Just a thought. I wonder if we could have the Matt72 photo competition were in memory of Matt all the winning photo's from the year are entered into a competition and the one with the highest votes goes on the front cover?
Just been thinking Matt in life and death had a big impact on me and many others and it feels as though it would be fitting to keep his memory alive. As his posts slip down the pages I don't want my memory to slip down with them. And whilst I know in some way that is inevitable, sorry I'm rambling now. Hope you get what I mean and it doesn't have to be my idea but just a thought.
I can't believe what I've just read. I haven't been on much lately as I've been tied up with my daughter moving out and a little fostered lad coming in. I have flitted on here from time to time but I never noticed this thread until just now! I sent Matt a message last night and was wondering why it was taking so long to get back to me as he's usually on the ball, I then noticed this thread.
I'm truly saddened by this and I am like everyone else on here, a friend of Matt because he was that kind of man, a true gent who had time for everybody on here. Once you messaged him that was it he was your mate and you felt like you knew him years.
Heh Matt, wherever you are fella..enjoy a peaceful rest and thanks for all the back and forth VAM chit-chattin'....you were a pleasure to connect with...it was great hanging out... rest in peace, all the best, Slack
I have just read the sad news of Matt72 passing away, I know it's belated by 2 months but as an ex-member of the site I had'nt been aware of it until now. I would like to echo the sentiments of other members in saying that he was a very kind and genuinely caring man, but also great fun to chat with. Im sure that Jayne and Brad are very proud of him, please remember a person is never truly gone until they're forgotten and in Matt's case that's never gonna happen! R.I.P. Matt72
Been thinking a lot about Matt over the last few days.
In the run up to Christmas last year Matt and I swapped the shoulder strap things on our high rescue figures. Oddly I had two left and he had two right. I think Matt was delighted to have finished this figure I know I was.
Then as Christmas approached I was getting ready to go away with my family. We go away every year and the place we go to has very poor Internet connection. One night I was up with my poorly step son when I saw the devastatingly sad news that Matt had died. I couldn't quite believe what I was reading and seeing his photo at the start of this thread, seeing his smile and vitality the fact he is no longer with us just doesn't make sense.
Daz if you are still in contact with Jayne please pass of my love to her and his son. I can only imagine the sadness and distress they feel.
And Matt if there is a heaven I hope you're there repairing VAM and getting VAM time. I'm really glad completing that high rescue figure made you happy I just wish it had had the power to have rescued you that evening almost a year ago.
hi i would like to say thank you to everyone for there kind words. it means so much that matt is remembered so much in his hobbie. as he loved his vame chats with everyone. i cant thank daryl and his wife sandra enough as he has helped me so much with sorting out his vam and just being there for me.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2016 20:27:08 GMT by daz28: name spelling