Matthew Morand1957 - 2021
Matthew Mark Morand, age 63 passed away peacefully at his sister’s home in Cheboygan, surrounded by his loving family with the support of Hospice.
Matt was born in Detroit at Harper Hospital on September 5, 1957 to Jerry J. and Mary E. (Ingalls) Morand.
Matt grew up in Utica, attending Utica High School. Weeks prior to graduation, he was tragically injured by a drunk driver and sustained a traumatic brain injury. After spending a year in the hospital, Matt came home to the care of his mother and two sisters. Matt’s mother devoted her entire life teaching him to walk, and talk again. In 1978, Matt and his family moved to Cheboygan. Matt was a joy to everyone he met, he loved to make everyone smile. Matt loved going to restaurants, the casino, the movies, listening to music or spending time with his family. In 2009, Matt moved in with his sister, Laura, after the death of their mom. There Matt was cared for by his sister, his brother-in-law, his nephews, his great nephew and niece-in- law. Over the next 12 years, his family provided daily care and took Matt on outings, he would go golfing (riding in the cart) with his nephews and sister, he would explore nature with his niece Tia “Miss T” and his nephew Ian. He loved spending time and being “goofy” with all his family. Matt was truly a blessing, he taught his family to have patience, compassion, empathy and to be thankful of family always.
Matthew was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Arnold, his baby sister Terri A. Arnold and his father Jerry J. Morand; and his grandparents, Jim and Anne Ingalls.
Matthew leaves behind his sister, Laura (David) Daniel; his nephews, William (Tia), Jeremy, Joshua (Yulia) and David (Jennifer) Daniel Jr.; his great nephews, Ian, Caleb, Mason, Jaxon and Nicholas; and many family and friends. Matthew also leaves behind his trusted, loyal companion Coco, his chocolate lab.
On behalf of Matthew, his family would like to thank so many people for their kindness and friendship. Carrie LaHaie, Eddie, and Dr. Parada for their skillful, loving care in the Cheboygan ED. Dr. Watson for the years of ensuring Matt had the care he needed. For the level 2 staff at MNM, especially Derek, Hannah, Chett and many more. Thank you to Hospice of Michigan and Hart Medical for being able to respond quickly so we could bring Matthew home for family and friends to say their goodbyes.
A celebration of Matt’s life will be held in the summer. Memorials may be made to the Cheboygan Campus or a charity of your choice.
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