At his residence in Ilderton on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Hilda for 61 years. Dear father of Pat and Doug MacPherson of London and Andrew and Barbara Harbison of Waterloo. Dear grandfather of Matt, Shawn and Melissa MacPherson; and Kathleen and Samuel Harbison. Born in Cullybackey, Northern Ireland, He served in the Royal Artillery 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment from 1939 to 1946 in the Middle East. Matthew came to Canada in 1953 and worked as a bricklayer until his retirement. Matthew was also a long time member of the Ilderton and District Lions Club and Ilderton United Church.
A memorial service will be held at Ilderton United Church, 121 Mill Street, Ilderton on Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM with Rev. Marilyn Carter officiating. Cremation with family interment Littlewood Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Building Fund of Ilderton United Church would be appreciated by the family.