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Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2021

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On Sunday, September 12, 2021, Matthew passed away at the age of 46.
A service to remember Matthew will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Farmers Hall in Gimli, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rossbrook House in Winnipeg.
Longer obituary to follow in Saturday's paper.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Sending my love and prayers to all who loved Matthew. I am so very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Michelle Edgar (Cousin) on: Sep 21, 2021

  • Matthew - HUGS, I'm sorry it's been awhile. To my Thordarson extended family. I'm at a loss - hugs, I extend my deepest sympathies. The Matt I knew was a good friend, strong and sure. Life is never easy and while it has been a number of years since I spent time with Matt - our last conversations - filled with honesty and truth and I believe happiness. Thank you Matt for being the solid friend you were to many. - Posted by: robbie rousseau (friend) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Victor and Debbie Thordarson, and Mathew may you rest in peace. - Posted by: Marilyn Johnson (friend) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • Our condolences to Victor, Debbie and family. We were saddened to read this about Matthew. - Posted by: Sheila and Ron Isfeld (friend) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • I Met Matt In My Early Years When He Was Working In The Master Control Department Of APTN. We Used To Play Madden Football All The Time And I Remember He Invited Me And Another Co-worker to his house for a BBQ and playing video games kinda night. We Had Some Good Memories We Kept In touch throughout the years even after he left APTN. The last conversations we had were about his health and he said he had anywhere from months to years I told him I hope not he was still a young man. I can't believe that was only a small time ago and we also had a nice long time conversation around Easter talking about turkey dinners and the big meals we were both having he said he was gonna bring me some left over turkey but we never talked after that so I assumed there were no leftovers but that's the kind of friend he was he was always thinking of ours. I'm gonna miss him dearly. I love you Matt my friend I hope you're at Peace now. I will never forget you bud your pal John Courchene - Posted by: John (Friend ) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Was in Point Douglas we met was always willing to lend a hand and I helped him, also was a great guy to know. Rip my friend. - Posted by: Laz (Friend negbour ) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • I met Matt at APTN. We worked in different Departments... our paths crossed because the love of Football. He was a huge Odell Willis fan. If we ran into each in the elevator, we would always chat about the game before or upcoming game. Matt, started calling me Mama Bear and I took that as a highest compliment. He then became my "cub". We never lost touch after he left APTN. We continued to be friends. I always thought of him as a "kid" and as I am typing this...he is still a kid in my heart. My sincere condolences going to all his Thordarson family and his children. May you rest in paradise "cub". - Posted by: Arlene Mousseau (Friend) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Gonna miss you my karaoke buddy, I’ll sing New Orleans is sinking in honour of you, rest easy my friend - Posted by: Mark Courchene (Friend ) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Matt and I grew up together and were pretty close in our younger years! Debbie and Victor are great loving parents! My condolences to the entire family. Rest in Peace Matt. - Posted by: Gibby Finnbogason (Childhood fr) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Sending my condolences to all who loved and were loved by Matt. We met through advocacy for indigenous issues. He interviewed me once or twice and used to ask me if I knew others for him to interview. I hadn't talked to him in years. I lost touch with many people in that time. But I will always remember his good nature in the time I knew him. Rest Matt. My prayers are with your family and loved ones ❤️🙏 - Posted by: Regina Atkinson Southwind (Friend/acquaintance) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • I am Matt's biological Aunt from Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation. I am sending my sincere condolences to Matt's family the Thordarsons from Gimli, who adopted him and raised him to be the man he was. He was a kind, loving, and gentle soul who loved to make people laugh. He was the best father to his children, my condolences to his children. Until we meet again nephew have a safe journey home to the Spirit land. - Posted by: June Thomas (Aunt) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Debby and Victor. Such Sad News Deepest sympathy. RIP Matthew Bev Knelman Dziedzic - Posted by: Bev Knelman Dziedzic (Friend ) on: Sep 15, 2021

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