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BARDSLEY – Matthew Stanton

We are very sad to let our family and friends know that, after a long and very brave struggle, Matthew Stanton Bardsley passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on June 4th, 2010. He was surrounded by his family and some of the outstanding nursing and medical staff who filled this last year with incredible kindness.

Matthew was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was the second oldest of five children. He moved to Canada in order to pursue an education, studying History at the University of Calgary, where he met his wife, Beth Diamond. They married in 1980 and had three sons: Joseph, Matthew and Andrew.

Matthew worked for Canadian Pacific Railway for thirty years and he had many long and important friendships from those years. His real focus, though, was his family and he was a generous, kind and constant father to his three sons, and an unfailingly supportive and loving husband. He took great pride in his family and the life and home he created for them.

Matthew is survived by and will always be remembered by his wife Beth, and their three sons. He will also be lovingly remembered by his three sisters, Alicia Coogan, Christine Zurowkski and Anne Dooley, all of Rhode Island, and an enormous extended family there, and here in Calgary.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2, . Beth and the children want to thank their family and friends for the love and support they demonstrated every day of the last difficult year. The family also wants to thank the incredible Unit 94 and ICU nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, administrators and doctors, especially Dr Tam, for their compassion, support and constant care.

In living memory of Matthew Bardsley, 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.

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  1. Margaret Munsch :

    Beth & Family. I am so sorry to hear of Matthew’s passing. May the fond memories you shared as a family sustain you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Margaret Munsch

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  2. Joan aand Lorne Doane :

    Dear Beth,
    We want to take this opportunity to offer our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Matthew. We know you have a teriffic support group to help you through these sad times.
    Best Wishes,
    Joan and Lorne

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  3. Tom Donoghue :

    Dear Beth;

    What can one say, but please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Matthew.

    Judi has kept me updated on the long and difficult road Matthew, you and the lads have traveled in the past year. I don’t know how you did it.

    The strength and courage, but most of all the extraordinary stamina you all displayed has been amazing to watch.

    I am annoyed that I am on the road in New Brunswick this week on a client project and will be unable to attend Thursday’s Memorial Service, but be assured Matthew, you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers, and will be especially prominent on Thursday.

    Tom Donoghue

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  4. Garfield Anderson :

    Dear Beth

    Please accept my sincere condolences at this time of sorrow. I am grateful that you have such a loving father (my good friend Rene) and wonderful sisters to help you through your bereavement.


    Garfield Anderson

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  5. Joan Laundy :

    Dear Beth: My heart is aching for you. I would be there if I could

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  6. Darci McAulay :

    Joe, Beth and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Darci, David and Brennan

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  7. To Matt’s Family,

    I Just recently found out that Matt had left us all. I graduated from High School and completed USAF basic training with Matt. We were and will always be Good Friends. Did you know that Matt was a Military Dog Handler while in the Air Force?

    God Bless, Dan Flynn

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