Paul, Cvetka, Robert, Stephen, and family
It was a priviledge to share the brief time I had with Matthew at Dalhousie. We certainly had some wonderful times together and I shall treasure them always. I have a small garden in my kitchen window that Matthew brought to me the day I retired from Dalhousie. Each time I water it I still feel close to him. Thank you for being part of my extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love to all,
Matthew Stephen Antolin - our dear son and brother...
(January 16, 1985 – December 16, 2012)
Our hearts are heavy as we remember you on your birthday today.
You faced each day with hope and courage despite your medical challenges as you waited for a heart transplant.
Sadly, you didn't get the chance to continue to fulfill your dreams.
Today and every day we will strive to honour your memory.
Miss you so very much………..
Thumbs up, Peace - until we are together again with you and Christopher.
Love you forever.. Mom (Cvetka), Dad (Paul), Robert & Stephen.
I met Matthew and you the parents once in December during a lunch. I was in utter disbelief when I heard of the news today. Words cannot express my sorrow since I myself have dealt with heart failure from a young age. I guess God had other plans for him. The why him are questions I am constantly asking myself, just like I am sure you are. I remember his smile, hs positive attitude, your love for him that one and only time met the 3 of you. I promse i will keep his story alive.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Antolin and family,
Matthew was in my son, Mark's, P.A.C.E. class at St. Peter's. I remember that Matthew was a very respectful and polite young man who always greeted me with a smile whenever I he saw me. I was very saddened to learn of his passing. I cannot imagine the sorrow you are feeling at the loss of a child (and you have been through this grief before), however, please know that I will keep your son in my prayers because he was part of my son's life journey and because I'm sure that he grew to be a wonderful young man. The world has lost a great person. My sincere condolences, Tina DiGiandomenico
My sincere sympathy to Matt's family. Matt was a much loved student at Dalhousie University and greatly missed by all faculty, staff and students who knew him. Sharon Boltz, staff member
Our sincere condolences to all of your family and friends. We hope all of the joyous memories of the life Matt shared with you help comfort you through this time of such great sorrow.
Pat, Joe, Brian & Kevin
Sorry for your loss. I met Matt on his 100 day in hospital, he was full of life. I will miss him very much. I also have an LVAD like him. May
the grace of GOD comfort you all..gabriel
I was very sad to hear you had lost another one of your precious children. Thinking and paying for you.
Michele,Tyler, and Spencer Sgro
Paul, Cvetka, Robert and Stephen,
Our deepest condolences on your tragic loss.
Matthew will will not be forgotten and as he will love in your memories.
Love Steve and Sue Gjorkes
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the whole Antolin family on this great loss. You are all great in grace - both those who have gone before and those who are left with grief. God is with you all. may the angels continue to surround you and may Our Lady keep you close to her heart. Maggie Davies
Matthew, I didn't have the honor and pleasure of knowing you, but know and love your Aunt, Meta Antolin very much. May you rest in peace you beautiful, sweet, young man. Love, Sandy Van-Harris
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hope you and Paul are somewhere together reunited. Two wonderful young men left us far too soon. May you share eternal rest.
Dear Paul and family,
Ours thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Carter family
Dear Antolin family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We're so sorry. Fred Frasch and family
Naše sožalje! May the good memories comfort you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ivan in Rozina Petek, Darinka and Steve with family.
Almighty Bless the soul and give strength and courage to the Family to endure this grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....Gordie & Jessie(We met him first time @ the heart link potluck)Cannot believe that meeting was first and the last.
Dear Cvetka, Paul, Stephen and Robert
Words can not express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this sorrowful time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Antolin Family, and my deepest condolences for your tragic loss.
-Adam Reiterowski, SMCS Class '03
Draga druzina Antolin-Zoldos! Zalostna vest o izgubi vasega dragega sina, brata, vnuka, necaka, bratranca,... nas je pretresla. Izrekamo vam nase globoko sozalje in smo v teh dneh v mislih z vami! Helena Plej z druzino
ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE. HE WAS A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH. VERY KNOWLEDGE ON CELL PHONES. HE WILL BE MISSED. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
Dear Cvetka, Paul, Robert and Stephen,
The Antolin & Zoldos Family
It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Matthew.
In these moments words are useless and only friendship and love of your family count.
Beyond the sorrow, it will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet happy moments spent together, his smile, his laughter and his passion for life and family. Although it may seem hard right now,it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.
I cannot be there for the funeral, but I'll be there in spirit to accompany you and your family.
I am sending you virtual hugs with all my thoughts and prayers.
Mr. & Mrs. Antolin (Robert & Stephen),
Matthew was a truly outstanding young man, as are your other boys & it has been an absolute honor and privilege to get to know each one of you over the last several years. You have both done a phenomenal job in raising such beautiful sons (inside and out) and creating an amazing life for each one of them; despite all of the hurdles placed before you.
