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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 was celebrated in a Private Ceremony on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Kevin Driver officiating.

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

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