A 32-year-old Montreal man and former CJAD employee who died following a water-related accident in Cuba is being remembered as a man who never quit on his dreams, even when suffereing from serious physical challenges.
Matt Stone was legally blind and suffered from juvenile diabetes but his father Kerry Stone says his ailments never dampened his spirits.
The elder Stone says he and his family have made peace with their son's death.
He remembers Matt as someone who never had a bad word to say about anyone, a hard worker and a lifelong radio fan.
He adds that Matt's physical problems never got in the way of his ambitions.
"The word 'can't' wasn't in his vocabulary," he says. He was always up for a challenge. "He'd think it over in his mind, and if it wasn't something totally ridiculous or life-threatening, he'd say, 'Look, I'd like to do it, I think I can and I won't have any problem with it.' And he'd go ahead and he did it."
Matt Stone died as a result of a water-related accident while on a cycling trip in Cuba.
He was in a coma for several days before he was flown home.
Kerry Stone says he died just hours after landing in Montreal on Saturday.
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