MATT, Erin

Posted: October 27th, 2020


The amazing spirit of ERIN MATT (née Linnard) slipped from earth to heaven on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Lethbridge at the age of 38 years.

Erin was born on March 1, 1982 in Banff to Glynn and Evanne Linnard. She attended elementary and high school in Canmore before completing an Education degree at the University of Lethbridge. She married Greg Matt in 2004. They built their lives and community in Lethbridge while Erin taught elementary school in Warner. Erin was an inspired teacher who gave her all for her students.

Erin’s greatest joy, her son Bentley, arrived in 2011.

In 2010, Erin was diagnosed with Von-Hippel Lindau syndrome. Over a decade that included difficult surgeries, complicated treatments, and an early end to her teaching career, Erin openly shared the highs and lows of her experiences and became an advocate, inspiration, and educator for those living with permanent and invisible disabilities.

Erin was an endlessly giving mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and lifelong teacher who was committed to making life joyful, memorable, and meaningful for those around her.

Erin will be lovingly missed by her husband and son, Greg and Bentley Matt, of Lethbridge; her parents, Glynn and Evanne and her brother, Adam Linnard (Lauren Kepkiewicz) and adored nephews Bryn and River, all of Canmore; and her friend-families from Lethbridge, the Bow Valley, and elsewhere.

Erin’s life will be celebrated in a Private Ceremony on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Kevin Driver officiating.

For those who wish to view, the service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Erin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Erin, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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2 Condolences for “MATT, Erin”

  1. Lillian Snidal says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Erin’s passing. Whenever she was able to, she volunteered to help in Ben’s grade 2 class and she was like a burst of energy and light that brightened our surroundings. My prayers and thoughts are with Erin’s family.

  2. Carolyn Anderson says:

    I was so so sad to learn of Erin’s passing. I so enjoyed the times I got spend with Erin – her smile and laugh, her wonderful positive presence and dang was she ever gorgeous. That beautiful hair! She inspired me to build intentional memories with my kids and to be brave in adversity. The world is a little less bright without her in it. I am praying your whole family. 💔

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