This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Matthew Withers, 54 years old, born on May 3, 1966, and passed away on March 19, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Chris Rosewarne on May 4, 2021
I am still the oldest but would have loved to have had that piss taking yesterday. Thinking of you mate.
Posted by Michael Hawkins on May 4, 2021
Your still older than me mate!! You dont get out of it that easily! Happy Birthday old man
Posted by Gary Greenall on May 3, 2021
You would have been 55 today Matt... the piss taking would have certainly already started by now about you being an old bugger and would have surely continued till well after I'd turned 55... wherever you are, keep your foot to the floor... miss you buddy
Posted by Rachael Quborsi on May 3, 2021
Been thinking about you all day Matt, happy heavenly birthday x
Posted by Peter Hall on April 3, 2021
I m so saddened by this news. We had been friends for many years working throughout the Emirates. Although it's been sometime since we last saw each other I will miss him. Anne and Katie my condolences and deepest sympathy.
Posted by Deep Gupta on April 3, 2021
Shattered to hear this news! I had a previlage of meeting Matt a few times and he left a great impact on me. Matt was a super humble and understanding human being, a true leader and a role model.

We all will definitely miss you, gone too soon. God bless your soul!
Posted by ANGIE DEADY-FIDDLER on March 31, 2021
So saddened to hear the news; our thoughts go out to Matt's family and friends.
I have had the pleasure of working with Matt over several years - it was always great to do so as he made everything so much smoother.

RIP Matt
Angie and all of the Martyn Fiddler Aviation team
Posted by Henrik Abitz on March 29, 2021
A great colleague turned friend over the last 13 years, and one with the same mad interest in music and High End HiFi systems. I truly enjoyed our listening evenings together, discussing the latest vinyl purchases, sound quality, comparing systems and different music genres. Matt was a walking Encyclopedia in music and HiFi a true connoisseur. I will miss those evenings and the concerts in Dubai we used to go to. I am sure others will as well, Chris, Garry and John. Matt was always up for a good Concert. This place will be a bit more boring without you.

My Condolences to Ann, Katie and your family.

May you rest in peace.

Posted by Nick McHaffey on March 29, 2021
So very sad to here the recent news about Matt.

I worked with Matt when we were both at ExecuJet and he was a great help in clearly steering often difficult customer request down a logical path. He was always honest and fair and someone you could rely on for helping to steer a logical resolution. 

I am sure he’ll be missed by many at DC Aviation and all those at ExecuJet who worked alongside him.

My condolences go out to all his family during these difficult times and all who had the pleasure to know him.
Posted by Philip Williams on March 29, 2021
It is so sad and so sudden what has happened. I was looking forward to working with Matthew. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time. He will be greatly missed.
Posted by mikhail g on March 29, 2021
RIP Matt, you will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones, esp to Ann and Katie.

You will surely be missed.


Prayers for Matt:
"Eternal rest grant unto Matt, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Prayers for the family and loved ones:
"I pray that in this time of loss, you'll feel God's love much more and that you'll find your comfort in the presence of the Lord. I pray God pours upon you, His sweet amazing grace, and overflow your heart with peace as you live in His embrace. Amen"
Posted by Gerry Tinson on March 28, 2021
So very sad to here the news of Matts passing.
I will miss the fun and laughter that we shared during our time together working in Dubai.
He was one of a kind, a total aviation person, true professional but also a genuine friend. I will miss you Matt.
My condolences go out to his family and all who had the pleasure to know him.
RIP Matt
Posted by Brian Edwards on March 28, 2021
Words can't describe how sorry I am to hear about Matthew's passing. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and colleagues. Wishing everyone comfort and peace as we remember Matthew.
Posted by Brian Donaghey on March 26, 2021
Death ends a life.........
It does not end the memories created!

So sad to have been given this news. A true professional that always had time to answer questions, and share a laugh. 

Rest in peace, Matthew..........
Posted by Gabriela Kormanova on March 26, 2021
I will start with Albert Schweitzer quote: “The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.” And you left so many traces, Matt. You will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences go out to Anne and Katie during these difficult times. Love, Gabriela
Posted by Michael Hawkins on March 26, 2021
Our family is absolutely devastated!!
There are no words that can ease the pain. Anne and Katie our thoughts and love are with you at this tremendously difficult time x x

Matt and I shared many memories over the 25 years that we were mates. Too many to list but the stand out must be the 4 weeks we spent back in the UK sharing a flat with only 2 beds, a TV and 2 beanbags as furniture. So little at hand yet the fun and laughs we had will remain with me forever.

Whenever we did get back together we used to have a saying the first one to laugh loses, it took less than 10 seconds for one of us to lose!!

