Call +1 (705) 746-5855 Fax: +1 (705) 746-5856 81 James St. Parry Sound, ON [email protected]


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Matthew James Sangelais announce his tragic passing on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 in Odessa, Texas. Age 25 years.

Beloved son of Julie and Larry Olds, and William Sangelais. Loving brother of Jodi Sangelais. Adored grandson of Therese Sangelais (the late Richard), and the late Diane and James Bishop. Cherished godson of Eilleen and the late Jerry. Matt will be sorely missed by his aunts, uncles, other relatives, and many friends.

Cremation has taken place.

A private family service will be held at Holy Family Church, Britt.

A public celebration of Matt’s life will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Holy Family Church, or the Britt Nursing Station would be greatly appreciated.


Jodi and family . I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother /son . Sending strength to each of you. Cherish all your memories and hold them close to your heart. Thinking of you in the days to come .

-Brenda walton

Julie Jody and Larry we are so sorry for your great loss.Our hearts are breaking for you. Our prayers ae with you.

-Marilyn and Ralph Grisdale

There are no words to express the sadness that I feel for Matt's family and all those who knew him. May it give you some peace to know that you are in everyone's thoughts and prayers.

-Heather McLaren

Our sincere condolences to Matt’s family and friends.

-Dan Deshevy and family

My heartfelt condolences to Jodi and your whole family. There are no words for such a loss. I'm holding you all in my thoughts and heart. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

-Bethany Reed

Julie and Larry on behalf of the members we express out condolences on the passing of Matt. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.


My husband, Andy, and myself would like to send our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Matthew. We remember the summer days he spent with our boys playing on the shores of Old Mill Island. Fishing off our dock, and playing in Jack's swamped boat on the shoreline. Both my boys saw Matt not long before Covid started. They met up by accident at in Sudbury, enjoying the night and talking about their younger years in Britt. Matt was so excited about his future on the rigs and looked to the future in a positive light. We are so sorry for your loss. We will have you in our prayers.

Andy, Sheila, Andrew and Joey Samplonius (Old Mill Island, Britt)

-Andy and Sheila Samplonius

To Comfort You Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow Tom and Sue

-Tom and Sue Besner

We are so sorry to hear that your son, Matt, has tragically and suddenly been taken away. Our heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences. Michele and John Foley

-Michele and John Foley

Dear Matt's family
I would like to send our deepest condolences. I met Matt only once back when all the boys lived together in Red Deer. Our son is Harrison. I really enjoyed meeting all the boys there. You are in our thoughts and prayers🙏💕 . So very sorry for your loss. Darcy and Brenda Gilbert

-Brenda Gilbert

Condolences to the family.

-Marilyn Kiselchuk

Julie, Larry, Jodi, Bill and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Matt. It is such a tragic ending to a beautiful life. I remember him as a child so full of energy with a gorgeous smile! May he remain alive in your hearts forever.
Lorrie & Doug Kerr (formally St.Amant)

-Lorrie Kerr

Julie, Larry & Jodi ❤️
We are so so sorry to hear this tragic news Matthew. Please know that we are holding all of you very close to our hearts and sending you some strength to get through the days ahead. With loads of love and our very deepest condolences.

-Ian & Dana Campeau

... Terribly sorry to hear of this news. He was a wonderful man; he won’t be forgotten. May you be comforted during this difficult time.

-Jamie Doherty

Julie, Larry, Jodi and family,
My deepest condolences.
My heart aches for you. The legacy of Matt will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Please let me know if you need anything.

-Debbie St Amant

Julie and family
We are so very sorry to hear about Matt's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We are thinking of all of you.

-Brenda Dolan & Family

Julie, Larry and Jodi
We are so sorry to hear of Matts passing. I cant imagine what you are all going through at this time. Matt was a very Kind and Caring Gentleman. Our Thoughts are with you all during this time.

-Pam And Darran Andersen

While I have not seen Matt in quite sometime, I was very sorry to hear of his passing . As the Principal of his elementary school, I knew Matt as an energetic , vibrant , very nice person. May God always watch over you Matt!

-David Mc Dougall

I am truly sorry for your loss. Matt was a pleasure to know, and loved learning new things. He will be missed, This was a better place for having known him.

Sincerely, Chris.

-Chris Chabot

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your son.
There are no words.
My prayers are with you.

-Mike Payne

As a young man who embodied effort and attitude, Matt made everyone around him a better person. He was always there to lend a helping hand and we can’t recall a time when he wasn’t cheerful. He visited us a few times at the cottage and was a grateful, polite young man. As an employee at the marina, he couldn’t do enough for you...he was always there to lend a hand and to assist in anyway possible.
May he Rest In Peace!
Our sincere condolences!

Terry and Sally Timmons

-Terry and Sally Timmons

Julie, Larry, William and Jodi...I and my parents are so deeply saddened by your terrible and tragic loss. Indeed, the world shall miss the kind and thoughtful man that Matthew had become. Julie, I made a small contribution to the Britt Nursing Service in your son's memory.

-Shawn Lamondin, Dennis and Genette Lamore