Matthew Tomasetta

January 23, 1982May 12, 2020

This past Tuesday, May 12th, 2020, Matthew Sean Tomasetta passed away. Although Matthew's passing was totally unexpected and a tragic event, it was peaceful.

Matthew was a kind soul with a quick sense of humour. He will be desperately missed. He was a loving and devoted son (Debbie & Tony), brother (Michael), brother-in-law (Stefanie), grandson (Anne & Ross), uncle (Samantha & Jessica) nephew, cousin and boyfriend (Chiara).

Because of Covid 19 restrictions, we are limited to a family only service at this time. We hope restrictions will be lifted in the near future. At that time we will hold a memorial mass for Matthew to provide everyone the opportunity to pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to The Old Brewery Mission, a cause very close to Matthew’s heart.


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Trish Eagleton

May 27, 2020

Dear Debbie, Tony and Mike,

We are deeply sorry for your loss.

We cherish the great memories of seeing Matt grow up on our street for the last 31 years. Hanging out at the hockey rinks and baseball fields were great times together. Matt was such a kind person and so devoted to sports and family.

We will miss him.

Trish, Jessica and Chris

Michele Quenneville

May 27, 2020

Debbie, Tony and family,

Words cannot possibly express how we felt upon hearing of Matt’s passing nor can we possibly imagine how you are feeling during this extremely difficult time. We spent so many quality hours together making memories with the “boys “ during those great hockey days and at St. Michael’s. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you.

Michele and Yves Quenneville

Justin Quenneville

May 26, 2020

Dear Deb, Tony and Mike,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. It’s hard to think about a childhood friend being gone. Going to Loyola together, the train rides, playing hockey together all those years, just so many great memories with us guys in the West Island growing up. His sense of humor was the best and he will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him. My deepest condolences.

Alexandra Saouaf

May 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Matt brought laughter to our branch everyday and we have fond memories of him (his ugly Christmas sweater made us laugh every year). He was very giving with a big heart and always participated in charity events.

From the BMO Fairview team
Terry, Maggie, Alex, Mary, Lamis, Anthony, Leon, Nikki, Alexandra

Joey Mormina

May 23, 2020

Dear Deb, Tony and Mike,
I am deeply sorry for your loss and it is still hard to believe Matt is no longer with us. Matt was good friend for over 25 years and I will cherish the countless laughs and memories we shared together. He was thoughtful, genuine , kind and always quick with a funny comment.

He will be missed.

Joey Mormina and family

Lucas Madill

May 23, 2020

Dear Debbie, Tony & Michael,
I am so sorry for your loss. Matt was such a good friend to us growing up and I will never forget all the memories we shared at the rink, on the baseball field, and at Loyola. Matt was so funny with such a quick wit, there was no one like him.
A group of us got together on Zoom to share our favorite stories about Matt tonight, and they were all so funny. All of us agreed that he brought so much laughter to our childhoods; we will never forget him. We are thinking of your family during this unimaginably difficult time and saying our prayers for our great friend and teammate. Rest in peace, Matt.

Mike Madill

May 23, 2020

Dear Debbie, Tony & Mike,
So very sorry for your loss. We had a lot of great hockey and baseball memories with Matt.
Mike Madill

Deb Tomasetta

May 23, 2020

Dear friends and family,
Thank you all for your messages of condolence. Matthew was a kind and gentle soul. He loved this community with all his heart and never wanted to leave it. It's where he grew up and had most of friends. He went to school here (elementary), played hockey, baseball and men's softball. He left for the U.S. to play sports and received a university degree ... but he always came back to Kirkland. His passing has left a gaping hole in our hearts! His funeral was yesterday and that was supposed to close the final chapter of his book. I feel like that book ended way too soon!
With love and thanks to all.
Deb and Tony Tomasetta

Michel & Anna D'Avanzo

May 23, 2020

Dear Debbie, Tony and family,

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Matthew was family to us and he brought so much love and light into our daughter's life, Chiara.

He will be deeply missed by our entire family. We're sorry our families could not share more moments with Matthew & Chiara.

He will continue to be in our hearts. Please accept our deepest condolences. Let us know if there's anything we can do.

You and your family are in our prayers and our hearts.

With love,
Michele & Anna D'Avanzo & Family

Beverley McCann

May 22, 2020

Dear Debbie, Tony & Michael,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Matthew's sudden passing. Words just can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Our boys played hockey together for several years and attended Loyola High School and though it was quite a while ago, we were a close group of parents at that time, so please know that you and your family are in our constant thoughts.
Danny & Bev McCann

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