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Matthew Holmes Blanchard Obituary
Matthew Holmes Blanchard
2-8-2013 ~ 2-10-2013
London, England-Matthew Holmes Blanchard was born on 8 Feb 2013 in London, England. The morning of 10 Feb 2013, after a short 33 hours, he died peacefully in his parents' arms, in King's College Hospital, returning to his heavenly home. Matthew died of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which prevented his lungs from developing in his otherwise perfect body.
When Matthew was diagnosed with CDH, his parents prayed for peace, and prayed Matthew would be a fighter. And for months he kicked and hit his mum from the inside, more than his three older siblings combined. In the NICU, Matthew was taken off the ventilator while his family sang of eternal reunion. The many prayers for Matthew were answered and he accomplished his mission on earth. Matthew is missed.
Matthew is the son of Rachel & Bryant Blanchard. In addition to his parents, Matthew is survived by his loving siblings, Elizabeth(7), William(4) and Jonathan(3); his grandparents Heidi & Tim Holmes (of Gig Harbor, WA) and Kristie & Bruce Blanchard (of Sandy, UT); his great grandparents Lois Cummings and Maureen & Dean Holmes; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Matthew was welcomed to the spirit world by his late great grandparents Julia & Merlin Blanchard, Betty & Lyman Smith, and Eugene Williams, and Aunt Marianne Blanchard.
A viewing and funeral will be held on Sat. 23 Feb 2013 at the Alta View Ward Chapel located at 1850 E Viscounti Dr (8600 S, enter from Highland Dr). The viewing will be held from 10:00-11:45, with the funeral at 12:00. He will be buried in the Mountain View Cemetery at 3115 E. 7800 S.

Published in Deseret News on Feb. 17, 2013
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