Matthew David Walker Taylor
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son Matthew on July 12, 2011 at the age of 20. Matt was born in Nanaimo on October 14, 1990.
Predeceased by his Uncle Doug Yelle and his Aunt Evelyn Gardner he will be greatly missed by his parents Barbara and David, his younger brothers Andrew and Michael, his girlfriend Nicolette Savard as well as his grandparents Ann and George Yelle, Margaret and Svend Pedersen and Allan Taylor. Matt is also survived by a very large extended family consisting of many (great) aunts, uncles and cousins.
Matt was a young man just beginning his life’s journey when it came to an abrupt end. Although his life was short, he accomplished many things. He played soccer for several years before he found his true passion – lacrosse, both box and field. After winning many awards and playing in Provincial as well as National Tournaments, he went on to become a referee. Matt was a happy, outgoing young man who loved life. He enjoyed cooking, playing video games and being with his girlfriend when he wasn’t at work. He also loved fast, noisy cars and travelling. Matt had been to both Mexico and Hawaii in 2009.
A Celebration of Matt’s Life will be held at the Bowen Park Auditorium on Sunday, July 24th at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Matt’s memory to a youth sports organization of your choice.