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Christopher Matthews

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Christopher Matthews

April 30, 1964 - December 16, 2021

Christopher Matthews, 57, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on December 16th, 2021. He was strengthened in these years and final hours by the tenacious loving care of his beloved partner Kelly and children Annie (Kieran) and Thomas. Chris was predeceased by his father John Matthews in 2018. He is survived by his mother Jill, siblings Graham (Clare) and Justine Fenna (Erik). Uncle Big Chris will also be dearly missed by nephews Ben (Tasha) & Chris (Courtney), great-niece Delaney, nephew Alex and niece Lara. The family’s grief is shared with more huge-hearted and committed friends than one could ever list, in England, Guelph, Kincardine and Cobourg.

Chris worked very hard but loved leisure companionship. This could be a game of ping pong or out on the golf course or sailboat. He was always up for simple times in the company of loved ones, around a bonfire or listening to music. Chris’ mom, and friends in England, will remember a tall lad, sharp as a whip, walking the entire length of the street on his hands.

His friends from Guelph shared many late-night antics and early morning work at Zehrs and university. Many stories and laughs will be shared in the weeks to come. Chris continued to win friends with his loyalty and good nature while living in Kincardine and Baltimore. And once again in remembering Chris we will laugh and there will be stories to tell, (and not all of them involve sinking the sailboat)!
Chris was blessed with his children Annie and Thomas and supported them in every way. He lay motionless for hours when they were little and sick and needed to lie on Daddy’s tummy. He played Bad Weasels and shared Frank Herbert novels. He provided for them in many ways and did not want to leave them.

An analytical, quick-witted, stubborn, and soft-hearted man, Chris had met his match in his devoted partner Kelly. She was his perfect companion and love, turned caregiver much too soon. The rest of the family is so appreciative of the dignity and security her efforts provided Chris over the last years.

Kelly, Annie, and Thomas wish to thank Dr. Blouin, Dr. Mulé and Saint Elizabeth Health Care for their guidance and support. A celebration of life has been tentatively planned for springtime of 2022. In lieu of flowers, charities and causes that are supported by the family are Dying with Dignity Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation.

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Greg Bateman - December 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Brian Harper - December 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Dying with Dignity

Al Baker - December 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Dying with Dignity

Jon Shaw - December 25, 2021

To Chris’s Family Our most sincere condolences. The time we had with Chris & his Family here in Kincardine were priceless. Getting to babysit Annie when her Mom went back to work, spending wonderful times at the house on Princes were wonderful . We became disconnected when Bruce A closed but kept in touch via Graham. A wonderful Person, Man & Friend. We will always remember our& tell horrible, laughable stories involving you. All Our Love. Jon, Lisa & Family.

Graham and Doreen Cooper - December 22, 2021

Treasured memories of my Godson Chris our thoughts are with you. Graham

Larry Boldt - December 21, 2021

Chris was a unique and very special guy. Not mentioned was how intelligent he truly was. I will miss him and all the fun times golfing with him. Until we meet again, I'll have a wee dram in your honour.

Tracy Primeau - December 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Dying with Dignity

Stephen Conlin - December 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Stephen Conlin - December 21, 2021

Annie and Thomas: We are so sad to hear the news of your dad passing away. Anna and myself are glad we went to see him before we moved out west last year. Chris was a fun guy to live next door to. We have lots of memories of your father. Jeff and Jason thought Chris was a cool guy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Stephen, Anna, Jeffrey and Jason Conlin.

Susan Stepnow Macleod - December 20, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy and compassion, Graham and Clare.

David Slack - December 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation

Dave and Janette - December 20, 2021

Chris you were a great neighbour and a good friend. From the time we moved in until the last sunny afternoon you spent on your "Red Neck Patio" you were always giving a friendly wave whenever we came up the drive. Fair winds buddy

Rob Hunsburger - December 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Chris will be missed.

Marylou ODonnell (Loui) - December 19, 2021

Dear Annie I never met your father , but he sounds like the best Father you could ever hope for! I’m sending you blessings and Strength !! God Bless to all your extended family!!! May you find Peace in his Memories !!!

Janette Finn (nee Portsmouth) - December 19, 2021

I am so saddened that we have lost such a great man. I’ve known Chris all my life, more so in his early years in Leighs Close, England. I have treasured memories of our early childhoods together Sleep peacefully Chris

Weldon Mader - December 19, 2021

You were a great friend and neighbour and the times we sat on the tractors and gabbed instead of cutting the grass. You will be missed . Rest In Peace .

Sharon Mader - December 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Kelly and all members of family. Chris was a Great guy and will be missed.

Lee and Jane Calcutt - December 19, 2021

Our sincere sympathies to Kelly, Annie, Thomas and to his other family and friends, specifically Graham and Clare. We are thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. May you find some peace and comfort in the time you will spend together sharing memories of happier times. Hugs to you all. Lee and Jane Calcutt

Tom and Bev - December 19, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Kelly, Annie and Thomas as well as the rest of the family. We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful human being and you were lucky to have him in your life. May the many memories help guide you through your grief. ❤️

Paige - December 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Dying with Dignity

Michelle Collins - December 18, 2021

Kelly , Annie, Thomas , Graham, Justine and Jill, my heart breaks for you all. Chris and I have been friends for about 42 years as you all know. Along with Jon we had so many good times. I still laugh about all the fun we had. I also remember so many great times at the Matthews house where we were always welcome. I will have lots of pictures and stories to share with you all. Thank you Kelly for your love and care. All my love, Michelle