MATHEWS, Justin David


Justin David Mathews

It is with deep sadness we share news of our beloved son and his unexpected passing. Justin Mathews, 33 of Edmonton, Alberta, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Justin was born in 1984 to David and Mabel Mathews. Justin is survived by his parents; his three older sisters Shari Reklow (Mike), Sandra Mathews Borzel (Paul), Joyce Mathews-Goossen (Derek), two nieces Alexia and Keirthana and four nephews (Aaron, Vaughn, Jovan and Darius). He is also survived by his close friends and several aunts, uncles and cousins in India and all over the world.  A cherished brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend; he could always be found helping those in need. Justin was an inspiration to all who knew him.

A Funeral Service will be held at

Ellerslie Road Baptist Church 10603 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton, AB, T6W 1A1

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am (Viewing 10:00-10:50 am) Interment to follow at Rosehill Cemetery 1605 – 141 St. SW, Edmonton, AB, T6W Canada

Refreshments to follow at Ellerslie Baptist Church

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2


Special Acknowledgements Our sincere thanks and gratitude to the kind and caring staff at the University of Alberta Hospital Emergency and Intensive Care Unit, the emergency room staff and the critical care doctors, nurses and staff, everyone offered us compassion and we felt that Justin was provided with the best possible care. Thank you to all who took the time to pray, call and visit. Our family deeply appreciates your kind expression of sympathy in our time of great sorrow.  Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation

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Ellerslie Road Baptist Church

10603 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1A1

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Rosehill Cemetery - Edmonton

1605 141 Steet SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1A3

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Micha Jurisic

Dear Matthews family,
You have my deepest condolences for your loss. I went to high school with Justin and we were friends, sharing many classes together. I remember his smile and wit every morning in art class. He was kind, funny, and charming. You have my sympathies, i know he is missed by many.
Micha Jurisic

Margaret Guthrie

Matthews family,
What a shock to see this news on CBC. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We have so many good memories with your family from Hay River and Manning.
Bing, Margaret, Lydia and Abigail

Keith Barnes

Dear Mathews family, I am very sorry for the loss of Justin. A wonderful brother, son and he was a great friend growing up.
Justin was very witty, smart and had a great sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Danny Collins

I am very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your brother. My condolences to you and your family during this hard time.


We the hurting with you and share your grief at this time of Justin’s Departure. Another Justin our son ( Justin Pnaich) who went to school with Justin Mathews called us very early this morning & broke the news to us telling me that we gave rides to him when they were young. We have had a sad day today. We pray to the God almighty to accept & bless this soul so it rests in peace.

Colleen Gould

Thinking of you at this time of sudden loss of your son Justin. Thoughts & prayers are with you

Regina George

Our prayers are with all of you. May God give you His peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Regina George


David and Leelamma, We are sharing your sorrow. We have no words to comfort you. But the Lord can give you peace that surpasses all our understanding, let that peace comfort you. We do not know what is in our future but we know who holds our future. Our prayers are with you. Sorry we could not come and visit you.

Jibu and Sheeba Varghese

Our heartfelt prayers and condolences to all of Justin’s family and his loved ones at this time. May the good and gracious Lord surround you with His warmth and comfort as you grieve this unexpected loss. Justin will be remembered by the both of us for his warm smile and his helpful nature. God bless you all.

Karmen Evoy

I’m incredibly sorry for your loss. I went to school with Justin in Manning, and we actually lived in your old house for many years.

We reconnected in 2008, what a true gentlemen and friend.

Sending love and light

Karmen (Vandemark) Evoy

Chas, Darcy, & Noah Fortier

Our sincere condolences to the Mathew’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lee Reklow

David, Mabel, Shari, Joyce and Sandra, We are all so sorry for the loss of Justin. His beautiful smile and wonderful humour will not be forgotten. Our thoughts with you all.
Lee, Terry, & Rhiannon Reklow-Kerfoot

Balbir Samra

Everyone who knew Justin will miss him. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Mathews family. Losing a loved one is very difficult. God give the family much needed strength during this difficult time.

Peter & Judy Goossen

Shari, Sandra & Joyce
We know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling with the loss of your brother. We know that your bond as siblings was very close. Please take comfort that his life though far to short will always be remembered in your stories and memories. May you find comfort in those memories knowing that he will not be forgotten.
Love Peter & Judy

Peter & Judy Goossen

David & Mabel
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your son Justin. We always looked forward to joking and talking with him at our family get togethers at Derek and Joyce`s. May your memories of Justin and the love or your family surround you. Your son lives on in your heart and will be with you always. Love Peter & Judy

Andy Wuscher

We only briefly met Justin when we were celebrating the birthday of his nephew Jovan a while back. My wife and I met a happy and very kind gentleman that we have very much enjoyed talking to for this short time.

Our deepest condolences!

Andy Wuscher & Mykey Mohammed

Kathie Goertz Thompson

My dear Matthews…my heart is broken for you at this time…There are no words adequate to ease the pain you’re feeling. May it comfort you somehow, though, to know that others, like me, are walking through this valley with you and holding you up to our loving Abba-Father in prayer, asking Him to hold you close and pour the soothing oil of His loving comfort into your shattered hearts. With love and prayers, Kathie (and Keith, of course) <3

Frank Pinciotti

So sorry for your loss. Words cannot replace the empty feeling we have when we lose a loved one. But the love and compassion of our friends allows us to continue on and find peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

James Mathew (Vinu)

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to David uncle and family. May God give everyone Peace.
– Vinu and family, Houston

Ernie & Marj. Reklow

Our sincere sympathy to the entire Matthews family. We pray you will find comfort knowing others share your grief. God Bless you all.

Leslie Proskurniak

David, Mabel, Shari,Sandra and Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of Justin’s passing, my thoughts are with you all, Hugs Leslie❤️

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