Living by your example and guidance, Matthew became a true inspiration to many, including myself. He was one of the most selfless people I've ever known - always putting other's needs before his own; he was courageous; his smile and happy spirit were contagious & a memory I will always hold on to; and he was always an absolute joy to be around or chat with.
I will continue to hold each one of you in my heart and lift you up in prayer. I pray that all of the wonderful memories of Matthew's time here with you on earth will keep you strong and I pray that the Lord will hold each of you close to Him and keep you comforted.
Love and blessings to each of you.
Paul, Cvetka, Stephen, and Robert, There are no words to express our sadness and sympathy to all of you. Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Love Frank, Nancy, Daniel and Justin Troiani
Our deepest condolences, Cvetka to you and your family.
Majda & Mary Vest
Condolences to the entire family, be proud of Matthew- just a wonderful person.
All the best big guy.
Dear Mr and Mrs Antolin,
The death of your son, Matthew, was a big shock for me. I want you to know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. It is important to keep your faith and to move on with your life.
Our deepest sympathy to Paul, Cvetka, Robert & Stephen
Love Paul Karen Cindy& Michael Belanger
To the Antolin Family: Matthew will be dearly missed by myself and the SMC community.
Matt: We shared many classes at SMC, but we first got to know each other as "niners" spending many a Majors games selling 50/50 tickets when the Majors played out of Maple Leaf Gardens and the special home games at the ACC. I am happy that we were able to stay in touch all these years and that we were able to catch up at our 10 Year anniversary at the Turkey Roll. You will always be remembered. RIP.
Michael Francella (SMC 2003)
Dear Stric Paul, Teta Cvetka, Steve and Rob. Words can't describe the sadness that has been following me around for the past few days. I am extremely proud to call Matthew my cousin, as he lived his life in such a selfless manner. As a child and adolescent, I remember Matthew as being a determined problem solver, always looking to help his family. There are so many memories of him organizing garage sale and fishing trips up at the cottage, and being the first to rent the movies and pick up the marshmallows for the bonfire so that all the cousins would be happy. Somehow amazingly, he once even convinced the Howard Johnson to lend 9 kids GameGear systems on our family trip to Ottawa. That was the type of determined and tenacious person he was. Over the years, I never once heard Matthew complain about the hand he was dealt concerning his health. Had my parents never told me in my late teens, I would have never known about his condition, simply because he never let it show, or used it as an excuse. He will be truly missed by the many people whose lives he touched, but our memories of him will help us all see the brighter side of life.
Paul, Cvetka, Robert and Stephen,
I was so saddened to hear of Matthew's sudden passing. Just weeks ago, I received word that you and Matt visited us on the unit. I was so delighted to hear he looked healthy and strong. I witnessed first hand the remarkable strength and motivation that Matt had to fight for life. He never complained even on his darkest days. He was always polite and respectful and faced each day with optamism. I believe this is directly a result of the relentless love and support you gave him every single day. You carried him through the most difficult of times and he thrived because of the amazing 'team' he had. A true inspiration! He touched many hearts. Mine being just one of many. I hope you remain strong and know his spirit lives on.
My deepest condolences to the Antolin family. Rest in peace.
Deepest condolences on the passing of a wonderfully involved person. Matthew will be remembered for the way he threw himself into every new project, spending every last drop of his energy to seek success.
it was a pleasure to coach U.. it was an honour to know...through U i met u.re wonderful parents..
With the extraordinary devotion of Cvetka and Paul,Matthew was able to shelter everyone from his personal problems. He had the mental courage to be physically normal, a beloved "one of the gang", always a pleasure to know, and an inspirational young man to all of us.
Dorothy Kus and Tom Ewart
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.
John and Anita Brkic
Paul, Cvetka, Robert and Stephen, With deepest sorrow we mourn the loss of Matthew, with gratitude we embrace the memories we have of him. With sympathy and our love we reach out to all of you...Milan, Mary, Andrea, Tanya and Natalie
Matty, Words cannot express the profound influence you have had on my life. I will always cherish the times we've shared. You truly are an inspiration: Always strong, always optimistic & always a dear dear friend. You & your family will forever be in my thoughts & in prayers. I will always think of you. Until we meet again, Love Forever, Cole
My sincerest condolences. I had the tremendous pleasure to work with Matt on many projects. Matt was a model for all of our students. He always got the job done and always had a twinkle in his eye.
Dear Paul, Cvetka, Robert and Stephen -It was with great sadness when we heard about the loss of your beloved Matthew. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this very sorrowful time. May God give you strength during this sad time and in the days ahead. We will fondly remember Matthew, the fine young man he was, and the times spent together during our hockey days at the arenas. Sincerely from Tony, Joanna, Tania and Anthony Zambri
Sincere condolences from the Dept. of Industrial Engineering Faculty and Staff at Dalhousie University. Matthew was wonderful young man and a pleasure to have in our school.
