Matthew “Matt” Scott Leiknes, age 34 of Montello passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 10, 2021 at his home. Matt was born on December 1, 1987 in Watertown to Stephen and Christine (Urbaniak) Leiknes.
Matt was funny, kind, generous and loved his family more than anything. Matt loved music, fishing, working on his car and tinkering and upcycling whatever he had handy. His health issues may have limited him physically at times, but didn’t dampen his bright spirit, humor and kindness. He would give to others when he had little himself. Matt always tried to be upbeat and find humor and hope in any situation he was in. To many, he was the definition of a beacon of light.
He wasn't always well understood but his intentions were always good. We try to find solace in knowing that Matt is now with his brother, Jed, who died December 22, 2017 and whom he grieved profoundly.
Matt is survived by his parents, Christine and William Calnin of Montello as well as siblings: Sarah Leiknes, Rebecca (Nick) Urbaniak, Julie Lucas and Bryan (Elizabeth) Calnin, extended family members and loving friends.
Matt is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, brother, Jed, sister-in-law, Nicole Calnin and father, Stephen Leiknes
A Celebration of Matt’s Life will be held at a later date.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com