RIP my old mucker and wherever you are I can hear you saying those immortal Withers words............................Mmmmmm Cheesecake!
Posted by Stan Virovsky on March 25, 2021
I have no words to express my shock and sorrow having learned that you are not among us anymore. It was my honour and privilege to have worked with you - a great man, gentleman, highly skilled professional. With your understanding to all our needs, problems and your great support to our team you was recognised as a LEADER, not simply as a boss.
My deep condolences to your family. You always be missed.
May your soul rest in peace!

Stan Virovsky
DC Aviation Al Futtaim
Posted by Frank Bauer on March 25, 2021
Rest in Peace Matthew and my deepest condolences to his family.

Our paths crossed a few times and it was always a great pleasure meeting with him.
Posted by Lisa Bate on March 25, 2021
It is sad that you left us all too early Matt, but you will live on through your wife Anne and daughter Katie. They will continue to share memories of you for years to come. So many will remember you as such a kind, respectful and funny guy. Not forgetting your love of cheesecake! We became friends when we met over 20 years ago overseas through your wife Anne. We will always be there to support Anne and Katie whenever needed. Sleep easy Matt. Lisa & Paul x
Posted by Sara Gonazalez on March 25, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Anne & Katie in this time of sadness.
Posted by Wadeeah Tamimi on March 25, 2021
May the Almighty rest his soul in peace. I never met him just heard about him. An amazing person with a heart of Gold.
Condolences to the family.

Wadeeah Tamimi
Posted by Dillon Laurente on March 25, 2021
Matt's connection with me started out as him being my manager, but over time, he became a friend as well. Great guy overall.

Work-wise, I was privileged to have him as a boss - had all the qualities a good one has, and we had a very good rapport. Additionally, well-appreciated were gestures towards the team such as the weekly bringing of home-made cookies etc. I will especially remember his calm and collected personality, even during stressful times.

Apart from work, we'd also hang out every now and again and shared certain interests. For me personally, the main interest we had in common was our love for certain music genres and bands. We'd often lend CDs to each other, including those of groups he or I never heard of.

One thing he said to me ages ago that I still remember: "Every problem has its solution; you just have to look for it." - part of his positive attitude towards life.

Finally, this tribute would not be complete without mentioning his immense (and well-known) love of cheesecakes!

RIP Matt, you will always be remembered and cherished.


Posted by Ugur Calgara on March 25, 2021
Rest in peace my friend, you will always be remembered with good memories.
Posted by Maylyn Lobigas on March 25, 2021
Matt, I am honored and blessed to have known you. We will never forget your kindness.
May the Lord bring you everlasting rest.

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

We pray for strength for Anne and Katie.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Maylyn Casimiro-Lobigas
Posted by Stephen McAteer on March 25, 2021
One of life's genuine good guys, easy going, caring and super chilled. As I've been recounting some of the casual chats we would share in your office there is one thought that comes to mind, I have worked with many people over the years but do not always know the names of their partners or children. I never met Anne or Katie but I was well aware of them because whatever we would be chatting about it always came back around to family and the smile and pride that would beam from you whenever you spoke of them. This the memory I will hold of you, a genuine guy who had a moment for anybody and an obvious loving husband and proud father. Our whole team feel a deep sense of loss and miss you. Rest in peace mate from the "Sweaty Sock"
Posted by Agnes Sunglao on March 25, 2021
Another beautiful person have left a big hole in our heart.
And I want people to know why by describing you ---

M – memories; Maintrol team shared a lot of memories with you, the laughter, the drama, food, dinners, bullying each other and so on.. thank you for all the memories and it will last forever in our heart.
A – adviser: thank you for being my adviser whenever I don’t have any answer to my silly questions, work problems or even my life issues, you were always there willing to listen and gave advices despite of being busy. 
T – thoughtful; whenever you went for vacation, business travel or just a simple day, you will bring souvenir, chocolates, cakes, baked cookies of Anne, donuts from food court just because you knew your team will always say yes to those
T – transparent/Truthful: I have no memory of you shouting when you are mad or cursed someone or told bad things about one person (you just turn red whenever you are mad) but instead you told us directly what’s wrong and find the solution to avoid the mistakes and you never left us out when there were issues, you were very transparent in telling us everything.
H – humble; you were never our boss but a mentor who thought us so many things not only about our job but also about our lives, a leader who led us to right path and made the team as one and your office was always open for us, for anyone, just stand on the queue and you were willing to entertain everyone. You were never let us get intimidated with you but we respected you and looked up to you. 
E – encouraging; you encouraged us to do our job properly and to make us a better team player despite of having different personalities and nationalities. you encouraged us to dream big
W – witty; you had this way of telling things in very witty ways, that most of the times make us smile. You knew what you were saying, you knew your job inside and out and you are one of the wittiest/knowledgeable persons I knew. And thank you for sharing your knowledge

It will never be the same without you, Matt especially to Anne and Katie.
Thank you for coming to our lives.
You were a blessing.
You will be missed.
Thank you.
Posted by Vanessa Cayanan on March 25, 2021
I’ve worked with Matt in ExecuJet and became my direct manager for 4 years. He really is the best manager because he’s nice and kind. He was calm even when under pressure. He will be missed by many especially the people that worked in his team.
Posted by eddy scandar on March 25, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family and his friends. Matt was just a all round great guy. RIP Matt, you will be missed and remembered.

