It is with deep sorrow & much love that we mourn the passing of Cody Michael Matkea of Ross Haven on May 5, 2019, at the age of 21.
Cody will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Robin Matkea; brother, Jordan Laible (Tess Twardy); sisters: Ashley Matkea, Kara Matkea, Shaylynn Matkea, Tianna Matkea; grandparents, Ron & Zelda Matkea; cousin, Ben Matkea & niece, Lyla Matkea.
Cody was predeceased by his uncle, Lyle Matkea.
Cody had an infectious sense of humour and saw the good in everyone. Cody was very competitive in sports and could run like the wind. You had to refuse any challenge to a foot race or be badly beaten! Cody used these talents to excel in sports, especially Lacrosse and football. Cody loved the outdoors, water and fishing. He was always happy to drop a line in the water and help teach his younger sisters the sport of fishing. Cody never completely succeeded in getting his sisters to remove the hook. Cody loved being with his brother, sisters and cousin, along with many friends at the lake. Cody was a great tease and hated to see anyone upset. Cody worked so hard to graduate and succeed in getting his diploma while working part time. He went on to be an amazing welder he created some beautiful pieces for his mom which he never failed to admire. Cody was loved by all. As family and friends, we all feel the huge loss. We re thankful for all the memories Cody left us, with memories of so much love and laughter.