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Obituary - Matthew Bessant

Matthew Bessant

1967 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Bessant(2018)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Matthew Kevin Bessant announce his passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the age of 51 years. He left the fold of his loving family to be runited with his brother, Jason. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Alexandra and Jessica Bessant and their mother, Carmen Bessant; his mother, Rita Bessant (Wayne) and his father, David Bessant (Fay); brother, Bronson Lavay and little sis, Teresa; brother-in-law, Giovanni Aguilar. Other special people in Matt’s life include his bestie’s, Heather and Darrell as well as numerous family and friends... too numerous to mention. As a musician, artist and adventurer, Matt made an impact on everyone he met. A Celebration of Matthew’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Guy Snell officiating. Memorial donations in Matt’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8 or to a program which supports homelessness.


  1. Darrell & Tracy Flegel:
    Dec 03, 2018 at 09:08 PM

    Sincerest condolences to family & friends at this difficult time. May God comfort you & surround you with His everlasting love.

  2. Daniel Becker:
    Dec 04, 2018 at 03:29 PM

    Deepest Sympathies for your loss. May God surround you all with his undying love. Bless you all.

  3. Collin MacDonald:
    Dec 04, 2018 at 05:35 PM

    I am so very sorry to hear this, my deepest condolences on you loss.

  4. The Vodon Families.:
    Dec 05, 2018 at 01:34 AM

    Rita & Families. Our prayers and condolences go out to your family at this difficult time. Live with the good memories & good times you spent with Matt. Another angel gone too soon.

  5. Carl Nohr:
    Dec 05, 2018 at 10:36 PM

    My condolences on your loss. I know Matt will be greatly missed until you meet again.

  6. Brad Neubauer:
    Dec 06, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Unfortunately, I can't be with you on then 10th- I'm in Calgary- however, I'll be thinking of you at 11:00. Matt was a good fellow, and even though we lost track of each other recently, I've not forgotten how things were. My condolences to the families.

  7. Marilyn Crisp:
    Dec 08, 2018 at 01:44 PM

    Rita, thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. Cherish the memories of the past, memories of your son, who will always be in your heart. With deepest sympathy for your loss.

  8. Eleanor Grona:
    Dec 08, 2018 at 05:26 PM

    Dear Dave and family, although I didn't know your son personally, I'm sending my sincerest condolences to you at this time. It seems such a tragedy to lose a child in the prime of his life.
    Sincerest sympathy and a wish for strength to get you through this sadness,
    Thinking of you ,
    Your friends,
    Eleanor Grona and Dominic Isernia

  9. Eileen Lloyd:
    Dec 10, 2018 at 12:48 AM

    Dear Rita, David, Wayne, and Fay,

    Mark just called and my heart aches for all of you. Love, hugs and prayers to all.. especially at 11 tomorrow.. may you find strength and comfort in the love of God, family, friends and the many stories, photos and memories through the days ahead until we all meet up again.

  10. Gary Trithart:
    Dec 29, 2018 at 04:31 PM

    I was just checking Facebook to see what my old friend from Medicine Hat was up to and I am very saddened to find that he has passed away. My most sincere condolences. Matt was a unique person to say the least and we shared many happy times!

  11. Steve Srubowich:
    Jan 11, 2019 at 08:29 PM

    Some 30 years back Matt & I talked and listened to a variety of music, sharing opinions on it and opening each others ears to new sounds. I will always fondly remember Matt's insights & passion for music. My deepest condolences. Heaven has gained another colorful musician. R.I.P. Matt.

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