Matthew Allen James Dey
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful but sudden passing of Matthew Allen James Dey on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 at his home, in his 52nd year.
Matt was born on January 10, 1972 to Alex Dey (Sr), the Head of a Toronto high school English department, and Patricia Dey (nee Fraser), a dedicated mental health professional. He grew up in the Credit Woodlands area of Mississauga, Ontario being entertained by his brothers Alex and Innes, later attending the University of Guelph and Lakehead University, where he earned a teaching degree.
After spending some time living in Muskoka, Ontario, Matt moved cross-country to Sturgeon County, Alberta where he lived, worked, and built a strong network of friends and colleagues. A constant presence throughout his journey was a deep love of the outdoors, a passion he inherited from his father which flourished in the mountains of the West and the stark beauty of the North. His favourite place in the world was the family cottage in Bala, Muskoka where he spent as much time as possible enjoying sunsets and fires on the beach with family and friends.
Matt was the loving brother of Alex (Marlene) Dey and Innes (Liane) Dey. He was adored and will be missed by his nieces Alyssa (Jon), Jillian (Owen), Ainsley and Maddy and his nephew Liam; as well as many other family and friends across Canada and the United States.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Matt’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 1-4pm at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.