It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Matthew John Wasyl Bozdek.
Cherished son of Marta and Walter Bozdek, beloved grandson of Kay and John Kornijenko, dear nephew of Lily and Steve Lewicki and cousin of Anne.
He will be dearly missed by his godparents Margret Hovanec and Yuri Mischenko as well as extended family in Ontario and Ukraine.
Matthew was born in Ukraine and came to Canada as an adoptee when he was a year old. He brought much joy and happiness and excitement to his whole family. Things that he liked, he embraced with a passion, particularly centred around cars, preferably exotic ones, and computers. This passion for cars was evident from a very young age and he forever bemoaned the fact that his parents had not entered him into professional go-kart racing as a first step on the way to a career as a race car driver. He was a very good kayaker and we enjoyed many family camping vacations as well as road trips in Canada and the U.S., usually with our chocolate lab Porkchop who was his backseat 'brother'.
As a young adult Matthew was finally diagnosed with autism and subsequently other mental health issues. He struggled to find a way to live in our world.
May he find peace in the embrace of a merciful and kind lord.
There will be a private family funeral for both Matthew and his beloved grandmother who also passed away, unexpectedly, within days of Matthew's passing.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Matthew's memory would be appreciated.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Demetrius
Support for Ukraine - medical kits / humanitarian aid / do consider selecting helmets and vests, they are needed. There are many ways to donate, below are some trusted links.
Unite with Ukraine (Ukraine World Congress)