Saint John mourns the loss of beloved local Matt McInnis

Communities unite in grief over unexpected passing of Matt McInnis

Communities in Saint John and Rothesay are currently unified in mourning after the unexpected passing of Matt McInnis, a man whose presence brought warmth and joy to many. Known for his infectious laughter and generous spirit, Matt left a memorable imprint on the lives of those he came into contact with. In the wake of his departure, friends and family are reflecting on the void his absence has created.

Matthew McInnis, a figure well-respected and cherished by those in his community, was also known for his passion for hockey and his love for dogs. His ability to make each individual he met feel valued and important was a testament to his character. His sudden death has left many in shock, struggling to come to terms with the loss of such a vibrant life.

In response to the tragedy, a GoFundMe page has been established by a family friend to offer support to Matt’s family during this challenging period. This initiative is a powerful demonstration of the community’s solidarity and the high regard in which Matt was held. The swift and generous contributions to the campaign are a moving tribute to the bonds Matt fostered with those around him.

The sorrow felt in Saint John and Rothesay transcends mere words, for Matt McInnis was not only a beloved member of these communities but also a dear friend and colleague to many. His laughter and gentle nature had the capability to light up any room, making it a brighter, more welcoming place. His impact was profound, touching hearts not only through his enthusiasm for sports but also through his genuine love for animals.

The memory of Matt McInnis will undoubtedly continue to resonate within the community, a reminder of the compassion and connection that defined his life. The legacy he leaves behind is one of love, laughter, and the sheer power of kindness to unite people. As the towns of Saint John and Rothesay grieve, they do so together, honouring a life that, though cut short, was lived with an abundance of joy and benevolence.

Jamie Cartwright

Jamie is a keen traveler, writer, and (English) teacher. A few years after finishing school in the East Mids, UK, he went traveling around South America and Asia. Several teaching and writing jobs, he found himself at The Thaiger where he mostly covers international news and events.