Matt Care RIP

Very shocked today to learn of the sudden, tragic death of Matt Care.Matt Care

Matt played a huge part as a volunteer in the restoration of sb Cambria, spending many hours wielding a paint brush.   He also ran the Cambria’s website and wrote a blog about the restoration, even continuing for a considerable time after he and his wife Elizabeth moved to Ireland, her home.

There they lived in a farmhouse with a smallholding and began keeping animals, expanding the variety over the years and keeping us all avidly reading about the pigs, the sheep, the goats, the ducks, etc, and of course all the work done on the house.

Matt was a man of many interests  –  from the lovely little westies to Citroen 2CVs, to fishing smacks.   He was posting on Facebook regularly.

From a chance remark I made about how Tilbury power station in the background spoilt a picture of Cambria, he wove together a story that I loved pictures of power stations and kept posting them!   Here’s how I shall remember Matt.  He said he wasn’t asleep, in a hammock on Cambria at St Kat’s.  Matt Care on board Cambria at St Katherine's Dock

From the photograph at the top of the page it can be seen how full of life he always was.  What a tragedy that he has been taken at such an early age.

We send our deepest sympathy to Elizabeth and all the family.

 

 

 

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Posted on 08/12/2018, in Uncategorized, Barge People, Death notices and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hilary halajko

    So shocking to hear this. He was so funny, hard working, just a great person. xx

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