Matthew Schreindorfer loses his battle with cancer

Matthew Schreindorfer, the Laval man who staged a public effort to raise money for treatments for an aggressive form of cancer, has died.

An announcement on his Facebook page says he died over the weekend...with absolutely no pain or suffering.

Schreindorfer learned he had cancer in August 2014, shortly after marrying his high school sweetheart, and returning from his honeymoon.

He was diagnosed with what's called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and has gone through several treatments in both Canada and the U.S., which appeared to have worked initially, but which failed to bring him into a sustained remission.