelle Holdsworth (Family friend ) on: May 26, 2019

  • Matthew was a very kind soul. He knew how to brighten anyones day right up. He was the most positive soul you could ever meet. He also never failed to put a smile on your face even if you were having a bad day. Matthew was so very kind and respectful to his classmates that were around him. We are so very sorry to his family that he has passed. Our hearts are with you all. We love you all Matthew Rest In Peace❤️ - Posted by: Trey paszkowski (Classmates at REC, good friends, talked a lot) on: May 26, 2019

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the passing of Matthew. My deepest condolences to you Paul, Tania, Evan & all who are touched by this loss. - Posted by: Jeff Friesen (Friend) on: May 26, 2019

  • I worked with Matthew's class at Angus McKay School for a number of years. He was the gentle giant back then and ALWAYS was so kind and caring. He had a listening ear and showed much compassion to his classmates. May the kindness and caring of others help your family find comfort at this incredibly hard time. - Posted by: Kim hampton (EA for Matthew's class) on: May 26, 2019

  • There are no words to help ease your heartbreak; our thoughts are with you Tania, Paul and Evan. As a young child, Matthew had the sweetest, kindest personality. Whether it was at Angus McKay Nursery School, on the soccer field in Tim Bits, or seeing him riding bikes with his friends - Matthew was always smiling, always kind, and always personable. Sending you so much love. - Posted by: Harris family (Neighbour ) on: May 26, 2019

  • Matthew, your kind and positive attitude never failed to lift me when I was down about my grades or having a bad day, you are truly one of a kind, may you rest easy and bring peace to your family. - Posted by: paige (friend and classmate ) on: May 26, 2019

  • Such a big heart, always cared, lost a really great guy. Condolences to the family - Posted by: Riley Fleury (Friend) on: May 26, 2019

  • Every morning I walked into the Cafeteria & was greeted with a warm smile & a cozy hug. Starting the day without it just doesn’t feel right. Matt has impacted the lives of countless people including myself. Matt always told me to always be kind even when someone wasn’t kind to me. I remember how excited Matt got for every football game & was the only guy on the team who would get hit, & compliment the other guy on his hit. Matt truly was something special. I love you forever & always buddy. Fly high ♥️ - Posted by: Lily Kornelsen (Friend) on: May 26, 2019

  • Matthew it’s still really hard for me to actually let myself come to the realization that you’re gone and that you’re never coming back. I’m going to really miss being able to rant to you and listen to you tell me how to fix my problems. You were such an amazing friend, one of my closest, and definitely my most caring and kindest one:( I’ll miss you always but I know you are in a better place! Rest easy Matthew, you’ll be missed greatly <3 - Posted by: Michelle (Friend ) on: May 25, 2019

  • He supported me in everything I did and gave me confidence to join new sports, he was the most caring and encouraging person in our school. - Posted by: Jack wright (Bestfriends ) on: May 25, 2019

  • Tania — I am so sorry — losing a child must be the most difficult thing I can imagine. You supported me — just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers! - Posted by: Leona Crothers (Aquatainted) on: May 25, 2019

  • Matthew you always made me laugh, Spanish with you in grade 9 was a really great time. I was really sad when you left REC but it meant a lot to me how you stayed in contact. I really miss your smiling face. Thank you for everything. - Posted by: Kyra-Lynn (Friend, former class mate, Spanish buddy) on: May 25, 2019

  • I’m so sorry to hear what has happened. Matthew was so talented and made sure everyone was so happy. He was truly a gift. I have great love for him and will continue to have this feeling. My thoughts go out to the Stow family. - Posted by: paige hayden (friend ) on: May 25, 2019

  • To the Stow family, our deepest sympathies to you during this extremely difficult time. Matthew was a very respectful and pleasant boy when he was over. Be proud of the great soul he has, it will stay with him forever. May that soul help you through your grieving process, until you are together again. Charlie, Debbie, Chris and Colin. - Posted by: Pelletier Family (Friend, classmate since the JH years) on: May 25, 2019

  • You were an amazing friend. We were really close during our JV season and I will never forget the smiles you brought to my face. You were the heart and soul of our team. You were the nicest kid I knew and you had a big heart. I will forever miss you and cherish the memories we had together. My thoughts and prayers are with the Stow family through this difficult time. - Posted by: Carter Nolan (Friend, former Football Teammate for the River East JV Football Team ) on: May 25, 2019

  • Matthew was like my brother we did everything together. He started an inside joke with me and it was where he would come up and lightly punch me saying he’s beating me up, we have had so much memories together it’s insane. I miss him lots and he will always be in my heart. I’m so happy I met Matthew and I will be cherishing all the moments I’ve had with him. - Posted by: Teanna Gagné (Best friend acted like siblings ) on: May 25, 2019

  • I cannot imagine the pain in your hearts. My deepest condolences to you, Paul, Tania, and Evan. - Posted by: Bonnie Schroeder (Friend) on: May 25, 2019

  • Matthew, you never let anyone down and always had the biggest smile on your face. It was impossible not to crack a smile in your presence as you always had a joke. You were an astonishing bass and guitar player and i am honoured to have played with you. - Posted by: Will Chornopyski (Former Classmate, Musical Associate) on: May 25, 2019

  • You were my best friend for all of freshman year at River East … I can still hardly believe you're gone :'(. I'll always remember the happiness you brought to people whenever you were around. Thoughts and prayers are with the Stow family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Isaiah Rawluk (Friend, former classmate at JH and REC) on: May 25, 2019

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