Materi, Anthony Milo

January 25, 2003 – January 9, 2021
at the age of 17 years

It is with unbelievable sadness we announce the sudden passing of Anthony.

Growing up in Salmon Arm Anthony always enjoyed being with his friends, he loved animals and birds, and being involved in sports including hockey, basketball and soccer.  In his teenage years, his focus stayed with hockey and his part time job with Save-On-Foods, but always being a good friend was most important.

Anthony has touched the lives of many in his short time with us.  He is survived by his mom Laverna, sister Marissa (Lexie), aunt and second mom Lorette (Allan and Riley), grandparents Rick and Lois, the young lady that stole his heart Aspen, uncles, aunts, cousins, Brent and Crystal (Steven), Brian and Elsie (Kathryn, Leah and Kristen), Greg and Karen (Justin and Chelsea), best bud Charel and so many friends, parents, teammates, coaches, teachers, mentors and coworkers.  Anthony was predeceased by his dad Myles and grandparents Rene and Gail.

Anthony’s family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support received.

Covid19 restrictions prevent the scheduling of a Celebration of Life gathering at this time.  Please hug those close to you.  Share your stories, pictures and memories of the fun loving, hard working, kind Anthony, where you can.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shuswap Community Foundation, Salmon Arm Minor Hockey, 2021 Graduation Planning Committee at Salmon Arm Secondary or the Lindsay and Matt Emergency Fundraiser with go fund me.

20 Comments

  1. We are heartbroken to hear of the tragic news about Anthony. Conrad and I have wonderful memories of Anthony. We are thinking of you Laverna and Marissa during this most difficult time. Keeping both of you and Anthony in our heart and prayers .Holding you and hugging you. Our sympathies. Shedding tears.
    Rosemarie and Conrad

  2. Oh Laverna. I was so sad to hear of this. Emilie and I are thinking of you and Marissa. Hugs to both of you.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear this tragic news Laverna. May you find peace and strength as you navigate through the unimaginable pain. Much love to you and your family.

  4. We are all so very heartbroken to hear of the tragic news about Anthony. We have so many cherished memories of Anthony from the first season of hockey with Kyle (always the last to come out of the change room because they were chatting and goofing around), to going to Sunnybrae bible camp together for years, coming out to Totem Pole Resort with us as a family, playing basketball, 3 on 3 teams, RTC, and the many sleepovers and video games Kyle and Anthony did. We will all miss his beautiful smile, kind heart and dear friend he was. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, sending so much love your way!
    Love Jack, Janelle, Kyle, Nathan and Evan

  5. Laverna and Marissa,

    I am so incredibly sad to hear this tragic news of Anthony’s passing. I remember him in grade 8 not so long ago. His smile and vibrant energy stand out most in my mind, as does his genuine kindness towards every one of his peers. You are both in my thoughts. He will be sincerely missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Deeply saddened, heartbroken, and holding you, your family, and Anthony in our thoughts and prayers. Andrea, Shane, Evan, and I are devastated. We are so sorry for your loss and send our condolences.
    As his basketball coach in grades 6 – 7 – 8 at Shuswap Middle, I have nothing but great memories of Anthony. I always appreciated Anthony’s commitment and hard work. He loved the game of basketball and pursued the game with dedication and passion. He always showed up, worked hard, and supported his teammates. Whether it was at open gym in the AM, on the weekends, or in the summer, or a scheduled practices and games with SMS or Synergy, Anthony could always be counted on to do his best and give it his all. Like everyone who new, work with, and played with Anthony, Salmon Arm’s basketball community is devastated and greaves the loss of such a wonderful young man. As coaches, players, and parents, we are heartbroken, and everyone who new him speak so highly of Anthony. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Laverna and Marissa. Anthony will always be a part of Synergy. He will remain in our thoughts and prayers, and we will hold him close to our hearts.

  7. Anthony brought joy to every room and to every person within it. Rest In Peace Anthony, forever in our hearts and thoughts.

  8. Dear Laverna and Marissa. I was so sorry to hear about Anthony. Heartfelt condolences to you and his family and friends. My fondest memory of Anthony was watching him under the basketball hoop, being the very best rebounder that I had ever seen when he was only in grade 6 or 7, I believe. His hard work and enthusiasm were so evident. Anthony was also a very polite young man, taking the time to say hello when our paths crossed. Sending you healing, positive thoughts. Sincerely, Marianne

  9. I’m so very saddened for you and your family Laverna. Anthony wasn’t very old last time I saw you and he was a little sweetheart. I’m sure you’ll have lots of support during this trying time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you many hugs.
    Wendy Reglin

  10. Dear Laverna and Marissa,

    Our hearts are broken for you both. The unimaginable pain of loss you must feel.
    We remember Anthony as a sweet, kind, gentle soul. A tough competitor on the ice.
    He had a smile that would light up a room.
    Our thoughts and many prayers are with you.
    Sending you all our love and hugs ❤️
    Sincerely,
    Ellie, Clint, Matt and Carter Campbell

  11. Laverna, so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Marissa and family. Such a tragic loss. Sending hugs and deepest sympathies ,
    Judi Oikle/Ashley

  12. To Laverna and Marissa
    We are so sorry and heartbroken to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this incredible difficult time. We are sending you our deepest sympathies,
    Leanne Dubois and family

  13. On behalf of Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association, we express our heartfelt condolences to the Materi family.
    He will be missed by many! We have lost another young person way too early in life. Hug your kids everyday!

  14. Dear Laverna,

    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful son Anthony. We wish we could be there in person to give you a hug during this very sad time. Please know that your Dubois cousins, aunts, and uncles, from across Canada are all praying for you.

    Ronald, Brenda, Cole, Bryce, Bailey, & Reid

  15. Vernie & Marrisa (and Auntie Rat)
    No words just massive hugs! xxx

  16. Laverna and Marissa, we are devastated to hear about Anthony and terribly sorry that you’re going through this. May you be surrounded by love and peace now and always.

  17. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Anthony. Our memories of his kind heart and big smile will be close to our hearts. Matthew has lost a dear friend far too early. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to you and the family.

  18. You were a great kid to work with at Save On Foods. Always happy and eager to help. Always had a smile on your face and a positive attitude. You are very loved and will be missed greatly. Condolences to your family and friends. You were taken too soon.

  19. Dear Laverna and Marissa,

    I am so sorry for the loss of Anthony. Please know that you are both in my thoughts and I am sending strength and love.

    Cousin Jason

  20. There are no words … Laverna and Marissa, our heart breaks for you in the loss of Anthony.. far too soon.. he clearly touched many people .. big hugs ..you are in our thoughts.. Deb .. Kassi .. JC and Sébastien

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