Obituary of Matthew Brady Arntzen
November 13, 2006 - Calgary, Alberta
October 27, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta
Matthew Arntzen of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at the age of 16 years.
Matt was born and resided his entire life in Calgary, Alberta. He was a member of the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation band of Ontario.
Matt loved camping, working with his hands, reading, playing video games, creating art, and hanging out with his friends. His proudest moments came while working on his recovery at the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center where he rediscovered life’s joys and became the truest version of himself.
Matt will be most remembered for his charming in-your-face, often dark sense of humour and his endearing way of being both wise beyond his years and childish at the same time. He was insightful, highly intelligent, loyal, deeply loving and compassionate, and respected and loved by his peers.
Matt is survived by his two brothers, Braeden and Bruce; his four sisters, Claudia, Jada, Angel and Cashlynn; his brother-in-law, Teagan, his nephew, Calvin, his parents, Steven and Jamie; his birth mother, Joanna, his grandparents, Cameron and Peggy; and his uncle Nathan. Matt was predeceased by his father, Justin.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6) on Sunday, November 5, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Matt’s Life will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. The family hopes that you will dress comfortably; casual attire is suggested.
Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Matt’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Matt’s family here.
In living memory of Matthew Arntzen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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