Although I did not know Matt well, I did know him for a very long time through the rugby club as a kid and then through various friends we had in common. My thoughts to your parents, Matt. I shall light a real candle in your name.
Miss you Matt, I heard the song by Colin Hay yesterday, Waiting for my real life to Begin....and I believe you have been given a new life beyond this one, a calling, a responsibility. I don't know how your family copes without you, such a special person. Thinking of you.
Safe in the arms of the Lord. God Bless you Matt.
I have always remembered Matt, who was my favourite person to "babysit" in Coffs. Not that he ever needed minding; I considered him more of a companion. Great company too. I have watched him in awe from afar ever since my family moved away. So many achievements. What a remarkable person.
I never met you personally but I wish I had. You were obviously an amazing person, and you have inspired one more person to achieve their goals and make the most out of life. I too have a disability, though nowhere near as severe as yours, and hearing your words and witnessing your accomplishments is truly awe-inspiring.
Rest in peace.
You never met me, and yet here I am,
regretting not knowing you in person.
You are an amazing man with such a great strength!..
loved and mourned even by strangers you never met....
Let your smile remain in all our heart.
I love you.
Matt Laffan may have been small in statue, but he was a great man. An inspiration to all whether you had met him or not.
To Matt, Dick and Jenny. During a time in my life when all seemed too hard, I did not fully appreciate what your family had done for me. You took me into your home. You fed and nurtured me even though you did not really know me.
Matt was very good to me and it was like he understood my feelings. His ability to read people was nothing short of amazing. Matt inspired me - I think I might of rece...
Though I never met you personally it was and is a privilege to learn something about you.
Being the father of a disabled son you have given me inspiration to carry on.
You have shown so many so much. You truly are a great man.
I love you Matt and I never met you.