Matthew Virgil Harley Swain

December 19, 1978 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 40)



Matthew Virgil Harley Swain was born on December 19, 1978 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Harley and Elizabeth Swain. He was the youngest of five children.

Matthew attended Kindergarten to Grade 6 at PJ Gillen School in Esterhazy and went on to Esterhazy High School where he completed his Grade 9. He received his Grade 12 at Parkland Regional College in 2005.

Matthew was a very smart kid growing up, he had an almost photogenic memory. He loved reading Pierce  Anthony novels, was into Anime, was a gamer, liked writing poetry and short stories and loved anything to do with the planets, solar system and constellations. He was always educating  himself with things that interested him. He was an artist, he loved drawing and was very talented with bead work. His past time included fishing and spending time drawing, coloring and playing with the love of his life, his baby girl Dillynn.

Matthew was a welder by trade. He could do anything he put his mind to and could fix pretty much any electronics you gave him.

On November 27th, 2015 the love of his life was born, Dillynn Rose Marie Tanner-Swain. That was the proudest moment of his life.

Matthew was so proud when he became an Uncle for the first time and was a proud uncle to 6 nieces Cynthia (Ryan), Kassinna, Christa (Todd), Charity (Johnny), Jenny (Colin) & Ray-Leen (Brett) and 6 nephews Damien, Mik, Tyler (Irene) Tristan, Dalton and Walker. He was an even prouder Uncle when he became a “Great Uncle” to 13 great nephews    Kenton, Oliver,   Jacob, Harley, Jude, Steven, Parker, Damryn, Hunter, Lincoln, Jaxon, Greyson, Quenton and 7 great nieces Ryanna, Hailey, Trinity, Mckenna, Juliet, Sophie and Aubreigh.

Matthew was predeceased by his grandparents Rose and Riel Tanner, William & Mary Strulow, his brother Raymond Swain, godfather Gilbert Pelletier, his brother in law Kevin Scheier, his great nephew Steven Swain. He is survived by the love of his life his daughter Dillynn Tanner-Swain, his parents Elizabeth &  Harley Swain, his sister Georgina Swain (Kris), brother Harold Swain (Maureen), sister Harlene Swain (Chris), his godmother Mary Pelletier, his partner Tara Tanner, his mother in law Darlene Tanner, his brother in laws Brian and Nathan Tanner, his sister in laws Dana Tanner, Brittany Tanner, Mackenzie Olynyk, Christina Tanner and there families, as well as a long time friend Vicky Wapemoose and numerous friends and extended family.


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Prayer Service
August 19, 2019

Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church
308 Sussex Avenue
Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0

Funeral Mass
August 20, 2019

2:00 PM
Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church
308 Sussex Avenue
Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0


Trust Fund for Dillynn Swain
c/o North Valley Credit Union, Esterhazy SK S0A 0X0

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