Matthew R.W. Pelley

October 11, 2016 36 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Matthew Robert Wilson Pelley, 26, went into the arms of the angels on Wednesday, October 5th , 2016.

Matt was born January 29, 1990 in Edmonton, AB.

He was an inspiration to all of his friends bringing brightness, joy and optimism.  Matt especially loved to cook and experiment with food.  Preparing and providing wonderful meals for friends and family was one of his greatest pastimes.  His work was primarily construction, or anything outside because he couldn’t imagine being stuck in the confines of an office but his extra- curricular was quieter and calmer, researching and determining the meaning and purposes of life.  He also enjoyed drawing and encouraging others to pursue their creative aspirations. Generous above and beyond, he would give the shirt off his back if he felt the next man needed it more than him.  Matt loved as he felt, very deeply.  His brightness, his smile, his warmth and his acceptance of anyone genuine were just a few of the things he brought to our world.  Many, many were blessed with experiencing the love of the wonderful man known as Matthew (with 2 T’s), Mattie, Mattie-P and Buddy-D.  He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Matt is survived by his Mom Gloria Riopel-Mantei, Step Dad Armin Mantei, Step Brother Dan Mantei, Step Brother Mark Mantei & Mark’s wife Billie Mantei and their daughter Alyssa Mantei, Dad Dennis Pelley and his Step Mother Arlene Pelley, younger half-brother Daynen Pelley,  Grand Parents Gloria & Bob Riopel, Step Grand Father Irwin Mantei, and many, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Predeceased by his Nan & Pops (Bride & Wilson Pelley), Great Gram’s ‘W’ (Ina Williams), and Great Gramma ‘A’ (Simone Anderson).

Memorial Service
Thursday, October 13th 2:00PM
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 – 116 Street, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you consider contributing to Hope Mission, in Matt’s name.

  1. Dearest Gloria, To both you and Armin. I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious son, Matthew. I received the news just today. My heart broke for you Gloria. I do want to pass our deepest sympathy and also faith, trust, and hope that God is taking care of your son now. Matthew is at rest. Peace and still waters. I will be praying for you Gloria. I wish I could be there to give you such a big big hug. We send our love to you and all the family. You are deeply loved. Your cousin. Susan Bayrock (George and Margaret’s Daughter). My husband Dennis sends his love to you all. God Bless. love, Susan and Dennis Bayrock. Rosemount, Minnesota USA.

  2. So very sorry for your loss of your son, Matthew. May your memories bring you much comfort at this time, and in the days ahead.
    You are in my prayers and thoughts.

  3. So very sorry for your loss of your son, Matthew. May your memories bring you much comfort at this time, and in the days ahead.
    You are in my prayers and thoughts. God bless.

  4. Gloria, Uncle Bob and Auntie Gloria. We sorry for the loss of Matt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  5. hearing of the terrible loss of your precious son Matthew- please know we grieved with you.
    We know we are to rejoice in the knowledge that he is safe in the arms of his saviour and his search for truth has been met – most dearest Gloria but we also realize no words can be said to ease a mothers pain at the terrible loss of a child. Even the knowledge that we will all be together with our departed ones one day – simply Cannot justify our grief in the here and now and for that we are so sorry that you have to experience such great pain and endure such sorrow. Love Barbara and Matt and the Eichner Family

  6. Sending my love to Matt n his family he was something special

  7. R.I.P. Matt!

    • …you’ll be missed…

    • R.I.P, Matt…you’ll be missed dearly

  8. I am so sorry for you both, a mother should never every have to bury their own child, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family

  9. I am so sorry for your loss, a mother should never have to bury their child, my prayers are with you and the family

  10. I don’t know what to write my heart is breaking, Mattie sweet Mattie so kind generous and loving always putting everyone first. Caring for everyone before himself, I guess God decided to show him the kind of love he gave to us here on earth and took him home to surround him in the love and peace he gave so freely to all of us. I wish you knew how much you made us all feel so special, Mattie…..well I guess you do now. Until we meet again sweet Mattie, I know you haven’t really left cause we all carry you in our hearts; and pray that all your family and friends continue to carry your loving ways with them where ever they go.

