DRAYTON, Matthew Gordon


Suddenly on November 10, 2020 at his home in Barongarook.

Loved partner of Belinda. Loved father, father-in-law and Poppy to Kirstyn, Kyrone and Khiara; Josh, Emily and Spencer; Tyla, Bonnie and Braxton; Kody; and Jai.

Funeral Notice

Private service

In accordance with family wishes, a private service will be held.

12 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Matty my old mate,
    You were such a great, kind hearted guy with a heart of gold.
    You were always there for me, with great words of advice.
    I thank you so much for everything you did, l will never forget.
    And lastly, l will treasure the photo of you & my eldest daughter that you loved & adored as you do with all kids.
    Reunited with your Mum who you loved & adored.
    I will miss you Matty.
    Love your old mate, Lisa, Neka & Bella xxx

    Lisa Skinner-Cowley November 12 2020 8:42 pm
  2. MATTY.
    A big kid at heart a smile or a grin you were always welcoming. Our drinking sessions and late night chats Melissa and l will bloody miss you mate Rip.
    P. S old man
    Nathan is going to miss you like mad

    Russell November 12 2020 9:43 pm
  3. Matty you were a real family man and a hard working man. And also very kind hearted. You will be sadly missed by us all. RIP Matty. Never forgotten.
    Lila Skinner.

    Lila Skinner. November 13 2020 12:00 am
  4. Matty…
    Poppy M…
    You were like a second father to us and we will be forever grateful for the trust and love you shared with us! We will miss you phone calls and messages but mostly seeing you on our visits and you stirring us up about everything, especially for ‘not visiting sooner’ even if we’re only been down a week prior! You impacted our lives so much and we will NEVER forget you or take for granted the relationship we shared.
    Sarah, Adam, Emmie and Ava xoxox

    Sarah and Adam Montague November 13 2020 8:56 am
  5. Matty,
    No words will ever explain what everyone is going through right now. You have left us all broken and devastated. You were someone i could look up to and someone i could always rely on when needed. I will forever miss you shit stirring me. Thank you for being there for my mum when she needed it. Will certainly miss interrupting your phone calls with mum thats for sure. We were so lucky to have you as family ❤️ Until we meet again Matty ❤️

    Courtney Bottrell November 17 2020 4:51 pm
  6. Taken too soon my thoughts go out to the family. Will miss that cheeky smile

    Deb Drayton November 17 2020 7:35 pm
  7. At first I was lost for words at your passing but you’ve been taken way to early bud condolences Belinda and your family. We first met at the colac tech, we knew each other and that was about it, no special friendship. But our paths crossed about 30 years later and in these past 5 years we got to no each others family over a few beers and that is what Angie and I will remember. You were always happy to welcome anyone to have a chat. So my friend we wish you farewell until we meet again.
    RIP Matt may peace be with you.

    Abby and Angie Beall November 17 2020 9:44 pm
  8. A great mate who is sadly missed. Gone are the dreams of an early ‘semi-retirement’, with the rug pulled out from under us. Deepest sympathy to his family and all his friends.
    Steve and Yanti

    steve lawson November 18 2020 9:15 pm
  9. Taken to soon thought are with his partner Belinda and boys and his family , love mum and Steve xxx

    Sandra Williamson November 19 2020 10:34 am
  10. Matty my friend words can’t express my gratitude for all the things you did for me in our time of knowing each other knowing you made me a better person and I’m grateful for having known you …
    You will be dearly missed brotha rest easy up there and I’ll raise a few tinnys down here for you
    Joshy and Kirsten I love you guys and stay strong and much love to all the rest of the family .

    Nick oram November 19 2020 11:15 pm
  11. Matty , Matty, Matty , one of a kind . Before I had the chance to meet you ,I felt I already knew you through my two eldest kids , Nicholas and Jessica . You took Nicholas in when times were tough with him and I ,you gave him a home and a man to look up too. Jessica only ever had good things to say about you ,as she was lucky enough to be best mates with your amazing son Josh. The teenagers loved getting together at your home , their home away from home and knowing that they were safe. Finally through my third son Riley I got to met the legend himself, kind, caring ,loyal , non judgemental, welcoming , funny , shit stirrer plus , hard working , great DAD and GRANDFATHER. Loved his family to no end . Many a great memory had with you Matty from us all , even the youngest Jimmy. Your generosity and beautiful smile and soul will always hold a special part in our hearts and thoughts. Love to all your family. Free to fly high tosser love Jo and crew.

    Joanne Angove November 20 2020 1:05 pm
  12. Matty, You were a Good Bloke, Shit Stirer and a Family man ❤ Take Care Matey ❤xoox

    Vanessa Clarke November 20 2020 1:35 pm

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