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Born: Dec 24, 1980

Date of Passing: Sep 16, 2020

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December 24, 1980 - September 16, 2020

It is with heaviest of hearts, and great sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of our son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew and friend.
Matthew was born December 24, 1980 and raised in Winnipeg by Laurie Chabidon (Wes Robinson) and Glenn Wegier along with his sister Jayme.
Matthew was predeceased by his grandparents, Andy Chabidon, Carl and Bernice Wegier, and his best buddy Charlie. He will be dearly missed by his aunts and uncles all who have great stories to share and memories to cherish .... and by so many friends from all walks of life.
Growing up, Matthew's winters were spent playing hockey with his friends on the St. Boniface North Stars and Southdale Lakers. Many happy memories were also made snowboarding at Springhill. His summers were spent at Lester Beach where he made many lifelong friendships.
In more recent years, Matt enjoyed spending time with his nephew Quinn and niece Ruby out at Nanny and Wes's...and of course his shenanigans with his beloved Manny cannot be forgotten.
Matt judged no one and would give you a place to lay your head if you needed a rest and food to warm your soul, even if he at times was struggling. He found beauty in so much and his creativity allowed him to fashion treasures out of something most would consider trash.
Matt's smile lit up the room. His sense of humour will never be forgotten and may all memories of him make you smile.
Due to Covid 19 a private ceremony will be held with his family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence online at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • Happy birthday bud!!! Your an old man now lol! Love you to pieces. - Posted by: Veronique Gagnon (Friend ) on: Dec 24, 2020

  • Laurie and family I am so heartbroken for you to hear of the loss of your son Matt. I know words can’t take away the hurt your feeling, but wanted you to know how much I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss Your other West Coast Cousin Shelley Please send your contact information - Posted by: Shelley Meadows (cousin ) on: Dec 16, 2020

  • Laurie - I am so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you. Sending our love and condolences from your West Coast cousins. Please email me as I do not have current contact info for you. - Posted by: Pat Lewis (Cousin) on: Dec 14, 2020

  • Laurie Glen and Jamie Cliff and I are so sorry to read of Matthew’s passing. Our thoughts are with you in these difficult times. - Posted by: Suzanne conrad (Friend) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • Laurie, we were so sad to hear of Matt's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and pass on to all of his extended family. We cannot imagine what it takes to deal with such a tragedy. Our wish for you is to find the strength and courage to overcome your grief. We hope you find comfort in the good memories and the support of family and friends. Stay strong and healthy. Rene and Annette. - Posted by: Rene and Annette Chabidon (Cousin to Laurie ) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • So very sorry to see this sad news. You are in my thoughts. This is such a loss. Sincere sympathy to you , Laurie, and all the family. - Posted by: Leona Nichol (coworkers of Laurie's in the 80s and 90s) on: Sep 29, 2020

  • Laurie and Glenn. Saddened to hear of your terrible loss, I only knew Matt when our children were very young, but, remember him as a true reflection of both his parents. Sending your families prayers, and wishing you strength during this difficult period. - Posted by: Dennis Lavallee (friend) on: Sep 29, 2020

  • My heart breaks for your loss Laurie. Praying God will give you strength and comfort you in your grief. - Posted by: Helena Twerdun (Worked with Laurie at St B) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • Lori and Glenn - We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts. The Makarchuk family - Posted by: Molly Ann Makarchuk (Friend) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • Always a large smile and hug, lasting memories of his love and caring for friends - my deepest sympathies for your loss - unbearable pain for any mother - we love you Weger- you will never be forgotten - Posted by: Doreen winsor (Michael Olford’s mum) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • Hello Laurie, it saddened me to learn that Matt has passed away. I can’t imagine what u are going thru & hope that you are empowered with comfort, strength & peace. You are in my thoughts & hope that fond memories of Matthew sustain you. Laurie it was so much fun working with you at St. Boniface Hospital. I recall when I reinstated & you took me under your wing. You would pick me up for work & I really enjoyed our conversations & laughter. Take care of yourself, love & hugs Barb - Posted by: Barb Ryz (Friend of Lsurie) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • We are so Sad to hear of Matt’s passing! Always enjoyed his smile! He was a pleasure to coach and having him as a neighbour!! God Bless! - Posted by: Wayne and Denise Rajotte (Friends ) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I spent many years playing hockey and lacrosse with Matt when we were kids, he lived across the street from me as well. Though we weren't close as adults Matt stands out in my memory, he was one of funniest and most cheerful kids I ever met, his laughter and smile were larger than life My deepest condolences... - Posted by: Blair Rajotte (Childhood friend/neighbour ) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I will always remember laughing with Wegier and cruising in his rampage. Rest easy, our thoughts are with his family and friends. - Posted by: Carlene Duncan (High school friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Laurie, I am so sorry to read of Matthew's passing. This saddens me greatly. Please know that you and you family are in my thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. Hugs to all. - Posted by: Yolande Franzmann (Worked with Laurie) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Matt's smile did light up a room. We always welcomed and enjoyed his visits and I am so, so sorry for your loss. He was well loved by many who are broken-hearted by his passing but will always remember the good times with him. I wish you love and strength In these difficult moments. A. Champagne, Matthieu (Lou’s) mom - Posted by: Agnès Champagne (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

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