August 19, 1976 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 6, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Morrison on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the age of 42 years.
Matthew was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 19, 1976 and has been living in Calgary for the last 10 years. Matthew (Matty) was a man of integrity, loyalty and humility. These qualities made him an exceptional leader, of over hundreds of employees, as Director of Operations for the Concorde Entertainment Group. He was known for his heartwarming smile. He cared deeply for his family, friends and people whom he worked with; continuously supporting and encouraging them to be their best. His genuine nature comforted people and his carefree spirit was infectious and cherished by the people who shared in his company. He was an uncle by name but a dad at heart. Uncle Matty was a favorite amongst his nephews, always making time to teach golf, swim, play, laugh and listen.
Matty had a passion for sports and activities throughout his life. Throughout his school years he was a great hockey, lacrosse, and football player. During his adult years he was a self-proclaimed professional golfer. Matty spent as much time on the golf course as possible. Whether it was at the Falcon Lake Golf Course with his dad, Clive; Palm Springs with his partner, Kyla; or any random course he could get on with his buddies. In recent years, Matt enjoyed spending family time on the weekends in Banff snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Some of Matty’s most memorable time was spent at the family cottage in Falcon Lake Manitoba. It was his sanctuary, giving him the time to decompress and reconnect with loved ones. He spent his time eating his mom’s cooking, sticking his fingers to “taste test” where he wasn’t wanted, and playing on the dock with his nephews. Matty had a passion for travel, spending time in Australia, Europe, and throughout US and Canada. During these trips, he immersed himself in the outdoors doing activities and exercise. Most recently, he found a love for frequenting the beaches of Maui, with his partner Kyla.
Matthew is survived by his parents Clive and Diana; his two brother’s and two sisters-in-law, Brad (Kelly) and Ben (Anissa); and four nephews Tristjan, Hunter, Dexter and Edwin; and his partner Kyla Hunter. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Matthew left us too soon and had a lot more to offer everyone; forever he will be with us in our hearts and memories.
There will be a private service for family held in Winnipeg at a later date.
Those wishing to pay their respects may provide condolences and tributes through Matthew’s Obituary page at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bruce Oake Memorial Fund in Winnipeg at www.bruceoakerecoverycentre.ca/donate.
In living memory of Matthew Morrison, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences