The evening of December 13, 2021, with his sister by his side, Matthew Anthony Keilback crossed over to soar with the angels.
Matthew was born on November 17, 1988. At the age of 33, this young man had more patience, wisdom and strength then most of us will acquire in a lifetime. For us it seems too soon, but for him, the timing was just right. He has found his peace and left this world a better place.
Matthew was predeceased by his devoted and loving mother, Darlene. The bond they shared was like no other, and there is no doubt they are having the happiest reunion right now. Matthew leaves strong lasting memories with many, most specifically his father, Glenn (Debbie), sister Joanne (Jake), and brother Tom (Danika). He also leaves behind three bright stars who made him an Uncle; Serena, Nathan & Claire.
At a few months of age, Matthew was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. This limited his cognitive abilities but never impacted his playful spirit. As he got older, his medical challenges continued to increase but he never complained. Throughout multiple surgeries, minor illnesses, hospital stays and various medication, he pushed on. His mood always remained positive, and by example he has shown us all that no matter the obstacle, life is worth living and we should never give up.
To know Matthew was to love him! His magnetic personality, his kind, gentle heart full of forgiveness and love. He graced others with a calmness and sincere joy for the simple things in life. His biggest smiles came when he was with family & friends, animals, listening to music or enjoying the water.
It is with much gratitude that we thank Matthew’s long time physician Dr Nick, and various doctors, nurses and caregivers he has had along his journey. We also extend our gratitude to Inclusion Selkirk, which has provided Matthew a wonderful home these past few years.
In lieu of flowers to honour Matthew’s memory, please open your hearts wide and help someone in need in whatever way you can. If you so desire, a donation may be made in Matthew’s name to Inclusion Selkirk, 306 Jemima Street, Selkirk, MB R1A 1X1.
A come and go viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave., Beausejour, MB.
A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel. Others may listen to the service by staying in your vehicles in the parking lot of Sobering Funeral Chapel and turning your radio to 98.1 FM.
A Livestream of the funeral service can also be accessed through the WEBEX app on your mobile phone or visit https://signin/webex.com/join on your PC. Enter the Meeting Number: 2558 063 6882 and Password: QSyuQNE6b83 to view the livestream.
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Roman & Maria Gorski
Dear Glen, Debbie, Joanne, Jacob, Serena, Nathan, Claire, Tom and Danika,
Please accept our sincere condolences. Matthew will be always in our prayers and memories. With each new day may peace find a place in your hearts.
Sharing in your sorrow,
Roman and Maria Gorski
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Buss family, Vancouver BC
Auntie Agnes and Kevin
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Matthew. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
My heart goes out to you all at this time . Much love to everyone ❤️❤️Cathy Welton and family
My deepest Condolences to Glenn, Debbie, Joanne and family. Matthew will be our Angel now and resting peacefully with Darlene. God be with you at this time and always.
Sorry for your loss. Condolences to you Joanne and to your family
Mel & Grace Darroch
Our deepest condolences to Glenn, Joanne and Tom on the passing of Matthew. We feel and share in the pain of your loss.
Matthew was so Blessed to have such a loving, caring sister like you Joanne.
May God give your family strength and Peace in the days ahead.
Emily & Don Roguski & family
Our deepest Condolences to you Glenn, Debbie, Tom, Danika, Joanne & family.
Our prayers are with you at this time . Matthew is at peace now with Darlene.
Dear Joanne and the Keilback Family,
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Matthew was blessed with such a loving sister.
Ewa Karolini-Wozniczka and Anna Rybinska with children from Poland.
Dear Joanne and all the Kielbach family. My deepest condolences to you all. You all showed so much love
Gerti Russell and family
My deepest sympathy to Glenn,Joanne and Tom .
Matthew is now together with his Mom Darlene
God’s Blessing to you and extended families
Bob & Shirley Wasyluk
Our condolences to Glen,Tom, Joanne & family. We are very sorry for your loss.
Matthew is now at peace & together with his Mom Darlene
Glen, Debbie, Joanne, Jake, Thomas, Danika, Serena, Nathan and Claire our heartfelt sympathies to you all on the loss of a son, brother and uncle. You prepared such a lovely remembrance of Matthew. He definitely was a cousin who brought smiles and joy to those who got to know him from a baby and as a young man. Sending our love to you all, along with virtual hugs. Reg, Margurite and Kelsey.
Glen, Joanne, Tom and your families,
Sending our sincere sympathies on the loss of Matthew. We also believe that he & Darlene are having a wonderful reunion and you can take comfort in that knowledge. May our Lord bless you and keep you all in his care.
Len & Lynette
Sending heartfelt condolences to the Keilback family. Matthew was such an incredible young man, and it was an honor and privilege to know him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
John &Debbie Pescitelli
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of the Keilback family. We are sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss. My time working with Matthew at Beausejour Elementary school was a joy. He was a lively little boy always on the go. Cherish your memories. Peace and Joy to your family during this time.
I am so sorry for your families loss You are all in my prayers .
I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Matthew. My time working with him was truly a blessing and was sorely missed once I moved on from ACL.