Passed away suddenly at home on January 1st, 2022 at the age of 39 years.
Loving husband of Corinna Traill. Beloved son of Andy & Susanne Black and loved brother of Joel Black (Laura) and Rebecca Jane (Melissa Whitfield). Cherished uncle of Elias, Jude, Lara & Benjamin. Dear son in law of Terry & Prof. John Traill and brother in law of Prof. Ariana Traill (Brian DeMarco) and Dr. Larisa Traill (Robb Girard). Matt was a doting dog dad to Pericles and Boadicea.
Matt was a proud "Bowmanville boy" with a wicked sense of humour who accomplished so much in so few years: a licensed mechanic, and also worked as a welder and delivery driver. His interests were as broad as his shoulders: as a bass player, he loved classic rock, target shooting, a good cup of bodum coffee, canoeing and his new hobby of cooking. Matt was a true renaissance man who was as comfortable working in the auto shop as he was travelling around the world with his love, Corinna. "Look after your equipment and your equipment will look after you" was his favourite motto" which spoke to his patience, love of organization, his kindness and his dependability. He will be dearly missed by everyone who met him, as one in a million.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Saturday January 8th from 2 – 4 pm. Those wishing to attend please call the funeral home to reserve a space (905) 623-5668 between 9 - 4. Funeral Service will be held with limited seating, those wishing to view virtually, please contact the funeral home for more information. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to The Brain Injury Association of Durham.