Born On: November 11, 1973

Passed On: January 06, 2018

Matthew Paul Dove

Matthew Paul Dove, age 44 was born in Muskegon on November 11, 1973 and passed away on January 6, 2018. Matthew is survived by his parents, Ron and Vicki Dove; two sons, Jacob Dove and Joshua Dove; his wife, Deborah; a sister, Rebecca (Dan) Bastiaanse; several aunts, uncles, cousins.  Matthew was preceded in death by his brother, Rollyn Dove Jr. He worked for Huyser Asphalt Paving and Seal Coating, he was an avid bowler and loved to spend time with his family especially his two boys. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at First Wesleyan Church 1040 E. Forest Ave. in Muskegon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family for expenses.

Celebration of Life Service Information

First Wesleyan Church
1040 E. Forest Ave.
Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.

27 thoughts on “Matthew Paul Dove

  1. Angelique L'amoureux

    You are missed every day – by an incredible amount of people. Please, keep watching your ideas grow as you have implemented them, please keep an eye on those you’ve taken under your wing and please, please just know that you have left behind a lot of people who were influenced by your amazing grace, ingenuity and ability to make friends in a crowded room. I’m sorry that I can’t remember your favourite colour, but I can tell you, I remember the way you made me feel welcomed, accepted, how you made me feel special when we spoke, you reassured me that everything was okay when I was hurting and you helped me to understand that life is just that – life! It should be lived and revelled. Until we meet again, Mr. Summers. <3

  2. Tia Held

    What a tragic and sudden loss. My heart goes out to his family in this time of tragedy. This world is poorer for his passing and we can only hope that Heaven is even more glorious than the place he left behind. The saddest word that mankind knows will always be goodbye.

  3. Darlene Traulsen Kelsch

    I’m so sorry to hear of your sons passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Darlene Traulsen Kelsch

  4. Gayle Patterson

    Dear Vicki and Family,

    So sorry for such a great loss! He was way too young to leave you! Wishing you God’s Peace.

    Your 1969 O.V. Classmate, Gayle Patterson

  5. Kristi Dove

    You were truly a one of a kind gem taken way to soon.. We will miss your laugh, smart remarks, insight and love for family. You will always be loved and never forgotten. (Loved by many, remembered by all)

  6. Leah (Aya) Graw

    Matt, you will be forever remembered and always missed. Your humor, your laugh, your words of wisdom and your wonderful charisma with people. My condolences to your family, especially your boys.
    Love and Remembrance always.

  7. Lisa Giaccotto ( Nikki )

    I am going to miss you very much, you were one of my best friends, always had kind words to say, your advice was heart felt and sincere, your banter with your kids was funny and your love for your family was inspiring, knowing you made things better, brighter. Loved hearing your stories. I will miss you forever and it is really hard not talking to you, i keep expecting a call but it never comes. ….. you really must have been needed in heaven to take you away so soon, To Matts family , I am so sorry for your loss, he was a loved man and had many many friends, he loved you and the boys so much, always talking about how proud he was of them and times he spent with all of you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  8. Michelle "Rockstar" Desmarais

    The world is missing a great man! The lives he touched span so far and wide. My heart goes out to his children who he loved so much. Love to the entire family, your loss is great. Gone but never Forgotten. Much Love Matt.

  9. Kevin Moyer

    I’ll miss our chats, I’ll miss your contagious laugh. You taught me a lot of things about myself and how to deal with other people. I’ll take care of our people bro, promise. No one will understand the world we live in, it will never be the same without you in it though. Love ya Matt

  10. Eric Simmons (Ado)

    You will be missed. I will miss your contagious laugh and your kind heart. Condolences to the family, much love <3

  11. Rebecca Brand Townsend

    My sincere condolences to you Becky and your whole family. Praying for you to stay strong. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call me.

  12. Dan Churchill

    So many laughs, and good times! Love you Matt, God bless! For his family I offer my condolences, and if you need anything ever please feel free to contact me.

  13. Derek Blair (Aces)

    To a great friend who will be remembered in the highest regard, His laughter and jovial nature will be one of the biggest thing that will be lost on this world. Thoughts and prayers going out to his sons and Family through this tough time.

  14. Rebecca Bastiaanse

    My brother I will forever miss you and your wise words. You were always my big protector. I will look out for your boys and Deb the best I can. Love you and miss you like crazy. RIP

  15. Rosanna and Jimmie Baker

    To my brother Ron and Sister in law Vicki. MY Heart goes out to you both, and Becky, Dan, Taylor, Sons Jacob, Josh, and Debbie. May God bless you all with peace and comfort at this time of your lost. Matt. My big teddy bear, I will miss my big bear hugs and hear you say love Aunt Rosie. You will be missed and Loved by all.


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