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Suddenly on Feb 19th, Dr.Matthew Paschak left us too soon. Dr.Paschak was pre-deceased by his grand parents Walter and Olga and Stanley Sr. and Helen. Left behind to mourn this immeasurable loss are his loving parents Greg and Teresa, brother Steven (Yunfang), and beloved nephew and godson William. Also left to grieve are his Uncles and Aunts, Andy, Suzy, Stan, Anne, Patrick and Donna, and cousins Andrea (Kerry), Vicki, Alan (Erika), Eric and Marc. Matthew leaves behind a legion of friends from St.Paul’s High School, 2 univiersities, St.Mary’s Academy where he was a teacher, and all his colleagues in Medicine. Believe me, they are too numerous to name, I tried. Dr.Matthew was the kindest, gentlest and most honorable soul most of us have ever known. He was a natural born healer, counselor and in the truest sense of the words, a man for others. His impressive career took him from science to education and then to medicine. He valued all of his students where he taught at St.Mary’s and would be so touched to know the impact he had on so many. His true calling though was healing. He had the power to heal with his words, his presence and finally his hands. By all accounts he was a singularly gifted physician who in his short career was already able to make an enormous impact on both his colleagues and his patients. He cherished his colleagues and fellow med students very much and indeed was happiest when he was in action as a doctor. To his family, he was a source of joy, humor and fun. Whether it was playing board games with Dad or taking Mom for breakfasts, quoting episodes of Star Trek verbatim with his brother, or having Smash Brothers tournaments with his nephew, he was perpetual light. His loss is absolutely immeasurable and the world is forever darkened by his passing. The world lost a singularly talented, teacher, doctor, and friend. Moving forward without him seems impossible, but we know a soul as bright as his, resides eternally with his savior Jesus Christ and he is in the arms of his beloved Grandmas now, who are probably spoiling him with baking and hugs as we speak. To his friends who are too numerous to mention, know he loved you all and your company was so so valuable to him. You are all our family now, you know who you are. There are aren’t enough words available in the English language to describe him and the impact he left. So, we close in the words of William Shakespeare, perhaps the only one fit enough to describe him: “This was the noblest Roman of them all. He only in a general honest thought and common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and all the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the World, “This was a man!”.” We will love you forever. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine in Matthew’s name to further both his passions, education and medicine. Matthew would want more young people to realize their dreams of being doctors. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday February 28 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (737 Bannerman Ave.) with internment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery. Care and arrangements entrusted to Cropo Funeral Chapel. “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6: 39-40

Divine Liturgy

10:00 am
Friday, February 28, 2020
St. Nicholas UC Church
737 Bannerman Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Holy Family Cemetery
4355 Main Street
West St Paul, Manitoba, Canada