Eddy Scandar
Posted by Rebecca Greaves on March 25, 2021
Remembering Matt, one of the most generous people I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with, and thinking of Anne and Katie so broken-hearted by his loss. We will treasure our memories of our trips to Dubai, relaxing, chatting and enjoying great food, and the best of company ❤️ sending lots of love to you Anne and Katie, from Becky, Wayne, Matthew, Lizzie and Tom xxx
Posted by Maridel Gandarosa on March 25, 2021
Another wonderful soul has left us.
I admire Matt as I was working with him in ExecuJet. He always made work easy and manageable for everyone. His smile brightens the mood in the office. His wit is unfathomable. It's like we have a father in the house. His dedication to anything he does is contagious. A kind-hearted and warm soul. You are dearly missed.

You may have left your wife and daughter physically but i am sure they have gained a guardian and a warrior in heaven. May they be consoled in the thought that you are in a better place now. My prayers are with them to overcome this and let your memories live on. Losing a loved one is painful enough so much so with letting go. My deepest condolences to Anne and Katie and the rest of his family.

"We belong to God and to him we shall return." Rest in peace, Matt.
Posted by Talal Al Ansari on March 25, 2021
My condolences to his family, It was a privilege to have worked with a respected and dedicated person as Matthew for the past 5 years.
My prayers to him and his family may god rest his soul in peace.
Captain Talal Al Ansari
Posted by Kp Pahadi on March 25, 2021
I knew Matthew during my time as the GCAA POI for Execujet Middle East and am deeply shocked and saddened by the news. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends and prayers that his soul may rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Yousuf Alazizi on March 25, 2021
So sad, Mathew was one of the first post holders I dealt with when I joined the Aurhority. He was very respected person, I enjoyed taking to him not only on work related subjects. My deep condolences to his family.
Posted by Priadarshni Dias on March 25, 2021
My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
I wish you peace, comfort, courage to face the days ahead and strength to hold loving memories in your heart forever.
Mathew will be missed by many.
Posted by Mohammed Alsaadi on March 25, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. I have known Mathew through GCAA. He will be remembered for his dedication and smile. I extend my condolences to DC Aviation family.
Captain Mohammed Alsaadi
Posted by Marine Noble on March 25, 2021
Matt, having worked with you in ExecuJet…
for me you were someone who gained respect from your intelligence and used it to guide others… someone who looked for the best in others and gave the best you had…. someone who was a constant inspiration and can never be forgotten…

Your life has touched so many, and you would never even have known it…

Rest in eternal Peace…

With Prayers,
Marine Noble
Posted by hafra mohamed on March 25, 2021
You were one of the kindest person I have known, Matt. You were such a strong person through and through, from character, personality and presence. I am grateful to have known you and worked with you in ExecuJet. Matt, you will always be with us.

Sending love and prayers to Anne & Katie.

Gone too soon...Rest in peace Matt.

Hafra Mohamed

Posted by Wassim Saheb on March 25, 2021
My sincere condolences to all his family , friends and co workers. I was privileged to work with Matt over the years. I remember our first Global delivery back in 2008. He was always positive , smiling and great company. Bless his soul. And my support to everyone in this difficult time.
Posted by Grace GY on March 25, 2021
Matt, you just don’t know how grateful I am to you. I knew nothing about aircraft but you trusted me and gave me that once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Maintrol team. You were one great boss! Never in my 6 years of working with you as my boss had I ever heard you raising your voice to anyone of us your staff. You had been extremely patient and understanding. When the time came when I had to leave Maintrol team, you motivated and taught me to believe in my self... I could never ever repay your kindness.
Thank you, Matt! Your memories will live forever.
Posted by Chris Rosewarne on March 25, 2021
Matt, I am not sure I have the words to express the loss I feel personally and for everyone whos lives you touched. You were just the greatest person to have had the privilege to work with and the honor to call a friend. You have left a big hole in our lives and my heart goes out to Anne and Katie who have lost the best Husband and Dad. 
I know you will live on in all our hearts with the best memories. We shared good times together, watched some great concerts and shared our passion for F1, not to mention the odd brunch or two, memories I shall treasure and look back on for the rest of my life. 

