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Matteotti, Sara Michelle

It is with great sadness and also great peace we share with you the passing of our daughter, our sister, our niece, our cousin, our granddaughter, our beautiful friend Sara Michelle Matteotti.

Sara passed away on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at the age of 29 years at the end of her long and courageous battle with Life.  She now flies free.

Sara was one-of-a-kind, a brilliant gem, an extraordinary soul whose effervescence, compassion, irreverent sense of humour and spirit touched many lives, young and old.

Sara was passionately connected to her family, forevermore bonded to sister Chelsey who was her jewel, her passion, her love, her best bud.  A fiercely protective, proudly loyal, and always true daughter and sister.

A deeply gifted artist and musician, dancer and singer, wonderful and creative cook, lover of gardens and all things natural, she loved all animals, particularly our cat, Misty.  She loved and missed her bird, Cola, and cat, Bojaz.  Sara had an affinity and a soft spot for older folks, kids, the underdog.

She is survived by her mother, Marlene Matkin, father, John (Jack) Matteotti, sister Chelsey Nicole Matteotti, grandmother, Louise Bullis, and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  She is predeceased by her grandmother, Eileen Matteotti, grandfather, Henry Matteotti, and grandfather, Bert Baker Matkin.

In lieu of flowers, etc., Sara would want you to plant a flower, make a wish, help a child, do a random act of kindness.  Sara would also prefer you put your energy into: working towards world peace, eradicating world hunger, erasing racism and the subjugation of women worldwide, stopping the abuse of children and cruelty to animals… and abolishing tight-fitting clothing everywhere.

The Gathering for Sara will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Laurel Packinghouse on Ellis Street in Kelowna, B.C.  All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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In lieu of flowers, etc., Sara would want you to you plant a flower, make a wish, help a child, do a random act of kindness. Sara would also prefer you put your energy into: working towards world peace, eradicating world hunger, erasing racism and the subjugation of women worldwide, stopping the abuse of children and cruelty to animals… and abolishing tight-fitting clothing everywhere.


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Service Details

The service for Matteotti, Sara Michelle is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 1:00 – 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Laurel Packinghouse

1304 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC


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  • Mallery says:

    My heart hurts at the thought. Love to all of Sara’s family. She was an amazing person and I am so blessed to have known such a unique & loving woman. May her spirit fly higher than the stars!

  • Pat Passmore says:

    I remember Sarah from our ‘4 Sarah’ kindergarten year . . . she was cheery, quietly friendly, and always interested in our kindergarten activities. I liked teaching her – a pretty, dark haired 5 year old.
    I am so sorry to hear of her passing at such a young age. My son, Mike, died at age 26. It is tough. I know you will miss her dearly.
    ‘Mrs.’ Passmore,

  • Darlene says:

    Love and Light to Sara who passes by high now with angels above and spirits that soar. I remember her as a beautiful girl on her way to becoming a great young lady. Thanks for all great times we shared. Blessings to all the family.
    Sweetly Darlene

  • Sarah Clyne says:

    I was one of the many “Sara’s” at North Glenmore Elementary and went to lots of fun Birthday parties at Sara’s house. I am still envious of how well she could draw dolphins.
    My condolences to her family and friends.
    ~Sarah Clyne

  • Brenda Moritz says:

    We’re so sorry to hear of Sarah’s passing. She was a beautiful young woman. The last time I saw her was when her and Chelsey met us at the Vancouver Airport to say goodbye to us on our travels to Europe. She was a very special girl, a real gem for sure. My heart goes out to all of you. Brenda,Meagan,Lindsay Moritz

  • Matt Gunn says:

    I went to Mt. Boucherie with Sara, and I always knew her to be a very unique individual. Her passing is very sad and sudden. I hope that her family finds peace.

  • john davina says:

    Hi Jack
    So sorry to read about the passing away of your daughter.
    My condolences to you and your family.

  • Anne Matteotti says:

    I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Sara.
    Sincere condolences to you and Marlene and to all the family.
    Auntie Anne

  • Jan Schumacher says:

    Dear Chelsey,
    I am so sorry to learn of Sara’s passing. My thoughts are with you and with your family as you grieve.
    Warm affection,
    Jan Schumacher

  • Lynn Dalziel says:

    Marlene and family,
    My prayers and blessing go out to you and yours. There are no words that can express my sorrow during a time like this. I’ll be here for our walks whenever you are ready Marlene. Love your friend and co-worker, Lynn

  • Jeanie & Paul SHRIVE says:

    May the happy memories of Sara warm your hearts and surround you with comfort at this time.
    Sara has found peace.

  • Stephen Wolf says:

    I only knew Sara for a short while. What I seen in her was a beautiful and courageous Soul! RIP and sing with the Angels.

  • Marilynne Bjornsson says:

    Marlene, family and friends,
    May the memories and love you shared with Sara bring you some peace in your time of grief. My sincerest condolences.

  • Don and Shirley Longman says:

    We were very saddened to hear about Sara…with fond memories of her unique bright personality, her big sensitive heart as a child growing up with Erin…praying for you..Big Hugs to all

  • Lorraine Nylund says:

    Jack and Chelsey,
    So saddened to hear of the loss of Sara. Our sincerest condolences to you and the entire family.
    Lorraine & Jake

  • Shiree Sherriden says:

    My condolences to the family and friends of dear Sara, the world has lost a bright light with her passing. May the knowledge that Sara has found peace comfort and sustain you during this difficult time.

  • Becca (Brayshaw) Piesinger says:

    Sara was one of my closest friends early on in high school and even though we drifted apart in later years, I often thought of her. Always giggling, making people smile, so talented and creative! I will miss her laugh so much. Rest in peace my dear friend ♥ I will never forget our time together

  • Bianca Schuster says:

    Sara was like an older sister to me for a few years there. She was a giving, wonderful soul. All the best to everyone in the family during this sad time. She will be missed!



  • Barb & Jim Abel says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.We only knew Sara for a short time. She was fun loving, had a big heart,lots of hugs to give and always liked to chat and share stories.She has found peace.
    God Bless her.

  • Negaar Nadji says:

    My sincerest condolences to your entire family. I know Sara was deeply loved by you all. Since I met Chelsey at UVic, she would always talk so fondly and with so much love about her beautiful sister. My heart is with you during this difficult time.

    With so much love and prayer,


  • Carrie Mashon says:

    Marlene, I am so sorry for your loss, (I just read your post on FB) please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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