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DR. MATTHEW PASCHAK

Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2020

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DR. MATTHEW PASCHAK

Suddenly on February 19, 2020, Dr. Matthew Paschak left us too soon.
Dr. Paschak was predeceased by his grandparents, Walter and Olga and Stanley Sr. and Helen. Left behind to mourn this immeasurable loss are his loving parents Greg and Teresa, brother Steven (Yunfang), and beloved nephew and godson William. Also left to grieve are his uncles and aunts, Andy, Suzy, Stan, Anne, Patrick and Donna, and cousins, Andrea (Kerry), Vicki, Alan (Erika), Eric and Marc. Matthew leaves behind a legion of friends from St. Paul's High School, two universities, St. Mary's Academy where he was a teacher, and all his colleagues in Medicine. Believe me, they are too numerous to name, I tried.
Dr. Matthew was the kindest, gentlest and most honourable soul most of us have ever known. He was a natural born healer, counsellor and in the truest sense of the words, a man for others. His impressive career took him from science to education and then to medicine. He valued all of his students where he taught at St. Mary's and would be so touched to know the impact he had on so many. His true calling though was healing. He had the power to heal with his words, his presence and finally his hands. By all accounts he was a singularly gifted physician who in his short career was already able to make an enormous impact on both his colleagues and his patients. He cherished his colleagues and fellow med students very much and indeed was happiest when he was in action as a doctor.
To his family, he was a source of joy, humour and fun. Whether it was playing board games with Dad or taking Mom for breakfasts, quoting episodes of Star Trek verbatim with his brother, or having Smash Brothers tournaments with his nephew, he was perpetual light. His loss is absolutely immeasurable and the world is forever darkened by his passing. The world lost a singularly talented, teacher, doctor, and friend. Moving forward without him seems impossible, but we know a soul as bright as his, resides eternally with his saviour Jesus Christ and he is in the arms of his beloved Grandmas now, who are probably spoiling him with baking and hugs as we speak. To his friends who are too numerous to mention, know he loved you all and your company was so, so valuable to him. You are all our family now, you know who you are.
There aren't enough words available in the English language to describe him and the impact he left. So, we close in the words of William Shakespeare, perhaps the only one fit enough to describe him: "This was the noblest Roman of them all. He only in a general honest thought and common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and all the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the World, "This was a man!"." We will love you forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine in Matthew's name to further both his passions, education and medicine. Matthew would want more young people to realize their dreams of being doctors.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 28 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (737 Bannerman Ave.) with interment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery. Care and arrangements entrusted to Cropo Funeral Chapel.
"And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that He has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise Him up at the last day."


John 6: 39-40


Publish Date: Feb 26, 2020

DR. MATTHEW PASCHAK

Suddenly, on February 19, 2020, Dr.
Matthew Paschak left us too soon. Dr. Paschak was predeceased by his
grandparents, Walter and Olga and Stanley Sr. and Helen.
Left behind to mourn this immeasurable loss are his loving parents, Greg and Teresa, brother Steven (Yunfang), and beloved
nephew and godson, William. Also left to grieve are his uncles and aunts and cousins, Andrea (Kerry), Vicki, Alan (Erika), Eric and Marc. Matthew leaves behind a legion of friends from St. Paul's High School, two
universities, St. Mary's Academy, where he was a teacher, and all his colleagues in
medicine. Believe me, they are too numerous to name, I tried.
Dr. Matthew was the kindest, gentlest and most honorable soul most of us have ever known. He was a natural born healer, counselor and in the truest sense of the words, a man for others. His impressive
career took him from science to education and then to medicine. He valued all of his
students where he taught at St. Mary's and would be so touched to know the impact he had on so many. His true calling though was healing. He had the power to heal with his words, his presence and finally his hands. By all accounts he was a singularly gifted
physician who in his short career was already able to make an enormous impact on both his colleagues and his patients. He cherished his colleagues and fellow med students very much and indeed was happiest when he was in action as a doctor.
To his family, he was a source of joy,
humour and fun. Whether it was playing board games with dad or taking mom for breakfasts, quoting episodes of Star Trek
verbatim with his brother, or having Smash Brothers tournaments with his nephew, he was perpetual light. His loss is absolutely
immeasurable and the world is forever
darkened by his passing. The world lost a
singularly talented, teacher, doctor, and friend. Moving forward without him seems impossible, but we know a soul as bright as his, resides eternally with his saviour Jesus Christ and he is in the arms of his beloved Grandmas now, who are probably spoiling him with baking and hugs as we speak. To his friends who are too numerous to mention, know he loved you all and your company was so so valuable to him. You are all our family now, you know who you are.
There are aren't enough words available in the English language to describe him and the impact he left. So, we close in the words of William Shakespeare, perhaps the only one fit enough to describe him: "This was the noblest Roman of them all. He only in a general
honest thought and common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and all the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the World, "This was a man!"." We will love you forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine in Matthew's name to further both his passions, education and medicine. Matthew would want more young people to realize their dreams of being doctors.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 28, at St. Nicholas
Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Avenue with interment to follow in Holy
Family Cemetery.
"And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that He has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my
Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."