  11. Gloria & Family,

    We are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Matthew. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Austin, Donnalee

  12. There are no words that can match the amount of sorrow in my heart for our little Mattie. All we ever want to do is to protect our children and now our beautiful darling Gloria we will gather around you to love and protect you from this pain . Our beautiful sweet Mattie was with us for such a short time but the memories will live on forever. Rest my Darling Mattie until we are all together again. You were a beautiful child and you will be a beautiful Angel.

  13. Dear Gloria, So very sorry for your loss of Matthew.
    May your memories bring you much comfort at this time, and in the days ahead.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    Much Love & prayers
    Auntie Theresa & Uncle Bob

  14. We hope that you can find solace in that your son was much loved and cherished.
    Our sincerest condolences to all of your family.

  15. Gloria and Family:

    I want to express my deepest sympathies on the loss of Mattie. I never did get a chance to meet Matt as he grew up, but I see he turned into a fine young man whom you were all proud of. This saddens me deeply as I, too, have two sons and I cannot imagine your pain. Please know that we care and are thinking of you at this time of grief.
    Clare and sons, Joshua and Michael


  17. Gloria & Family,

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I extend my deepest sympathies to you, Gloria, and your family. A mother should never have to experience this pain. May the beautiful memories of Matthew and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and the family.
    Our prayers are with you Rick and Marilyn

  19. We would like to express our most sincere condolences to you and your family.
    You are in our thoughts.
    Ron and Sheryl Mantei

  20. Gloria,
    So sorry for your the loss of your precious young son.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of our family. May God give you peace and surround you in his love.

    With love
    Bonnie & Doug
    And Family
    From Abbotsford, BC

  21. Gloria ,Dennis & Family

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know you are iin our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time..

    Love .Delphine & Mitchell

  22. I am so so sorry to hear this, thinking of you all at this very sad time. Stay strong Xxxxxx

  23. Our Sympathy & Condolences for the sad loss of your dear son Matthew, may God be with you & comfort you all, love from Armin & Margaret Mantel in Australia.

  24. Had a call from Debbie this morning, so sorry to hear the news of your Son. He is certainly in a good place and God will look after him. It is you and your husband that have the hard part to do your daily living and keep your spirits up which i am sure you will be there for each other. We will be thinking of you the days ahead. Hugs

  25. Matt was so deeply loved. We are very sorry for your loss.

  26. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Matthew. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you during this difficult time.

    With Great Sadness,
    Laura Tosto and Rudy

  27. Dear Gloria, Armin and Family;

    Words cannot express the heartfelt sadness we feel at the loss of your precious Matthew.
    We were blessed to have met him only twice but he touched our hearts with his kindness. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love and Hugs
    Sharon and Bob

  28. Gloria and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you and my prayers are for you. I pray healing for your broken heart and strength to carry on. I am so sorry ❤️

  29. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these very difficult times.
    Tim & Kim Balcome

  30. We are so sorry for the loss of your son Matt!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time!
    You have a handsome Angel watching over you now!
    Love: Gillian, Keith, Zack, Hunter and Blake Budgell

  31. Gloria,Dennis & Familys ,,we are so sorry for the loss off your hansome son.matt.our thoughts& prayers are with you all ,,,we will never forget him love jean & allan

    • I miss you so much Matt and I’m sorry I wasnt there for you when you needed me. I hurt daily missing you you were my best friend.

    • Just learned of Matthew’s passing, and am devastated. My deepest condolences to Gloria, Dennis, Bob, and Gloria Sr, as well as all the rest of Matthews family and friends. I am forever thankful for the time we had together while our lives merged. I can only hope that the passage of time has managed to have some healing effects for all of those that were touched by Matthew during a life that was far too short.

  32. To your family Dennis from ours we are so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers to your family, please know you are loved.
    Many good blessings to you always

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