Gone but never forgotten, rest in peace my friend

Posted by Omar A on March 25, 2021
I am grateful to have met you during your tenure at DC Aviation and will always remember you as an extremely professional and very kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP Matt.
Posted by Martina Kelty on March 25, 2021
Your sudden death has touched our lives and our hearts. But you will be remembered with fondness as part of our team as a leader who made a difference. No words can comfort Anne at Katie at this time but may they find the strength in memories of your lives together. Gone too soon but your memory will live on - RIP Matt.
Posted by moureen shamallah on March 25, 2021
Rest in eternal peace Matthew,

My deepest sympathies to the entire family during this time of loss, our thoughts/prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Kay Hornsby on March 24, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to all the family. We were truly saddened and stunned to hear of Matts passing. You and Katie are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

R.I.P Matt

Love Kay, Paul & Megan
Posted by Michela Marcoli on March 24, 2021
So difficult to find the words in such circumstances... it has been simply great to know you and working with you has always been a real pleasure.

You were an amazing human being and I will always smile when thinking of you.

My sincerely condolences to Matt’s family, my thoughts and prays are with you all.

Ciao Matt!! May God bless your soul and your family
Posted by Martin Jones on March 24, 2021
My heart goes out to you Ann and Katie . We can’t even imagine what your going through. It’s many years since we stood in that school playground with Eve and Katie. We are thinking of you both. RIP Matt.

Martin, lisa Eve and Alice
Posted by Julian Pereira on March 25, 2021
I'm not much for words at times like this..

No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

RIP Matthew. You will be missed.
My condolences to his wife, daughter, extended family and loved ones.

Posted by Julie Thornton on March 24, 2021
Remembering Matt,
You came into our lives when the girls were small, where did the time go, sadly now gone you will always remain a part of us.

You walked calmly through life and embraced every challenge including the move to Dubai where you opened up your home to welcome us with generosity and warmth on our many visits for which 'thank you' is not enough. You shared with us your passion for Formula 1 and luxury cars, hunting out Lamborghinis on the beach road to make the girls smile. On your visits home to the UK we listened to the sound of your trusty lawnmower as you made a job of the stripes in the grass - 'a pleasure' you said and the pleasure was all ours.  Matt you took us to places we would never have seen, we had our very own 'Mattnav', to the top of mountains and blue seas. 

There are special people in our lives who never leave us when they are gone and Matt you are one of these special people.

To Matt, Anne and Katie we are sending love and prayers your way.

From Julie, Trevor, Kate and Amy.
Posted by Simon Buttery Swanson on March 24, 2021
My deepest condolences to you both. Matt was a great friend and a major influence to me when I joined the RAF teaching me in those early years I owe so much to him. This terrible pandemic has taken a great man but it will never take the memories you have. Love to you both.
Posted by Kerrie Low on March 24, 2021
There are no words that can describe how we feel about loosing you so suddenly
having known you for 30yrs you were more a family member than a friend. You have left a Matt Shaped hole in our hearts and nothing will ever take it away.
Matt you were one of the best the kind of person that everyone liked respected and got along with. You were a lovely Husband a great Dad you were also helpful, caring, kind and so funny at times alway quick with funny comments and made us laugh.
We were honoured to have you in our lives especially Alan his respect for you was way above anything you took him to the car racing and Then when you suffered a
Take That Concert because he wanted to see them Not many would do that! only you Matt only you love !
We have had some wonderful times with you Anne and our gorgeous Katie you spoilt us and made us so welcome these times we will always Treasure forever just wonderful memories.
So Matt this is our final farewell to you Good night and God bless matey we will never forget you and we will always be there for Anne and Our Katie x
Love Trish and Alan

To Anne and Our Katie
Words seem so Feeble in moments like these
Life is so precious and Death is a Thief
The depth of your pain we cannot comprehend
But we will Stand alongside you in Darkness and to our end
Love is a bond that Death cannot part
He’s gone from our eyes
But held dear in our hearts ♥️
Love to you both xx
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Posted by Chris Rosewarne on May 4, 2021
I am still the oldest but would have loved to have had that piss taking yesterday. Thinking of you mate.
Posted by Michael Hawkins on May 4, 2021
Your still older than me mate!! You dont get out of it that easily! Happy Birthday old man
Posted by Gary Greenall on May 3, 2021
You would have been 55 today Matt... the piss taking would have certainly already started by now about you being an old bugger and would have surely continued till well after I'd turned 55... wherever you are, keep your foot to the floor... miss you buddy
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My deep condolences to the family and friends, I have known Matthew for over 10 years, all work related, he was always professional and dedicated, great guy and gone too young, RIP Matt