Matti Juhani Saari

Matti Juhani Saari

Oulu, Oulu Municipality, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Death 23 Sep 2008 (aged 22)
Kauhajoki, Kauhajoki Municipality, Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Burial Pyhäjärvi, Pyhäjärvi Municipality, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Plot Laid to rest next to his brother
Memorial ID 70763993 · View Source
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I escorted my child to the world like a ship to the sea.
I sewed the sails, adviced the road, just like I knew it was best. But the winds do beyond its control.

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Matti in the Kauhajoki school shooting as he could not find peace here.

Matti J. Saari, of Kauhajoki, formerly Pyhäjärvi, died on September 23, 2008. He was born on May 20, 1986 in Oulu.

The son of Riitta Saari, little brother of late Timo Saari, Half big brother of three, step brother of two.

Matti attended Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences of Hotel and Restaurant Management, formerly Pyhäjärvi senior high school and Pyhäjärvi Vocational college. He graduated from Nivala College of catering in Pyhäjärvi in May 2006. He also was an exchange student in Hungary during his college years. He served his military service at Kainuu brigade in Kajaani.

Matti was described as a shy, but kind and friendly person. He was smart, talented and creative; a gifted student who honorably received a scholarship. Matti was sympathetic, likeable; one of his kind.

Matti is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, his close friends, uncles and cousins.

Interment at Pyhäjärvi Cemetery.

Matti Juhani Saari Obituary

Matti Juhani

Saattelin lapseni maailmalle, kuin laivan merelle. Ompelin purjeet, neuvoin väylät, parhaan taitoni mukaan. Mutta tuulille en voinut mitään.

Maailmassa monta on ihmeellistä asiaa..

Siunaus toimitettu läheisten läsnäollessa. Kiitos kaikille, jotka ovat meitä muistaneet ja tukeneet suuressa surussamme.

Published in Pyhäjärven Sanomat on October 15, 2008.

Please respect
the family and his loved ones by not leaving disrespectful notes and flowers. Positive, comforting and empathetic flowers are welcome.
If you feel that you are not capable of staying respectful, please do not leave one. Consider visiting memorials of the other victims of the Kauhajoki shooting

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matti Juhani Saari (20 May 1986–23 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70763993, citing Pyhäjärvi Cemetery, Pyhäjärvi, Pyhäjärvi Municipality, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland ; Maintained by Kennedy (contributor 47398908) .