Matt has been in my office many times when he was doing is Engineering degree, dropped in just to chat and say hi. I will miss him, his sense of humor and his love for life.
I never met Matt personally but my boyfriend Rob talked highly of him and were good friends. I am very saddened that I never got to meet such an outstanding person. My heart goes out to his family. Rest in peace.
We will always remember Matt for his compassion and caring that he showed for everyone around him. Our years as classmates and friends in Halifax were some of the best and were enriched by Matt's presence. - Jacqueline Poushay & Scott Wetton
We are so sorry for your family Steve. You take good care of your parents...love and prayers from Lonnie and Margaret Connelly and boys xxxx (Danny's family xx)
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time.
Dear Cvetka, Paul and family, We send our deepest condolences at this very sad time. May your son find peace and may God bless your family.
From Paul and Theresa (Ritlop) Jenkins and family
Teta Cvetka,Stric Paul,Robert and Stephen...You raised an amazing son and brother and i feel so privileged to have had him as a cousin. My memories of Matt are overflowing and words cannot express how happy i am to have had the opprotunity to share so many wonderful times with him. I will forever hold Matthew close to my heart and think of him in all of lifes ups and downs because he was a perfect role model of what strength and courage looks like. Thank you all for allowing Matthew to be such a big part of my life since we were children. Im so happy to have these wonderful memories. May you find the strength to move forward in everyday knowing that is what Matthew would want for you all. I love you all so much, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Cvetka, Paul, Robert and Stephen
My heart goes out to you all in this time of sorrow and loss. May the love of those around you comfort you through the days ahead.
Our daughter Brenna spoke so fondly of Matthew. Sending you all our loving support through this most difficult loss.Take care of each other.
Our deepest condolences for your loss of a beautiful son. God Bless everyone.
Steve Balazic and Family
My deepest condolences for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Steve Balazic and family.
My deepest condolences. I didn't know Matthew very well, but he was so happy and friendly that I had a lot of fun when we did get a chance to spend time together. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A spouse who loses a spouse is called a widow or widower. A child who loses a parent is called an orphan, but a parent who loses a child has no name. That is because of the heavy sorrow that the death must bring. Prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time. May your angels in heaven watch over you.
A beautiful young man..who will be greatly missed. My heart aches for your loss. God Bless you. Sandra Nascimento and Family
Dear Cvetka, Paul, Robert and Stephen,
We are heartbroken to hear of our beloved Matthew's passing--- the ZAG's won't be the same without him.
Sylvia and Stan Zoldos
My deepest sympathies to Cvetka and Paul and your entire family. Matt was one of a kind and had a brave soul.
You and my son were "neighbours" this summer at TGH. Your Dad and I spoke a few times about our beloved sons, and my son Tony and I just saw you on Thursday at the TGH Clinic. Tony called me yesterday telling me of your death and we are extremely saddened for you, and your family. It was a privilege to meet you and talk to you about our common issues re life with an LVAD. RIP, Matthew.
Was a great friend to me for 2 years, Helped me with my First trip to Canada, what to see & where to go, such a giving kind man. I'll miss him dearly.
Our Deepest Condolences to Paul, Cvetka, Robert and Stephan. Matthew was a exceptional young man, always smiling and eager to chat. He handled his many health challanges with a grace that inspired us......He will be missed, but never forgotten. Love From Joe, Marilyn, Vanessa & Laura Hozjan
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are with you in this difficult time.
My sincerest condolences to the families. I send special greetings to Cvetka and Paul and wish you strength, peace and comfort from your family and friends. Sincerely, Maria Zajc McDonald
"Mathew we only met for a short time but I was inspired by your positive attitude and your gental spirit ..... Rest in Peace my friend.."
May you all find God's peace at this tragic time
(Friends of Vida Antolin-Jenkins)
I will always remember the fun times at our cottage with our son, Scott and all your engineering friends. Sleep well....Dave and Janet Wetton
"Matthew we only met for a short time, but I was inspired by your positive attitude and gental spirit....... Rest in Peace my friend....."
Dear Paul and family, words cannot express the heaviness in our hearts for you. I pray that you will find peace in the love and support from family and friends, both near and across the miles. You are a wonderful family who has endured much. Know you are loved and held up during this time of sorrow. May beautiful memories surround you always.
God had a plan and that is how your life was. May you be happy wherever you are and impart love and peace to your loving parents.
Rest In Peace.
Years ago I met you through a mutual friend and you were my date for a friends wedding.
You were a great guy.
I send my prayers to your family.
Matthew dear friend - you will be fondly remembered - your kind spirit - your helpful ways - you will be greatly missed - God Bless You and keep you with your loved ones in Heaven - we will meet again dear friend - love Aunt Patti & Uncle Pat
im so sorry for you loss, your in my prayers