Matthew Madryga Obituary, Death – On November 14, our wonderful and beloved boy, who was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, departed this world, leaving behind an immense ache and a space in the hearts of all of his family and friends that will never be filled. You, Matthew, possessed qualities such as originality, talent, intelligence, insight, kindness, humor, fearlessness, sensitivity, and caring. Your chuckle was raucous and endearing all at the same time. You cherished your autonomy and the opportunity to learn new things. You had a passion for exploring new places, had an adventurous spirit, found the most joy in experiencing new things, and held a special place in your heart for the state of California.

We are confident that your mind and spirit are now free to soar to all of the other destinations you have always dreamed of visiting. Our vision will always be focused on providing such assistance to you throughout our lives. We will never stop thinking about you whenever we take in the splendor of the sun, sky, ocean, or trees, or when we travel to new places. Please send us a message to let us know that you have arrived safely, that you are content, and that you are at peace. Matt, we all know that you hadn’t intended for you to leave us so soon. You will always be loved and remembered by all of us. You will never leave our thoughts or our hearts.

I am grateful that you are you. XOXO Matthew is survived by his mother Laureen, his father Mark, his sister Tessa, his grandmother Anne Gillard, his grandmother Marcia Madryga, his aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large number of friends, as well as our family’s adorable Westie, Dixie. We are grateful to everyone at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock for the excellent care that they provided to Matthew.