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MATT JONSSON

Born: Aug 01, 1996

Date of Passing: Feb 20, 2021

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MATT JONSSON
August 1, 1996 - February 20, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Matt Jonsson on February 20, 2021, at the age of 24 years young. He was born in Winnipeg on August 1, 1996, and grew up in St. James.
Matt is lovingly remembered by his mother Tish, brother Cole (Chloe), father Brad, grandmother Joanne, Uncle Rudy, Auntie Debbie, cousins, Alanna and Shelby, Auntie Christine, cousins, Connor and Robyn, Uncle Dan (Kristin), Uncle Greg (Irelis) and cousin Jack, Auntie Sharon and cousin Cam. Matt was predeceased by his Oma (Netty), Opa (Felix), Grandfather (Jack), and his cousin Shae.
Matt will be remembered for his beautiful smile and his laughter that could fill a room. Everyone who had the privilege of meeting Matt knew him for his huge heart and generosity. When Matt was only 14 years old, he was standing in the living room in his boxers and he saw something mysterious rolling down the street. He ran out to get it and found that it was a hundred dollar bill! Tish and Oma tried to convince him to put it in the bank, but Matt had a different plan... He went to the skatepark and bought everyone there pizza and drinks. When Tish asked him why he spent the money, he said, "Mom, it was free money and I wanted to share with everyone." Matt spread kindness wherever he went, and the light that he brought into the world will forever remain.
One of Matt's favourite places in the world was the cabin at Wanasing Beach. In the summer months he spent most of his time at the cabin cruising in the boat, crushing 'danger cans' and taking midnight walks to the sand cliffs with his friends and family. Matt loved to play basketball and was known for his talent, dedication and teamwork. After graduating, Matt passed on his love for basketball by helping coach at his former high school, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. Matt was also an accomplished BMX rider and spent most of his summer days and nights at Skate Park West and Komenda with his friends.
Growing up and throughout his life, Matt had a very close group of friends that were family to him. We want to thank them for all their support for Tish and Cole through these past weeks. We know the entire community is feeling the loss of Matt's beautiful spirit.
Matt's family is working with Sturgeon Heights Collegiate and the Winnipeg Foundation to find a way to honour Matt's life. This includes the possibility of providing funding for kids who cannot afford to play basketball, and a memorial bench at SkatePark West for parents to be able to watch their kids ride at the park.
There will be no funeral at this time, due to Covid. We are planning a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Matt, you will forever be in our hearts.

For online condolences or to light a
memorial candle please log on to
www.mosaicfunerals.ca

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • My heart goes out to all family members and friends. What a sad ending to a tragic accident. Matt will live on in the memories of those who loved him and whose lives were impacted by his. The memorial fund is a wonderful way to honour Matt and create a lasting legacy for his all-too-short life. - Posted by: Brenda Jonsson (Dad's cousin) on: Mar 04, 2021

  • Sympathy from the world records holders bunch, including myself for push ups. Sympathy. - Posted by: DOUG PRUDEN (citzen) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Tish, Ron and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious son. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in mind. Aunt Lisa Vernaus Deanna and Ron Tayler - Posted by: Deanna Tayler (Cousin) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Matt was a wonderful, beautiful, caring young man. He has been a very close friend of my son for many years and has graced our home on many occasions. Matt has been in our thoughts and prayers every second of every day. We are completely devastated. We are not alone. Matt was loved so much. Grief may subside in time but our love for Matt never will. Our deepest condolences and prayers for the Jonsson family and for all who loved and cared for Matty. - Posted by: Steven Hill (Father of close friend Bryce) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • Dear Tish, We are so sorry to hear of your son Matt’s terrible accident, and passing. We share in your sorrow and are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our heartfelt sympathy. The Wilson Family from Wanasing Beach (former Jonsson neighbors on Wabanong) - Posted by: Cheryl Wilson (Friend(s)) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Jerry and Cathy Buhler (Friends) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences Tish! I am at a loss for words. My mom and brother also send their love and sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers Judy, Larry and Linda. - Posted by: Judy Hawkins (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences Tish! I am at a loss for words. My mom and brother also send their love and sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers Judy, Larry and Linda. - Posted by: Judy Hawkins (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Tish and Cole, my heart is broken for you. Matt was such a lovely soul and his constant smile I will never forget even as a little boy that smile was always there. I saw the boys regularly while they grew up visiting Netty. I made sure once or twice a year I would take Netty and the 4 grand children and my daughter Halie on an outing to be together and have fun. Whether it was bowling, roller skating or coming to my acreage for a swim and visit with the horses and all the other pets. I loved watching how the kids enjoyed themselves. The memories I will never forget. Please take care of yourselves and you are constantly in my heart. I love you 3 very much.❤️ - Posted by: Yvonne Vernaus (Cousin) on: Feb 27, 2021

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