Matthew Banister of Calgary passed away suddenly in Prescott, AZ on Monday, October 22, 2007 at the age of 31 years.
Matt will always be remembered for his quick wit and great sense of humour. A young and upcoming entrepreneur in the Oil and Gas Industry, he was President of Canadian Logging Systems as well as ESG Filtration. Matt left his mark with his unique, energetic, fun-loving nature and million dollar smile that melted many hearts. An avid sportsman, this tremendously athletic man was an aspiring pilot who had a particular love for fishing, working out, fast cars and motorcycles. Matt was outgoing, gregarious and loved to make new friends wherever he went. He will be sadly missed by the many friends and family members whose lives he touched.
Matt will be lovingly remembered as the beloved son of Jim and Susan Banister of Calgary, and the devoted big brother to Jay and his wife Ann Banister of Carlsbad, CA. He is also survived by his grandparents Tom and Babs Trimble of Sidney, BC; his aunts Donna Wilson of Calgary, Wendy and her husband Dave Patton; his uncle Tommy and his wife Gloria Trimble; as well as his cousins, Avery, Mark, Kaitlyn and Alana, all of Edmonton. Matt was predeceased by his grandparents Straw and Dorothy Banister and his great-grandmother Mae Trimble.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hull Child and Family Services, 2266 Woodpark Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2W 2Z8 Telephone: (403) 238-6238, www.wrhull.com.
In living memory of Matt Banister, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences