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Matthew Jackson

$11,345.00 (raised so far)

About Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson was born in Brixham, Devon, England. His family emigrated to Canada in March 1968, moving first to Calgary, AB and subsequently to Victoria, BC in 1969. Matthew went to school in Oak Bay in Victoria, attending Monterey Elementary, Glenlyon Norfolk and Oak Bay High Schools. He later obtained a B.Sc in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria and continued his studies at the University of British Columbia, where he graduated in with a B.Sc in Physical Therapy in 1992. Matthew continued his training in physiotherapy throughout his career with numerous courses in orthopedics and manual therapy. He worked at Cook-Pandora Physiotherapy for many years, before joining Rebalance at its opening in 2013.

Matthew was involved in sports throughout his life. He swam competitively as a child and later swam for the University of Victoria. He was also active throughout his life in surfing, climbing, hiking, skiing and road-riding. He died suddenly in the ocean off a place that he loved, Long Beach in Tofino, doing a sport he also loved, surfing.

Matthew will be missed greatly by many people, including his mother, Barbara; his sister, Deborah; his daughter, Naysa; Naysa’s mother, Dawn Harris; his fiancée, Wendy Irish; his extended family in England and abroad; and his large network of friends.

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The impact of your support

Donations to the Matthew Jackson Memorial Fund will celebrate Matthew’s passion for physiotherapy and providing care to others, his active, healthy lifestyle and great love of the outdoors. Your gift will pay tribute to Matthew’s life and career by supporting students in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Final decisions will be made in consultation with the family.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • I knew Matthew both personally and professionally, and always delighted in his compassion and concern for others. He was funny, charming and extremely personable.

    Lynne Bain, friend of Barbara and Neil
  • I'm so grateful to have known you for many years. I will sure remember the laughter and fun from previous years. I'm thankful for the reunion when I joined Rebalance and sat right next to you. Missing you. RIP Matt.

    Joy Coughlin, Colleague
  • Matt was always happy and fun to be around. Together we watched and timed our daughters during competitive swimming. We also swam together on the "parents relay" giving our children some comic relief. We won "gold" one year in Nanaimo with Matt being our anchor man on our relay team. At the office I miss you coming by for a chat and appreciate your excellent care of patients.

    Peter Dryden, friend
  • Matt - we all will miss you and I will miss your cheeky grin and laugh when England even get close to the All Blacks in a rugby game. You would wear that English jersey and smirk - hard to forget. Your clinical acumen and wonderful quirky personality will be something I will miss and every time I walk into Big Blue I look sadly at your desk - fly like an eagle buddy -love you always. Stefan

    Stefan Fletcher, colleague
List of Donors
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  • Tony and Pat Munn

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  • Norgrove Penny

  • Lynne Bain

  • Janet Broadbent

  • Ellen Roth

  • Kelsey Farmer

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  • Peter Dryden

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