Tuesday, October 5, 2010

 Mathieu Marc Rochette
June 18th, 1985 - October 6th, 2010

Rest in Peace my Sweet Boy
I will love you and miss you every day. Mom xxx


Love, light and peace to all of you, and thank you for your constant support during the past 2 years.

Mathieu was extremely touched by all the love he felt from each and every one of you who reached out to us. We were blessed by the presence of such a beautiful soul and wish Mathieu peace and eternal joy.

Marcelle Labelle 
Dear Friends of Mat, 

Much to our sorrow, the drug failed to fight the cancer that has been ravaging Mat's body for nearly two years. Thank you for your kind and generous donations, but as there will be no further treatments, we have no need for additional fundraising. We feel it's time to focus on Mat and sharing our love with him in his last days.
The remainder of the funds collected until now will cover the cost of Mat's funeral, with the rest donated to the hospital unit where he has spent his last weeks. It will purchase additional televisions and other amenities that will make the patients' and visitors' stay on this unit more comfortable.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Canmore Fundraiser Was a Great Success!

This is an update that just came in from Amanda, who organized a fundraiser for Mat recently with the help of her husband Eric:

"On Sept 25th 2010 Eric & I held a benefit dance on behalf of Mat and raised $1840.00 to help him with the fight of his life.

We had some really good prizes donated to us to sell tickets on and everyone who was there seemed to enjoy the prizes and themselves, which I know would of put a big smile on Mat's face had he been able to attend. Also all the Labelles walked away with a prize, Eric & I were so very happy they were able to join us.

I had so much fun planning this event. Mat is truly an amazing man and we have a bond that not many can relate to I know in my heart Mat will overcome this awful illness as I did and am going on 3 years remission.

On another note, Eric, myself & some good friends of ours decided that May of 2011 that we want Mat to come to Canmore, Alberta to walk in the RELAY-4-LIfe along side me as a survivor. This coming May will be my 4th RELAY-4-Life and there has been six reg. team mates who have come to me and said that they are going to buy Mat's plane ticket to join us next year. These friends have never met Mat but they want to and this is their way of showing their support.

So Mat, keep the boxing gloves on and we are all looking forward for RELAY-4-LIFE 2011. Lots of love"

Amanda & Eric

Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Painting for Sale: Honeycomb #4

Lise's friend, who is a talented artist, is donating this art piece to help Mat. About the painting:

Title: Honeycomb #4
Media: Mixed media on canvas
Size: 24" x 24"
Price: $500

What a beautiful work of art! This piece is one of a series of six paintings, most of which have been sold already.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact Lise Gillis with your phone number via email: lise_gillis@hotmail.com. If you know someone who would like to purchase this painting and help Mat out, please forward this page to them or share it on Facebook.

Honeycomb #4

$2000 Haircut by Lise Gillis!

Way to go Lise! Sporting a new hairstyle in support of Mat's fight.
Stay tuned for more coverage from the local news channel!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Sardinian Beach: SOLD!!!

The painting by Yana Klimava has been sold as of today, with all of the proceeds going directly to Mat's treatment!

While the generous buyer of the painting preferred to remain anonymous and they do not even know Mat personally, we are extremely thankful and wishing them all the best things in life. Your help in this cause is very much appreciated. Thank you for being an example of generosity, understanding and compassion.

May the good things you do for others come back to you a thousand times!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Selling Art to Help Mat

A Calgary-based designer and artist Yana Klimava is selling her biggest painting called Sardinian Beach with 100% of the proceeds going to Mat's treatment.

About the painting
Size: 2' x 4' stretched canvas
Medium: acrylic fingerpainting
Inspiration: A beautiful dune beach in Sardinia (Italy)

Price: $350

For this small price, you get an original painting and help bring Mat Rochette one step closer to getting the treatment he so urgently needs.

Sardinian Beach: entire canvas
Sardinian Beach: detail
If you are interested or have questions, you can contact Yana via email: yklimava@gmail.com. Payment via credit card, Paypal or cheque is accepted. You can also visit Yana's blog for more details and payment arrangements.

Please pass this on in case you know someone who would like to purchase this painting and help Mat.

Thank you.