Obituary of Mathew Lincoln Ward Elder
ELDER: Mathew Lincoln Ward “Matt” Mathew Elder passed away suddenly at his home, in Apsley, on May 15, 2020 at the age of 55 years. A part of the “Crazy Elders,” Matt was the beloved husband of Sandy (nee. Corley) for 38 years and the cherished father of Christian Elder and Bethany Elder, a.k.a. Jack Everett-Rose and their partner, Cathy. He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jim and Ruth Elder. Matt will be missed by his friends, and all that knew him, especially those at the Home Hardware in Apsley. He was known as a “Jack of all Trades” and a “MacGyver,” there was nothing he couldn’t fix; always ready to work on cars and motorcycles. Matt had a passion for music and enjoyed working with old audio equipment. His kind, gentle soul, and zest for life will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. A private family visitation will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705.652.3355. Condolences and memories may be shared on the funeral home website as well.