Passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2013 at the young age of 24 years. Adored son of Cliff and Shelley Hayward. Loving brother of Melissa Lenarduzzi and husband Logan. Proud uncle of Calvin and Stella. Cherished grandson of Elizabeth and Paul Farrand and Marilyn and Bill Scherbank, Clifford and the late Helen Hayward. Nephew of Michele Farrand, Timothy Farrand, Wayne and Pam Hayward, Bruce and Beth Hayward, Gladys Kane, amd Mildred Hayward. Survived by many cousins and missed by many friends.

Mat graduated from Riverside Secondary School and was an honours graduate with the highest academic standing in the Fire Fighting Program at St. Clair College. He was a dedicated athlete with a passion for training and competing at the highest level. Mattie played hockey and soccer for many teams including Windsor AAA Hockey, the Belle River Canadiens, Croatia and Teutonia Soccer to name a few. Mat was active in the Windsor-Essex community, volunteering and working at AM800. Mat was a motivational person with a kind heart who knew how to bring out the best in everyone. Donations to the family may be made during the visitation period.

“Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated”

Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:30 am at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca



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