In his younger years Matthew was an ex Royal Marine for approx. 7 years, then later undertook a career as a metal worker.
In his spare time, he took pleasure in walking his dog and socialising with friends. He enjoyed watching the football, especially local teams and also used to play a lot of football too. He also liked fishing and playing pool, and in the past has played for various pool teams for different pubs and clubs.
Matthew sadly leaves behind his partner Trish, his daughter Joann, his siblings Alexandra, Sean and David and also his grandfather Jim. He was also a dear brother to the late Jeffrey.
A celebration of life service will be held at 9.40am on Friday 3rd May 2019, at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please, donations are welcome and may be sent in memory of Matthew for North West Air Ambulance c/o Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR. Tel: 01254 390542.