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MATTHEW JAMES CHREPTYK February 13, 1983 to November 2, 2012 Ever present in the "Garage Mahal"... may your dreams be fulfilled in Heaven It is with great sadness, we announce the sudden death of Matthew James Chreptyk on November 2, 2012 due to a fatal car accident near Bala, Ontario. Matthew had the best smile, a great laugh, was full of adventure and was an inspiration to everyone that knew him. Matthew was full of love - and for him, friendship meant everything. His numerous friends are a testament to his strength and generosity of spirit. Matthew is the son of Joanne Chreptyk and Derek Greasley of Jarratt, grandson of Lois and the late John Chreptyk of Fenelon Falls, brother to Teresa Greasley and her husband Rik Juszczuk of Bala and uncle to their son Jace, nephew of Doug Chreptyk of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Debbie Brown and Ted Rodd of Lindsay and cousin to Michael Brown and Ryan Chreptyk-Thurston of Lindsay. A Celebration of Matthew's Life was held with his many friends and family at the Jarratt Hall on Thursday, November 8th. Many thanks to Lutie-Ann Presley of Lindsay, Caroline Fenelius of Fenelon Falls, William Roberts and Beth MCWaters of Toronto, Joan and Tony Malfara, Paul Malfara, Jean MCCann, Lisa MCCann, Gladys Masters, Connie Stewart and Anne Di Bello, all of Richmond Hill. Great appreciation to Ontario Provincial Police (Bracebridge detachment), the Detroit Eatery on the Danforth in Toronto, Dr. Webb and staff of the Orillia and District Veterinary Services on Line 11, The Jarratt Community Hall and Sue Stanley and Jim Bell of Belcroft Estates.

Published in the Toronto Star from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012