While at the ballpark, Matt was 2 for 2 with a double and triple, when he passed away suddenly, surrounded by his team and family, doing what he loved.
Matt will be forever missed by his wife, Robin, and their daughter, Teslyn; parents, Al and Glenys; brother, David Edwards (Laura) and sister, Susan Rankin (Brett); parents-in-law, Tim and Sandi Kane; brother-in-law, Mark Kane (Caity); nieces and nephews: Samson and Amber Edwards, Thomas and Juliet Rankin and Annalise, Finn, and Madelyn Kane. His extended family includes Aunt Ada Wynn (Glyn), Uncles Marshall Charchun and Trevor Quigley, and cousins Jeff, Robb, and Kerry; Bob and Jenny; Janine, Jim, and John. Matt was predeceased by his nephew, Cole Edwards, and aunts, Nancy Quigley and Nevis Charchun.
Born and raised in St. Albert, Matt was a brilliant athlete and a lifelong participant in sports, from the AAA and University levels to beer leagues. It was baseball, hockey, volleyball and horseshoes where he showed his natural athleticism and created so many meaningful friendships. He was also incredibly creative – jamming on the drums or harmonica with friends, creating art, constructing games and events for family and friends, or being your wedding singer. And you knew everything would be done with a smile, a laugh, and maybe a rum.
Matt earned a Civil Engineering Degree from Queen’s University and enjoyed a fulfilling career as a Professional Engineer because there was no problem his amazing mind could not solve.
In 2000, Matt married his favourite person Robin Kane, and in 2005, they welcomed the best part of their life, Teslyn. Matt cherished the privilege of being Teslyn’s dad. He loved coaching her, the family game nights, creating art together, visits to escape rooms, trying to catch waves in Mexico, and the newest hobby of paddle boarding. Matt, Robin, and Teslyn also loved their family vacation time in Mexico, Rhode Island, Jasper, and Robb.
His kindness, intelligence, creativity, sense of humour, charisma and his laugh are some of the many things that we will always remember. Especially that laugh. Oh, that laugh.
Please join the family in celebrating his life and that laugh on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 3:00pm at The Venue at River Cree Resort. Please access through the WEST doors, by the Twin Rinks and follow the signs to The Venue.
Matt would love it if all kids could have the opportunity to enjoy sport as he did. Consider a donation to:
Kidsport Edmonton https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/edmonton/donate/