Whelan, Matthew Clarence Patrick

January 4th, 2020

Sadly, peacefully following in the footprints of his parents, passed on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the age of 32 years. Missed by his brother Christopher James Hartland; Matt’s wife Elysia Maylea (née Roy); his aunt Lorraine Ryan (Glenn McArdle), Joseph and Natasha; uncle Kevin Ryan (Kay Smithman), Andrew and Nicholas; aunt Bernice Ryan and by his cats. He will also be missed by the Conrad, McTaggart and Roy families. Many dear friends and military family will also be mourning his loss. There will always be a spot in our hearts filled with our memories of you. As a 4th generation Canadian Armed Forces member, a veteran of Afghanistan, and recipient of the General Campaign Star – South-West Asia medal, and stationed at 5 Canadian, Div. Support Centre, Master Corporal Matthew Whelan, you are forever proudly in the service of “The Royal Canadian Regiment”. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 6:30 ~ 8:30 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. There will be a reception immediately following the service at Beaver Hall, Building 63, located at Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford Street East, London. Private interment in Montreal, Quebec will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Matt are asked to consider the Humane Society London & Middlesex. 

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Adam Dicy I first met Matthew in December 2015 very briefly as he was visiting London that day. I only wish I'd gotten to know him a little better. From what I learned he was dedicated to the military and his family. My heart goes out to his wife Elysia, his older brother Christopher Whelan and other members of his family in their time to grieve their loss. Matt will be greatly missed.
Carol DeyI had the pleasure to know Matt through my daughter Amanda and her husband Sam Murphy. Matt was a groomsman in their wedding party. When Amanda and Sam had their twins I remember how much love and help Matt and a Elysia gave to them. Matt was so good to the boys. I know Sam and Matt had a special bond from serving together in Afghanistan. Matt you left many good memories for a lot of people and you are gone way too young. Sending hugs to Elysia and sincere condolences to Matt’s brother Chris and family. Matt thank you for the smiles and laughs that I remember in the short time I knew you. May you have eternal peace and rest now.
Kim Stewart My family and I have known Matt since he was a young boy in public school as he was a good friend to my Daughter Alicia. He had a lot of loss in his lifetime from loosing his mother and then his father. Watching him grow into a young man that his parents would be proud of was a truly beautiful site. Seeing him start cadets and then going straight into the military made me so proud of him. He always tried his hardest and I considered him to be apart of our family. He always made time to visit my daughters and us when he came to London for a visit. He always had a smile and was so happy to help in any way he could. The time we had with him was always welcomed and looked forward to. There is so many memories, pictures of him during his time in cadets, visits and even the excitement of his Wedding to Elysia! I’d never seen him happier then that day he married her! He found the one as he said to me! We will cherish our time with him always and he will always be in our hearts. He was a true friend, leader and we’ve all lost a great man! Chris and Elysia, know that he was loved by many and he will always be in your hearts, soul and memories. He is now at peace with his parents. Sending prayers, hugs and our condolences.
Clarke Road Football Seinors My heart goes out to the Whelan family. Im currently attending the highschool he went to. I dont know him personally but I can imagine the leadership and team player he was due to of being a prior football player. right now I'm a fourth year seinor and on behalf of the Clarke Road Trojans football team our hearts go out to the family and any loved one to know him. Our consolences- Clarke Road Trojans Football team Seiniors 2019-2020
Brett CarrI am so sorry for your loss. My son Brett served with Matt and spoke highly of him. Thank you for your service to our country Matt. May you rest in peace with our Lord. Praying for all the family that God will comfort your hearts.
Samantha CrosbyMy condolences to Matt's family and friends, you will be our thoughts and prays through this difficult time. I lost touch with Matt after highschool, unfortunately, but during those years he was a good friend. He will be remembered as a great man.
Julie Ames McLayI was Matt’s grade four teacher. He was interested in military service even at that young age. Being from a military family myself, I remember our conversations about military life. Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service.
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