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Ken Matchizen

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On May 25, 2020 @ 5:07 pm In Obituaries | 38 Comments

1963 ~ 2020

It is with heavy broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Ken Matchizen, 56 of Thalberg, Manitoba on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his best friend and wife, Betty (nee Hryciuk), sons Kevin (Meagan) and Blair, and grandson Nathan.  Also mourning are mother Clara, sister Karen (Orest), sisters-in-law Cheryl (Barry), Marianne (Tim), Patti (John), and nieces and nephews.  Ken was predeceased by his father Ben, in-laws Alice and Murray Hryciuk of Rossburn, MB.

Ken was born on September 15, 1963.  Working alongside with his father, Ben, at the garage or on the farm, it was apparent early on that he had an aptitude for both professions.  He married his love and best friend, Betty and together they worked as a team in the shop and on the farm, along with their sons.

Ken loved farming, was a skilled mechanic and a great problem solver.  It made Ken proud to see his sons grow up and establish such strong work ethics to carry on his legacy.  He had many interests and talents, from carpentry to outdoor cooking and barbering.  He made sure to take time to enjoy other things in life such as camping, fishing, traveling, daily crop tours and snowmobiling.  Ken cherished the time he spent with family and friends, but his overwhelming joy in this last year was his little grandson Nathan.

Ken will be remembered by many friends and neighbors for his generous and helpful nature.

If friends and family desire, a memorial fund is being set up in Ken’s memory.  Donations may be forwarded to the Brokenhead River Community Foundation, Box 2225, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0.

Due to the current pandemic and public health orders, a private family graveside service will be held.


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Condolence from Elaine and Alvin Bauschke on May 25th, 2020 9:17 pm

Betty and family; Clara; Karen and Orest and the extended families;
We were saddened deeply when we heard of Ken’s passing. The pain of your loss reflects how deeply your hearts have loved, God knows the depth of your love and only He can bring the comfort your hearts need. Praying God will be your strength and give you peace as you go through this. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy and hoping each new tomorrow will bring you comfort and peace. God bless you and keep you in His care.

Condolence from Patrick Lachance on May 25th, 2020 11:30 pm

So sorry for your loss . Everything you have written is so true. Really nice picture of Ken l will miss him He was like a brother to me for 35 years R I P

Condolence from Kim and Wayne Voss on May 26th, 2020 12:25 am

Our sincere condolences to the Family on the passing of Ken.
Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Heaven gained another Angel to watch over you.
Wayne and Kim Voss

Condolence from Blaine Krawchuk on May 26th, 2020 8:57 am

We would like to express our most sincere and heart felt condolences to Betty and family. Very sad and way too young .Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time . Ken’s good deeds will be missed by the many people,family ,friends ,neighbors and communities.

Blaine & Lynn Krawchuk

Condolence from Susan Kaatz on May 26th, 2020 9:11 am

So Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing, condolences to all of you.
Taken far too soon.
Susan Kaatz

Condolence from Bob & Janet Krawchuk on May 26th, 2020 9:13 am

First I would like to pass on my deepest sympathy and condolences to you Betty and the boys… Kenny was taken way too young and I can’t imagine the loss you are experiencing… I will always have fond memories of the times we had with Kenny with the winter sled parties at the post office and also at our cabin on the river. I wish you plenty of comfort and support as you navigate through this very difficult time… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Condolence from Ron and Sharon Martin on May 26th, 2020 9:42 am

Condolences to the family. So so sorry for your loss. ❤❤

Condolence from Kim Friesen on May 26th, 2020 10:35 am

My condolences to the family, he was a very nice person and always so helpful. Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Virginia Kubish on May 26th, 2020 10:38 am

My sincere condolences upon the sudden loss of a dear husband, father and grand-father. May God give you the strength to get through this sorrowful time and embrace all the beautiful memories of your beloved, Ken.

Condolence from Gail Bell(nee)Stefaniuk on May 26th, 2020 11:04 am

My condolences to you and the Kevin and Blair I remember when I would pick up boys with the bus, either you or Ken would be outside waiting. Way too young, be strong

Condolence from Molinski on May 26th, 2020 11:28 am

Our condolences to you and yours in this time of sorrow. Kenny was such a positive man and a joy to be around. He will be remembered by us by his contagious smile that he would spread. Our hearts go out to his family
Tony & Sharon

Condolence from Cindy Matychak on May 26th, 2020 12:30 pm

So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss of the precious life of Ken. Sending condolences, prayers and sincere thoughts to all of you.

May God’s love be with all of you.

Cindy Matychak

Condolence from Mary Kuzyk on May 26th, 2020 12:49 pm

Betty and family, Karen and Orest, Clara, our deep felt condolences. Ken was such a fun, friendly guy. So sorry he leaves so young.
Mary and Tim Kuzyk

Condolence from Cindy Fosty on May 26th, 2020 1:05 pm

My deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Ken, who was taken too soon. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Nancy Melan on May 26th, 2020 2:56 pm

My heart felt prayers are being sent to the Matchizen family. May your memories bring you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Ken was a great guy. Loved hanging with the boys at Auntie Elsie’s house. Take care of yourselves. With Love Nancy Melan (Trapp)

Condolence from Pat and Richard on May 26th, 2020 4:02 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Betty, Kevin, Blair, Karen and Orest and family and Clara. Our hearts go out to you all. It was too soon as Kenny was just starting his life with his grandson. God bless you all
Love Pat and Richard and family

Condolence from Pete and Darlene Gerbrand on May 26th, 2020 4:18 pm

Dear ken, we will miss you so greatly our generous caring and kind friend and neighbor. You served us so many years with honesty,care and respect as had your father before you and as will your sons who follow you. Betty and family along with all in the extended family we wish our merciful Lord’ to Bless you and keep you in this time of unthinkable sorrow.

