Matte, Brian David-Lee

Passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North, surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the age of 68. 

Beloved husband of Tillie (nee Edwardson) for 49 years. Loving dad of Tawny (Ted). Cherished Papa of Candice (Cody) and Anna. Proud great grandpa (Papa) of Layla and Lincoln. Brian is predeceased by his parents Earl and Delia, sister Norma, stepmother Edna and stepbrothers Andy, Johnny and Jimmy. Dear brother of Mary-Ellen (Larry), Mickey and stepbrother of Gerry, Trisha and Brenda. Brian will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, 'The Herd' and friends known as 'The Hood'. 

A Celebration of Brian's Life will be held Saturday, November 5th from 2-4pm at the Colonial Inn (28 Cedar St., Coniston, ON P0M 1M0) where we can all come together and share a toast in his memory. 

If desired, donations can be made directly to the Northern Cancer Foundation.


17 Condolences

  1. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family Tillie. Thinking of you and wishing you strength during this difficult time.

    By: Judi O'Rourke
    October 22, 2022
  2. Very sorry for your loss Tillie. Our condolences to you and your family.

    By: Ivan & Colleen Keough
    October 22, 2022
  3. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    By: Diane Gibeault
    September 8, 2022
  4. Dear Tillie & Family our sincere condolences. Brian was a good friend and neighbor and was always willing to lend a hand and share his knowledge. He is the only guy we have ever met who could get a 12 pack of Coors in his cargo pants pockets. We sure are going to miss him sneaking up on us through the path between our places.
    Hugs to you all.

    By: Bonnie & Tom Fawcett
    September 3, 2022
  5. It is with sadness that I learned of Brian’s passing. You will understand that I will not be able to be with you all, but my heart and my thoughts will be there. I have very fond memories of him. I wish you all my sympathy and courage to pass this test, while hugging you.
    Aunt Jeannine xxooxx

    By: Tante Jeannine
    September 3, 2022
  6. Tillie, Tawny and family;
    I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. My condolences to all of you. ❤️❤️❤️

    By: Nancy Saunders
    September 1, 2022
  7. We cannot express how deeply we will miss the amazing man that Brian was and will always be. He was always the first to arrive to help with any task, and the last to leave to ensure the job was done. Always a happy smirk, a loving hug and a humorous remark. Rest peacefully our dear friend. Our condolences to all the family.

    By: Connie,Jeff,Linda,Jade,Kodylyn,Jake
    September 1, 2022
  8. So sorry to hear of this very sad news Tillie. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

    By: Anne Travers
    September 1, 2022
  9. Tawny and family,

    My deepest condolences, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts are with you all at this time.

    By: Wendy Trites
    September 1, 2022
  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tilly and your family during this most difficult time, I’m sure Brian is at peace now and the suffering has gone for him. He will always be with you, just have to look up and he will be your brightest star.

    By: Louise Aubie & Greg Triska
    August 31, 2022
  11. My sincere condolences to you Tillie and to you Tawny, also to your whole Family.
    Rest in Peace Brian.
    Mary Chrobak

    By: Mary Chrobak
    August 31, 2022
  12. Our Sincere Condolences to Tilly & Family. Brian truly was an inspiration to us all and will be missed dearly.

    By: Jerry & Alix Skibinsky
    August 31, 2022
  13. Thinking of you Tillie at this very difficult time, condolences to you and your whole family.

    Betty Sherman

    By: Betty Sherman
    August 31, 2022
  14. My sincere condolences to you and the family. Brian will be greatly missed. I know he loved to dance, now he can dance with all the Angels with no pain.
    RIP Brian.

    By: Monique Whaley
    August 31, 2022
  15. Our sincere condolences to you Tillie and your family. Brian was an amazing man and he will be deeply missed.
    Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

    By: Louise & Shawn
    August 31, 2022
  16. I am so sorry for your loss Tillie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    By: Marie-Claude
    August 31, 2022
  17. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. A well respected man who was always ready to lend a hand will be greatly missed by all that had the honour of knowing him!

    By: Linda & Shawn Clarke
    August 31, 2022

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