Matthew died suddenly at the age of 25 and our lives will never be the same. Matthew was born in Burnaby to Monica and Paul Archer. He was a kind soul, even from a young age. Watching basketball, online gaming, and excelling his computer skills were his favourite pastimes. He even panned for gold at the river as a means of relaxation.
Matthew knew the responsibility of being an adult but he never lost his childlike wonder.
He did have a drive to be financially successful, but not for status or even for himself.
He had a desire to take care of the ones who he loved the most and protect them. Survived by mother Monica Archer, step father Russell Taschner, father Paul Archer (Cathy), grandparents; Josefa and Jose Lara, Norman and Mary Archer, siblings; Nicole Archer, Lauren McLeod, Dorion Archer, Kory and Brandy Child, girlfriend Caitlin Imbeau, and many other family members and friends.
Memorial Event to honour Matthew on Friday, October 15 at 4:00 pm at Jubilee United Church, 7591 Gray Ave, Burnaby. Due to Covid limitations, we require an RSVP from those who are planning to attend. Please RSVP with your name, number of guests and your phone number to RSVPMatthewArcher@gmail.com.
Matthew was a thoughtful, caring person, and he took pride in his loyalty to his family and friends.
Matthew had a love for music. He picked music that he could relate to. This one in particular, he mentioned “Even though I’ve been through hell, I go to bed happy knowing I have a good family”
In this life that I’m livin’, I pray I make it through the night
As I ride through my city, I’m thinkin’, lookin’ at the lights
For so long, we was hurtin’, I got the chance to make it right
Plenty times you done hurt me, I done been all alone tonight
They claim that they with me, but shit I know that they ain’t ride
Gotta stay down and get it, I know that it’s gon’ be alright
Can’t get knocked off my pivot, I gotta play my cards right
Matthews personal playlist that he created with their meanings to him:
Forever – Tory Lanez (“Best Friends I call family”)
Lemonade – Internet Money (“On top of the world”)
Diamonds – Youngboy (“This makes me think of my momma, and friends”)
Late Nights – Burnabands (“Current best friends”)
Myself – Houdini (“Don’t need nobody but myself”)
Street Runner – Rod Wave (“Love Life”)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.AnxietyCanada.com in Matthew’s honour.