- John 6: 39-40


Publish Date: Feb 25, 2020

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 25, 2020, Feb 26, 2020, Feb 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • Greg, Teresa, Steven and all of our family.. We are sooo saddened to hear of your loss and the heartbreak you are going thru. Please know we will pray for you and keep you all in our hearts always. Love from all here in Calgary xoxoxo Terri, Ken and family - Posted by: Terri and Ken Williams and family (Family) on: Mar 14, 2020

  • Dear Teresa, Greg and family my heart and prayers go out to you at this difficult time in the great loss of Matthew. I will always remember the special times Michael and Matthew shared together and it has hurt our hearts deeply knowing that Matthew is gone. Please take care and knowing you are not alone at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Sandra Solomon (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2020

  • Despite only having worked with Matt briefly, his impact on me was immeasurable. Such a kind, genuine spirit, he was exactly the type of doctor you should be. I will hold his memory and the lessons he taught me (respect, compassion, empathy) always. My condolences to his family and friends, the loss of him in the world is tremendous... - Posted by: Rachel (Physician colleague) on: Feb 28, 2020

  • Greg, Teresa and family, We are so very sorry to hear about the tragic loss of Matthew. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all during this most difficult time. Take care of each other. - Posted by: Cathy and Jim Curley (Family) on: Feb 28, 2020

  • Dr. Paschak was the first person I met when going in for OB care for my first child. He was warm, kind, thoughtful and took his time. I repeatedly asked for him again as he gave me such good care. I am heartbroken for his family and sending my thoughts to his friends/loved ones. - Posted by: Melanie (Patient) on: Feb 27, 2020

  • My deepest condolences on the passing of Matthew. Strength going out to all his friends and family. Mathew’s presence was amazingly positive. A fantastic teacher who elevated his students through warmth, compassion and patience. - Posted by: Stew Moffatt (Student ) on: Feb 27, 2020

  • Matthew began as our daughters Bio teacher in grade 10 and after leaving for medical school, he tutored her every week for years and became a friend to our family. As recently as last summer - he came to tutor for a day to ensure she passed a critical exam. We laughed as I struggled to know what to pay a medical doctor for a math tutoring session. His generosity, kindness, and care throughout the years was life changing. We feel so very lucky to have had Matthew as part of our life. Our sympathies to Matthew's family. He will be so missed. - Posted by: Nancy McCuaig (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2020

  • Teresa, Greg and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel this difficult road. - Posted by: Aline (friend) on: Feb 27, 2020

  • Teresa, Greg and family. I was so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your son Matthew. My heart breaks for you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care. Kathy - Posted by: Kathy van der Vis (nee Summers) (old friend) on: Feb 27, 2020

  • Teresa, Greg and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Matthew. I know Matthew was loved immensely and you were so proud of the man he became not only professionally but as a caring young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Jane Hill (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2020

  • Sincerest condolences to Matt’s family and friends. Matt spent several weeks working with me on the palliative care service at Health Sciences Centre. During that time I came to know him and recognize him as not only a very accomplished up and coming doctor, but as a kind, compassionate, and truly nice person. I am so sorry that we have all lost this excellent young man. I will say that even though his medical career was brief, he made a significant and positive contribution nonetheless. - Posted by: Tim Hiebert (Physician colleague) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • Teresa, Greg and family. My deepest condolences on the loss of Matthew. My heart breaks for all of yo , and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless and take care. - Posted by: Lorraine Mushmanski (Friend) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • My deepest condolences on the passing of Matthew. I was a teacher at SMA when Matt worked there. He was a great teacher, and our students really responded to him because of his passion, compassion, and sense if humour. We were all sad when he left SMA, but very proud of him as he pursued his degree in Medicine. He will be remembered. - Posted by: Jordan Burg (Colleague) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • By far my most favourite teacher I had in high school. He was always someone I still spoke highly about. Sending light and love to Matthew's family and friends during this time. - Posted by: julia (student) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • Teresa, Greg & Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of Matthew. I can only imagine your pain losing a beloved son. My thoughts and prayers are of you at this difficult and painful time. - Posted by: Linda Garn (Friend) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • Our condolences to the family and many friends of this fine and talented young man. We will remember Matthew as a bright and very compassionate person with a great sense of humour. We regret that we will be unable to attend his funeral as we are currently out of country. In our thoughts and prayers. AMDG - Posted by: David Chaze (Teacher/Friend) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sean and I send our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Suzy McKay (Friend) on: Feb 25, 2020

  • Dear Teresa, Greg and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Matthew. My thoughts are with you. Carla - Posted by: carla (old neighbor and friend) on: Feb 25, 2020

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