Darcy William Matier

March 25, 2019 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Darcy William Matier,age 55, of Edmonton, Alberta passed away March 20, 2019 at the Mazankowski Heart Institute. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Darcy is preceded by maternal and paternal grandparents, two aunts, two uncles and a cousin. He is survived by his wife, Noreen (Smith); children, Aharon, Amber (Eric) and Ryan; two grandchildren, Lincoln and Lauren; parents Doug and Gwen (Fossen); brother Dwaynne (Donna)and in-laws Oakley and Pat Smith; and a large family including numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers in law.

Darcy was born on Sept. 23, 1963 at Galahad Hospital to Doug and Gwen Matier. He was a very active child on his family farm with his brother Dwayne. In his youth, he enjoyed hockey, baseball, skiing and there are many funny memories of his shenanigans. He went to Gus Wetter School and Castor High School. Darcy worked at the coal mine (Luscar) operating large equipment. He then went to SAIT and took his E.M.T. training, then worked at several places in Alberta. Darcy worked briefly as an aide at the U of A Hospital on the cardiology unit. In 1991, he began his 25 year long career as a transit operator for the City of Edmonton until he became ill.

Darcy and Noreen married on December 28, 1991 and raised three children. Darcy loved quadding, camping, hunting, fishing and watching his children, nieces and nephews play sports. Darcy had a gregarious personality. He lit up any room with his laughter and put people at ease. He enjoyed visiting with everyone. He had a soft spot for kids and enjoyed time with all our “extra kids” that were friends with our children. There are many, many stories about good times with Darcy. He will be greatly missed by all.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff who took such good care of him and our family during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute through the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to www.trinityfuneralhome.ca.

  1. My deepest sympathy for the Matier family Darcy will be greatly missed. He really did light up the room when he entered, always a very friendly face.

  2. Sorry to hear of Darcy’s passing. To the family – good memories of the times we shared many a day gone by. I remember.

  3. Our deepest sympathy for Noreen and the Matier Family. Darcy was so funny and always made a room his spotlight with his laughter. He will be greatly missed.
    Much Love.
    From Colleen MacDonald and Family.

  4. Noreen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Darcy’s passing. From the many stories you shared, it sounds like he was a wonderful man. Please know you are in my thoughts.

  5. The thought of Darcy brings a smile and a chuckle. What a tribute it is when someone can leave such an impression to so many. He will be remembered so very fondly.

  6. Deepest condolences to Noreen and children and Gwen and Doug, Dwayne and family. So sorry to hear this.

  7. Dear Noreen & family..we are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember that beautiful smile and heartfelt laughter. Our sincere condolences ??
    Bill & Kathy McLennan

  8. So very sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  9. No No (Noreen)- Aharon- Amber – Ryan ??? I’m lost for works… he left a big hole in all of our hearts Darcy will be missed beyond believe Love. Gerry Bonny and Jaylene ❤️

  10. Very sorry to hear about Darcy , I remember him and Uncle Dale always having fun together when I was a kid. I remember them always laughing and getting into a little honest trouble. RIP Darcy, you will be missed.

    Jason Lisa and Finn Streich

  11. Such a loss . Darcy was such a special guy . We shared so many laughs and good times with him . We will miss your Darcy !! Love and hugs to you Noreen and the family .

  12. Deepest sympathy to Noreen and family and Gwen and Doug and family. I know he will be greatly missed because I keep hearing what a wonderful character he was.

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