Matthew Proudfoot Tribute Fund
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of MATTHEW MACKENZIE PROUDFOOT, wonderful son of Jeffery and Charmaine and dear brother of Tiffany, on Thursday January 15, 2009 at the age of 25 years. Matthew was born in Lethbridge on March 13, 1983. He attended his early years of schooling in Lethbridge before attending Upper Canada College in Toronto, graduating in 2001 from Catholic Central. Matthew then attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a semester at the University of Dundee, Scotland before graduating in 2006 from U of A with a degree in Business. After graduation Matt accepted a position with Altus Helyer in Calgary. The lure of opportunity came calling when Matthew took a position in Dubai in 2008 with C.B. Richard Ellis as a real estate consultant before returning home to Calgary. Matt’s first love was hockey. He was a fast skater and a mighty defenseman. He was the protector of everyone on and off the ice. A loyal friend, brother, son, grandson and of course a loyal Oilers fan. Matthew was so excited after receiving his gold medal after winning the Alberta Provincials on his 11th birthday. A champion and leader on and off the ice. Matthew won numerous awards and tournaments throughout his hockey career. As a 15 year old he played for N.A.C.A.of Edmonton in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Matt also played many other sports including golf, curling and skiing. Matthew is survived by his parents Jeffery and Charmaine of Lethbridge and his sister Tiffany of Edmonton, Alberta, his grandmother Judy Proudfoot of Richmond, B.C., his Aunt Colleen of Vancouver, Aunt Sharee and Uncle Gerry, cousins Hector, Brandon and Rachel of Twassassan, B.C., Uncle Garry and Aunt Joan of West Vancouver, B.C., Uncle Norm and Aunt Cindy and cousin Cassidy Laflamme of Lethbridge, and more friends than we can mention. He was predeceased by his grandfathers Colin Proudfoot and Real Laflamme. A Funeral Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. With Reverend Lois Punton officiating. A Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Fund. 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777.
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