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Matthew “Matt” Forder

Matthew “Matt” Forder

March 21, 2021

Matthew “Matt” Forder
FORDER, Matthew “Matt” – Suddenly on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 at the age of 21.  Cherished son of Chris and Teresa Forder.  Loving brother of Jaimie Buma.  Dear nephew of Ingrid Douglas (John), Jeff Buma, Joe Forder, and Dana Smith (Murray).  Survived by his grandfather John Harper.  Matt will be lovingly remembered by his cousins and many friends.  Predeceased by his grandparents Audrey Buma, and Don and Gloria Forder.  Matt was a passionate fisherman, loved four-wheeling and being outdoors.  His kind spirit will be missed by all.  Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  In order to attend the visitation, you must contact the funeral home to register by e-mail at info@englandfuneralhome.com or calling (519) 323-2631.  Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted, masks are mandatory and COVID-19 protocols are in place.  A private funeral service will be held with cremation to follow.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Matt are asked to consider the Canadian Mental Health Association.


Chris, Teresa, Jamie, Joe and Dana, So sorry for your loss. No words will ease your pain. Treasure the memories, they will live on for ever. Lisa Kelly and Ray Gibson

— Lisa Kelly, March 29, 2021

On behalf of my Mom, your Auntie Marilyn, Cousin Doug and both our families - we are all thinking of you here Teresa, Chris, Jaime, Joe, Dana and your families I remember the fun times of Matt and Jaime running around with Dana’s, and my 3 kids at Orono Park, for the Family Reunions when they were all quite young, It will be important to hold all those good memories close. Please take care of yourselves during this difficult time.

— Annette Fegan (Hancock), March 29, 2021

Chris and family, So sorry to hear about your devastating loss. I hope you find some small degree of comfort in your happier memories. Sending love from Ash Street.

— Margaret Rowland, March 28, 2021

Chris, Teresa, Jamie, and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Dean Smith

— Dean Smith, March 26, 2021

Dear Chris, Teresa, Jaimie, Dana, Murray, Dylan, Delaney, Joe and Ashley and all of your family, This is such a tragedy - there are simply no words to express how deeply sorry I am to hear of Matthew's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all! Sending hugs, Dianne and Matt MacMillan

— Dianne MacMillan, March 25, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. Keeping you in my thoughts.

— Shera Hastings, March 25, 2021

Chris,Teresa & family Sorry to hear of your loss Our thoughts are with you. Merle & Donna Schewaga

— Merle Schewaga, March 25, 2021

On behalf of our aunt Annie van Rijswijk, Jannie's sister: My sincere condoleances... I'll pray for you and may God give you strength. Annie van Rijswijk

— Annie van Rijswijk, March 24, 2021

Matt was a student of mine at Egremont Community School, and for a time I considered him to be "one of my kids". I was saddened to hear the news of his death. As a bereaved parent, I have some understanding of your pain. Be gentle with yourselves and let those who love you best carry you through the dark days ahead. Thanks for sharing him with me.

— Clare Shannon, March 24, 2021

Dear all, We are very very sorry for your loss... We hope you'll have the strength to deal with this. Our prayers go out to you, God bless you guys.... Best regards and love, Jannie, John, Bianca, Michelle, Manon and Sylvia the Netherlands

— Familie Baas, March 24, 2021

Chris, Teresa, Jaimie, Dana, Joe and families. There are no words to express how deeply saddened we are for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and praying that your dear son Matthew may rest in peace.

— Tina and Ray Doyle, March 24, 2021

Chris, Theresa, Jaimie, Joe and Dana. Words can not express our sincere sadness over the tragic loss of your son Matthew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Harold, Aunt Norma and Family

— Harold & Norma Forder, March 24, 2021

Matt was a bright young man, his loss will be felt by many. My condolences and prayers are with you all thru this difficult time.

— Tammy kizera, March 23, 2021

Jaimie, Chris & Teresa, We are so sorry that you and your Family's are having to go through this hard time. Please accept our sincere condolences of the loss of Matthew. He is only gone in body but he will remain forever by your sides and in your hearts. Hugs and take it only one day at a time. Ken & Debbie Reid

— Debbie L Reid, March 23, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family on the loss of Matt. I remember him fondly from working at Wellington Heights. Always respectful, friendly, and a warm sense of humour. I am deeply sorry. May you surround yourself with good memories. My thoughts are with you.

— Rhonda Watt, March 23, 2021

I have fond memories of Matt while he was our Student at Egremont Community School. He was respectful of one and all while, at the same time, he loved a good joke! His big, brown eyes and his belly laugh brought smiles to everyone!! Our sincere condolences to Matt's family and friends.

— Marilyn McCabe-Acheson, March 23, 2021

Teresa and Family, We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Matt. Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love always Luke and Ang

— Angie Van Ryswyk, March 23, 2021

Chris, Theresa, Jaimie, Joe and Dana, Thinking of you at this very difficult and sad time. We hope the love of family and friends will help to bring you comfort.

— Robert and Marianne Free, March 23, 2021

The Lord knows your hearts are aching; may He hold you close to His heart and comfort you. May it comfort you to know that others care.

— Lorne & Mary Mitchell, March 23, 2021

Our hearts are breaking for my baby brother Chris, sister-in-law Teresa and niece Jaimie, Uncle/Aunt and cousin to Dylan and Delaney. A very sad time. A young life gone way too soon. May you Rest In Peace Matthew.

— Dana Forder-Smith & Murray Blair, March 22, 2021

I use to drive Matt's school bus while he attended public school. Matt and my son would take off fishing for hours. He was a great kid. I send prayers that he has found peace. And prayers that the family can get through this together. I am so sorry for your lose.

— Krista scratcher, March 22, 2021

To Dear Matt It wasn't too long ago we remembered you in your highchair at Don and Gloria's kitchen with those wild curls just a flying and the biggest smile! Then as the years pass you turned into a fine young man! Rest in Peace Little Buddy. Our Hearts go out to Chris ,Teresa and Jaimie The Duff Family

— Greg Duff, March 22, 2021

My fondest memory of Matt was in elementary school when everyday he would ask if I had a juice box to share with him. This quickly became a reoccurring joke and while I never brought juice boxes in my lunch, if I had I would have gladly gave it to him. My condolences to Matt’s family and friends.

— Lorynne Dowling, March 22, 2021

The Heavens Received Another Angel.. Rest In Peace Matt.. Our hearts go out to Chris, Teresa, and sister Jamie..

— Heidi MacDonald, March 22, 2021

To you all , family and friends of Matthew. Words cannot express our sadness for your great loss . God Bless , Tim and Shari Rudolph

— TIM RUDOLPH, March 22, 2021

My condolences go out to the Forder family, on the loss of Matt. I was very saddened to hear this news, as I enjoyed working with Matt at Wellington Heights when he was a student there. He was a very kind and friendly young man who will be missed. On behalf of the students and staff at Wellington Heights, please accept our deepest sympathy.

— Brent Bloch, March 22, 2021

To little Forder seems like not long ago I was on my up to hold you for the first time That was almost 22 years ago I wish I could have been there more but I'm so proud of you from a little rug rat to a fine young man hope you know how much you were loved Rest in peace Matt Love SCHEWAGA

— John schewaga, March 22, 2021

Chris, Teresa and Family We are very sorry to hear about Matt. We wish to send our sincerest condolences to you all at this very sad time. Brian & Donna Forder & Family

— BRIAN FORDER, March 22, 2021

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P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
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