Thursday, April 16, 2009

Matthew's Thanksgiving Service

Matthew, Handsome Devil, at Hannah's wedding with a fag on.

The Thanksgiving Service will be held at 11.00am on Friday April 24th 2009, at The Baptist Chapel, High Street, Stalham.

If you knew and cared for Matthew, please come and celebrate his life with us.

We hope to see you there.


Mr Fix-it

Amongst my fondest memories are watching Matthew, up to his neck in Hdmi cables, rs232 serial connectors (whatever they are!), fixing up the most complex audio visual systems in our lounge. Technically perfect, none of the rest of us could fathom the arrangements beyond the on/ off switch. The sound system was never acceptable until it passed his exacting standards- there was always a technically indispensible improvement which we simply had to adopt because life was simply not acceptable without it! No sooner than the rest of us had begun to get a grip of how to watch the television the whole system was changed again!

A highlight one Sunday afternoon was being told to sit cross legged on the lounge floor at a precise point, watch the television, close my eyes and listen to the 'millenium falcon' moving across the ceiling from the patio doors towards the back garden! 'what a beast.......!'

I would often stare incredulously at the vacuum cleaner wondering why it deposited more than it collected- that is, until Mr Fix-it came along.

He loved Chase the retriever, known variously as 'Oh Madame' (to give her her dignity) or 'wooluff'' or 'yellow dog'.

More than anything he loved his mum. He would always say 'you're a star mum' and, ofcourse, she is. He would always take her shopping to Tesco and carry the shopping to his car. She had to wait at the entrance whilst he drove the car to collect her. He would have walked through fire for his mum!

When Matthew died his life was on a real high!. He loved his girlfiend Holly, his family and his home. He was doing well at work and the future looked good. He had the mobile phone he wanted, the car he wanted with every gadget imaginable! And mum was always at hand to make his favourite coffee and toasted sandwiches. He had worked out a scheme to cut the trees with minimum effort but this would require a device he had seen advertised...........

These shouldn't happen but they do. We are in a very dark place right now- but we are receving great comfort from our memories and from seeing his friends.

Dad will always love you.

Holly's tribute...

“Jonner was the most loving, caring partner, he treated me like a princess. I am honoured to have been with him for six happy, amazing years. He was my true love and I know we would have been together for all time.

“He made everyone around him so, so happy and the love he gave me will last a lifetime. We enjoyed the most simple pleasures, just spending time in each others company. I will love him for all time.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Proud to be his brother-in-law

A charming companion who was always ready to smile, always ready to say hello, I'm so grateful to have watched Matthew turn in to the generous, happy, loving young man I knew in the twelve years in which I have been lucky enough to be his brother-in-law. He'll always be remembered as an affectionate and admired brother, uncle and son who loved the family who were so very proud of him. We love you Matthew, and you'll never be forgotten.

Chris Hole, brother-in-law

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Floral Tributes at Rackheath

There are so many flowers by the roadside that I have not been able to picture them all in one photo. So many people have brought them with so many messages of love and support. We are very grateful to all of you for them. Each time we come, there are more and more. Thank you.
There is a book of condolence there and if you want to stop off and leave a message in it, that would be wonderful. Matthew touched so many people and it would be so good to hear if you were one of them.

Matthew Jones

This blog is dedicated to Matthew David Jones , of Stalham, Norfolk - who was born on October 18 1984 and who died, aged only 24 years, on April 10 2009.

Nobody could have been more loved or more missed. Matthew (known to many as Jonner and MoJo) died in a car accident, whilst on his way to work at Norwich Airport in the early hours of the morning of Good Friday.

This is a place where we can assemble all the different aspects of his life together in one place and to be grateful for the time we were all together. It will help us all to come to terms with what has happened and your input is very welcome.

Please feel free to share your feelings and sadness over his death with us, through this blog - you can sign the guestbook, write comments or contact me if you would like me to post specific things for you - including and especially if you find that you have any pictures of him or video clips.

This will become a central place for us all to remember a deeply special son, brother, uncle and friend, whom we had hoped to be with for so much longer.

Thank you.

Bryonie Jones, sister to Matthew.


The Eastern Evening News coverage of Matthew's accident is given on the link below.

Family tribute to man killed in crash

Matthew David JonesDevastated family, friends and colleagues of a popular man killed in a horrific smash near Norwich have paid an emotional tribute to him.