Condolence from Angela Fey on May 26th, 2020 5:24 pm

Betty and family, Our deepest sympathies on your loss. From Angela and Jerome Marchildon

Condolence from Sam on May 26th, 2020 6:18 pm

To the Family of Ken.I want to send a condolence, I’m one of the guys who knew Ken some bit, I talked to our old farm boss the other day, and he mentioned that as a farm boss, Ken and his Dad were one of the most honest people he had come across in his Lifetime. Sorry for the loss.

-Greenwald Colony

Condolence from Sam on May 26th, 2020 7:28 pm

To Betty and the boys you are in our prayers. We are thinking about you may the Lord be with you at this time. From the guys at Greenwald

Condolence from Schwark Family on May 26th, 2020 7:46 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Matchizen family, so heartbreaking, our thoughts and prayers to everyone.

Condolence from Craig and Tammy on May 26th, 2020 7:55 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss

Condolence from Greg and Evelyn Resler on May 26th, 2020 8:46 pm

Betty, Blair, Kevin, Meagan and Nathan. Many thoughts, love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We know this life was taken much too soon. We hope you will find comfort in knowing many people are standing behind you.
Our love – Greg and Evelyn

Condolence from Ralph and Violet Crumb on May 26th, 2020 8:48 pm

Betty and family. The joy Ken brought to our lives will not be forgotten. Please know that we are only a phone call away. It was truly a pleasure to have had the opportunity to have Ken as a neighbour at the lake. Our circle of friends has been broken . God bless.

Condolence from Brad &Sheila Paseska on May 26th, 2020 9:37 pm

We are so sorry for your loss Betty and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be remembered for his kindness and fun loving spirit.

Condolence from Beverley Przednowek on May 26th, 2020 9:49 pm

My condolences to the family. To lose a son, husband, father and grandfather while he was so young and had so much more living to do with you all.

Condolence from Jason & Brenda Molinski on May 27th, 2020 2:26 pm

deepest sympathy Betty, your boys, Clara, Karen, and families… our hearts go out to you all. sending you much needed strength to carry on. our thoughts ate with you every day…

Condolence from Leonard and Betty Goritz on May 27th, 2020 3:51 pm

Betty and family,
It is with great sadness we heard this news.
Ken was a remarkable man, a pillar in our community. We will all miss him extremely. We pray for your comfort and strength. Ken will always be with you.

Condolence from allan on May 27th, 2020 5:30 pm

Betty and family
Our hearts reach out to you today in deepest sympathy
Hope you find peace through the healing power of love.
Allan and Marlene

Condolence from Reg and Myrna Black on May 27th, 2020 8:58 pm

So very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend. May all your treasured memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. May the gifts he shared and passed on be reflected on often. Our sincerest sympathy to family and friends.

Condolence from James and Audrey on May 28th, 2020 11:15 am

Betty, Kevin, Meagan, Nathan, Blair, Clara, Karen and family. Thinking of you all today as you lay Ken to rest. Rest in Paradise, love Audrey, James and Trevor

Condolence from Debbie and Howard Just on May 28th, 2020 6:59 pm

Our condolences to Betty,Blair, Kevin and Meagan. We have fond memories of Ken from the lake; the most recent was him being with his grandson Nathan last summer – what a proud Grandpa! He will be missed this summer and always.

Condolence from Audrey Englot on May 28th, 2020 8:29 pm

Our hearts go out to all of you during this very difficult time. Hold on to the precious memories which will be sure to give you comfort. Love and Hugs from Audrey, Stan and family.

Condolence from Audrey Englot on May 28th, 2020 8:39 pm

Our hearts go out to all of you during this very difficult time. May your memories give you comfort and peace. Love and Hugs

Audrey and Stan Englot

Condolence from Darren Siatecki on May 28th, 2020 10:05 pm

Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Mike & Carol Hart on May 29th, 2020 8:08 pm

Our hearts go out to you Betty, Blair, Kevin, Meagan and wee Nathan. During this most difficult time, may you find some comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by so many friends and family who care so deeply for you. Although it’s been a while since we camped together, we’ll always appreciate and fondly remember those days on the beach or around the campfire where we shared many laughs and stories. Ken was always there with a kind and helping hand, he was one of the good ones!! He will be missed! Strength and hugs to you.

Condolence from Darin Josée on May 29th, 2020 11:39 pm

I have known Ken for many years and was always interested in what he had to say.
He was always very kind and willing to help you if he could.
I was honoured to know him and be able to call him a Freind.
We will all miss him.
Until we meet again.

Condolence from Paul and Connie krawchuk on June 8th, 2020 4:35 pm

Our condolences to Betty, children and extended families. May your special memories comfort you in this trying time you are going through.

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