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Matthew Yan-Hung Sit



Matthew (or Matty, as we call him) was born with a rare disorder combined with a myriad of other complications. He was deaf, non-verbal, and cognitively delayed, but faced every challenge with the utmost patience and determination, and still managed to learn procedures and routines with incredible alacrity. He beat the odds time and time again, but on Tuesday, November 28, it was not meant to be. He passed away in his sleep peacefully, surrounded by his family.

His parents Henry and Sally, older brother Jeremy (Stephanie), older sister Clarissa, twin brother (and best friend) Timothy, niece Elizabeth, along with many more relatives, would like to take this opportunity to honour and celebrate Matty. With his sense of indefatigable optimism, good humour, and an attitude of “don’t worry, I’ll face any challenge and find a way”, he has been our inspiration for the last 24 years and will continue to be so for the rest of our lives.

Beyond being one of the sweetest and most valiant people we know, Matty taught us to exercise empathy every single day, to see past the surface and look for the best in every single person, and to appreciate just how blessed we are. His warmth, playfulness, innocence, and love for life brought our family closer together and closer to God.

Words cannot express how grateful we are for Matthew’s many caregivers, including Dr. Lyle McGonigle and the staff at Garneau Pediatric Associates, the medical staff at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital, along with his many teachers and aides.

A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 7:30 PM at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 13, at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 210 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton.

Donations in Matthew’s memory may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

In Loving Memory of
Matthew Yan-Hung Sit
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Prayer Service:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7:30 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Mass
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
11:00 AM
St. Thomas More
210 Haddow Close
Edmonton, AB
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14611 Mark Messier Trail
Edmonton, AB
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