Capt. (Retired) Matthew G. Black CD – RCAF
Suddenly in Atlanta Georgia on Friday November 22, 2019 at the age of 56. Predeceased by his parents Janice (née Patterson) and Gordon Black and brother Owen Black. Proud and loving father to Leah (Eric Long) & Victoria. Dear brother to Shelley (Roberto), Mark (Kelly), Kevin (Robyn), Mimi, Martha (Bart Haberbosch) and Michael. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Will be dearly remembered by his colleagues at DND and many friends.
Matt loved planes, baked spaghetti and his two girls. He liked to build airplanes and fly them at millennium field with his friends, go to broadway for breakfast and dinner and loved his job very much.
Friends are invited to visit the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. on Friday December 6th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday December 7th after 12:30 until time of service. Memorial Service will be held in the Sacred Space at 2 p.m. followed by interment of urn at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces.
In Memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Thinking of Tori and the family xox
Phyllis Dowell and Roger Breau
Rest In Peace Matt. You were a very special person to Roger and I. We will always love you and you were a proud Dad to your two daughters.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love, hugs and prayers to you and yours Torrie.
I have very many fond memories of Matt at RMC and very early in my career in Ottawa.
RIP my friend and comrade. You will be missed by all those you have met.
It's been many years, old friend. But I have strong and warm memories of our days together in 2 Squadron at CMR. Rest in peace, and may your family find comfort in the lasting and positive impact you had in so many lives.
I first met Matt at the Flying field, where he would touch and goes with his Trojan, I was new to the sport and crashed a lot. Time went on and occasionally when I sent a plane in the air I could see Matt watching me, he was always willing to praise or provide guidance. Thanks to Matt I'm a better pilot and will always think of him when I fly, especially with his old Trojan.
josee and Eric Dumoulin
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tori and the family. Although we did not know him personally we know his babygirl Victoria and she is quite the young woman. We love you Tori and are here for you
I met Matt at Millennium Park where we flew our radio controlled planes. He quickly became a friend and a mentor. He taught me a lot and helped me become better at out hobby. I miss you Matt.
It was a pleasure to have known you Matt.
You were a true gentleman.
Rest in Peace
My deepest condolences to your family. Your friendship and help over the years will be missed and never forgotten. You taught me many aspects of flying and always kept telling me that I was getting better and I had the ability to do things I didn't think I could with my planes. I will always remember your constant touch-and-go's (or bumps and jiggles as we would joke about). You inspired us all at the field and always showed us new stuff. Rest in peace my friend.