Matthew William Moran

Wednesday, 01 June 1983 - Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Death Notice

It is with broken hearts that the family announces the passing of  Matthew William Moran on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the age of 34. Cherished son of Annette (Bob) Docherty and the late Steve Moran (2014). Loved brother of Beth Moran, David Docherty and Christopher Docherty. Survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Missed by his constant companion, his dog Cody. Matthew, a carpenter, was a member of Local 1256. He was a good-hearted friend, fun-loving and a talented musician who loved camping and was a mentor to many. Matthew was happiest around a campfire playing his guitar. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a celebration of life service following. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) or the Deker Bauer Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Lambton Mental Health Crisis Line 1-800-307-4319


Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Celebration of life service will follow the visitation at 8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, November 11, 2017.


Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) or the Deker Bauer Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

38 Condolences

  • Mike and Patti Mercier November 10, 2017 08:47pm

    Annette and Bob
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Mike and Patti Mercier

  • Chandra November 10, 2017 07:36pm

    I'm so sorry Annette, family, and other friends who are grieving the loss of Matt.
    I've known him since we were in grade 7 and we would weave in and out of each other's lives throughout those years.
    Matt was always a warm and welcoming person. Quick to lend a hand or anything he could offer.
    He will always be remembered with kind words and warm hearts. The world could use more people like him.

  • Tony Anne Stratton November 10, 2017 06:48pm

    Annette & Beth

    We are so sorry for the loss your Son and Brother.

    He was at Mac's Camp with us for a few years. Matt will be truly missed by the Stratton Family. He was a part of 'us' there (we would talk about everything from music, pokemon, fishing, work, what we were making for supper, how to get rid of those stupid yellow jackets,, ........we could go on and on.and we had lots of laughs) and that part of 'him' will always be with 'us'. He will not be forgotten!

    Many Thanks Matt for allowing us to get to know you!

    Tony & Anne

  • Rob Stephanie McBean November 10, 2017 10:26am

    Annette, Bob & family,

    Our sincere condolences to all of you. May your happy times and memories of Matt carry you through your difficult days.

    Big hugs to you all!!
    The McBeans

  • Roland Karen Seifritz November 10, 2017 08:50am

    Dear Annette & family,
    There are no comforting words to say at this time but to let you know we walk beside you. It's heart breaking to see a family lose someone so young but a mother should never lose a child. Always in my prayers and thoughts. Sending lots of love

  • Kathy Booth-DeCaluwe November 9, 2017 07:49pm

    Annette and family
    Sending our love and prayers to you, praying you feel the love and comfort, I cannot imagine the heartache you must be experiencing, but wanted you to know there are those around you praying,we care and we love you all. Matt will be missed,,,
    God bless❤️

  • Jeff Sisler November 9, 2017 06:22pm

    Gonna miss you Matt. Great guy to work with and great guy to talk with. So sorry

  • paul van ekeren November 9, 2017 10:30am

    worked with steve and matt both so i know where matt got his personality. my sencerest condolences to friends and family.was a great young fella to work and chat with.always that smile on his face and that giggle. RIP Matt

  • Suzie Nield November 9, 2017 10:17am

    Annette, Bob and family

    Words can not express the sorrow we feel for the passing of your son/brother. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

    Terry and Suzie Nield

  • Holly Ransom November 9, 2017 07:29am

    Annette, Bob and family. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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