Zdybal, Matthew


ZDYBAL, Matthew Chester

October 3, 1989 – January 29, 2021

With heavy hearts the family of Matthew Chester Zdybal, a man being hailed a hero, announces his tragic passing at the young age of 31. Born in Toronto on October 3, 1989 to Janina “Nina” and John; oldest brother to Craig and Eric and much loved grandson of Maria Zdybal. Greeted in heaven by grandparents Sodalia and Czeslaw Wasiuk, Walerian Zdybal, godmother Yolanda Gorzynski-Krula and furry friend Wojtek. Matthew will forever be remembered by his aunts and uncles Ania (Steve) Lewicki, Richard (Sylvia) Wasiuk, Teresa (Michael) Nichol, Krysia (Lou) Dal Ben, Josie (Scott) Wimpory, Richard (Diane) Zdybal, Ted Zdybal and Dianne (John) Gora, numerous cousins and extended family in Canada, USA, Poland and Ireland and his much loved dog Macy.

Matthew was raised in Port Credit and had a giant presence across the Greater Toronto Area.  He was active in cheerleading, baseball, volleyball and numerous other activities. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and had a heart of gold, evident to anyone he had met in life. An incredibly hard worker, Matthew loved to spend time working and playing on the family farm in Vanessa, Ontario, both up in the trees and down on the ground chasing his dogs and chickens and ripping in the dirt. He turned his love for the outdoors into a business and was always on the go.

It was hard to find a time when he didn’t have a smile on his face and he will be remembered for his infectious personality. He was a great family member and friend and will be sorely missed by everyone.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Matthew’s memory to Inugoya Rehoming & Rehabilitation – a non-profit foster home for dogs that was near and dear to Matthew’s heart. Donations are best accepted by PayPal or E-Transfer to [email protected].

Visitation will be Saturday February 6th 2021 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and and Sunday February 7th 2021 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at St. John Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium, 737 Dundas St E in Mississauga. Unfortunately due to COVID, visitation will be by appointment only. Please use this link to register for a visitation time: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/MatthewZdybal@canadiansmartsystems.ca/bookings/


The family invites you to attend a Memorial Service Livestream that will be available on Sunday February 7th at 2:00 p.m  E.S.T and is available using the link below:




We are asking for prayers for all the victims and families affected by this devastating tragedy.

11 replies
  1. Ming and John Persic
    Ming and John Persic says:

    My heart aches for you with the recent passing of your son Matthew, and I understand there are no right words to erase the pain and suffering that you feel. Please know I am thinking of you and your family, and please let me know if you need anything.

  2. Claudio D'Intino
    Claudio D'Intino says:

    Nina and the Zdybal family, there no words to comfort your loss. You are in my prayers. Please, everyone must follow their own individual path of grief and be open to counselling when YOU feel it is right.

  3. Helen Ramires
    Helen Ramires says:

    Nina and family, so sorry for the loss of your son Matthew. Sending you our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. We wish you peace and comfort as you grieve, as you go through this difficult time. Sending you our love and comforting hugs.

  4. Ken, Huyen, Nara and Maddie Hare
    Ken, Huyen, Nara and Maddie Hare says:

    Nina, John, Eric and Craig – We were devastated to hear about Matt, but not surprised to hear about his bravery in trying to help others. Matt’s positive energy, smile and willingness to lend a hand will be remembered by many. Our hears are with you over the months and years to come.

    Ken, Huyen, Maddie, Nara

  5. Peter and Sandra Martin
    Peter and Sandra Martin says:

    We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of you wonderful son. He truly was an exceptional young man. There are no words to adequately express the sorrow that we feel for you both and your whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    • Nina Zdybal
      Nina Zdybal says:

      Peter & Sandra,

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We are grateful for friends like you at this time of sorrow.

      John, Nina, Craig & Eric

  6. Appel Family
    Appel Family says:

    Nina, John, Craig and Eric, our hearts are broken at the loss of Matthew. We know that you have many wonderful memories to cherish of this amazing, kind, sweat and handsome hero. We love you all the pray for you. Love Adriana, Barry and Natalie Appel

  7. William and Jennifer Furman
    William and Jennifer Furman says:

    Nina and family,
    Wishing you the strength to face the days ahead and wonderful memories to cherish forever.
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  8. Christine Fancey
    Christine Fancey says:

    Nina and family, sending condolences to you all on the loss of your son Matthew. Thinking of you and the pain that you are going through. Cherish his memories, they will help you get through some tough times.


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