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MATCHETT, Michael Allan

September 4, 1960 — November 7, 2013

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Mike of Kelowna, BC. Cherished father of Cole, Jenna and Jayden. Beloved son of Margaret and the late Bill. Dearest brother of Darlene (Rick) Scott, Cathy (Jeff) Chapman, Brian, Patsy (Barry) Caille, Greg (Leah) and Bill (Noel). Dear friend of Kari O’Rourke and Shannon Kennedy. Dearly loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Mike was an avid record collector and lover of Nature’s outdoors. Family was everything to Michael – his children meant the world to him. There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 14th from 2:30 – 5pm, followed by a Funeral Service on Friday, November 15th at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for Michael’s children at TD Canada Trust, Branch 514, Account #6365926.

“Come with Me….Lie in peace…Fear no more.”


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Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for Michael’s children at TD Canada Trust


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Service Details

The service for MATCHETT, Michael Allan is scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250.860.7077

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  • B.R. Benini says:

    Nov.13 2013 Very saddened to hear of Mikes sudden passing. A true friend, who always put others needs before his own. His love for his children and family was beyond reproach. In 30+ years of knowing Mike, he always possesed a positive attitude and a genuine like of all he met, a rare trait indeed.
    Gone, but not forgotten, peace will be his with the “spirit in the sky” Miss you “Mazolla”
    Barry R. Benini

  • Nicole Harnett says:

    My deepest condolences to Mike’s Family. I have only good memories of Mike. Mike’s smile and laughter were contageous 🙂 You will be missed by many Mike. Nicky

  • Jessica says:

    My heart reaches out to Mikes family, I send prayers, hugs and love. <3 Mike is a family friend who I haven't seen in 11yrs, one of my dads bestfriends. I remember Mike as BIG mike. Always always happy, positive person, his voice would carry far and yes I remember his laugh being very contagious. My parents love him dearly and he will never be forgotten, we Will always have and cherish our moments we had with him.
    Rest in peace our friend and may you soar over and protect your loved ones.

  • Anna Petrozzi says:

    My deepest condolences to all of Mike’s family and loved ones, especially his children and the entire Matchett family back in Windsor. May you find comfort in your memories of happy times together. God bless.

  • Doug Calverley says:

    RIP “BigDawg” you were as honest and genuine as any man ever! I will never forget you!

  • Veronica Toldo says:

    Dear Mrs. Matchett and family,
    We are truly sorry about the loss of your precious son, brother/brother-in-law and uncle. Please know that our hearts are with you at this very painful time in your lives, and know too that we are praying for God’s blessings of strength and comfort for each of you.
    With love ,
    Lee & Veronica Toldo and family

  • Darren McClelland says:

    Shannon and Cole and the Matchett family I want to pass on my condolences on Mike’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  • Susan Andrew says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I have many great memories of times long ago here in Banff. My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • Helena Waye says:

    To Marg, Darlene, Kathy, Brian, Greg, Patsy, Billy and families, and to Michael’s children and friends in Kelowna,
    Our thoughts and prayers have been with you since we have learned of Mike’s passing. The image of his beautiful face has been with me daily. The charisma he held with his beautiful smile and dancing eyes made you want to be in his presence. Although we have not seen Mike for many years, as we lived on opposite coasts, we remember him like it was yesterday as we played together during summer vacations and our visits together as young adults. We so enjoyed our times together. His passing leaves us with heavy hearts but also with the sense of peace that he is with those we love who have gone before us. I smile as I think of them being reunited, perhaps over a game of 45’s.
    We love you Mike

  • Gerry Tremblay says:

    I have many fond memories of Mike but none better than going thru the mountains in that old car of his with Mike, Greg and Brian….and spending quality time in Banff.
    Our deepest condolences to the whole Matchett family.
    Love you all Gerry, Teresa & Cole Tremblay xoxo

  • JoAnn Young says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and your entire family during this difficult time.

    JoAnn Young

  • Shannon says:

    First Christmas with you not with us Dad… Cole and I love and miss you terribly. Found this picture from a couple x’mas ago here. Merry Christmas ooxxoo

  • Shannon says:

    Dad’s Life = his children oxo

  • Shannon says:

    With Jay at Coles game to watch…never missed a game ooxxoo

  • Shannon says:

    With Jay at Coles game to watch…never missed a game
    Merry Christmas Dad. You are in our hearts tonight as we were going to all be together.

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