Beloved son of Glenn Ernest Franklin

And Ann -Louise Franklin,

Much loved brother to Katherine, Claire and Samantha.

Adored uncle to Lachlan, Tiffany and Aliyah.

Also, a grandson, nephew and cousin.

Great friend to more people than we ever knew.


Our ‘gentle giant’ will be greatly missed.

How lucky we are to have had Matthew in our lives.

He was taken too soon.


Matthews family would like it known that they have donated Matthews brain to the Sports Brain Bank, C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephlopathy) Diagnostics and Research.

Donations would be greatly appreciated and can be made direct to the research centre at Sydney University.

At the service a picture board will be made available for anyone who wishes to pin a photograph, message or memory.


If you are not able to be present, please send photos to Matthews family and they will bring them to the service.

Matthews family will later put them all in a book as a keepsake for his family.

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends” Kianu Reeves


A Funeral service to celebrate the life of Matthew will be held on Monday November 31st, 2022 at 2pm in the Prince Regent House Chapel, Harrison Funerals, 748 Geelong Rd, Ballarat.

Followed by private cremation

If you wish to view the service via live stream please click HERE and please leave a tribute for the family
















Funeral Notice

ServiceOctober 31, 2022 - 2:00 pm748 Geelong Road Ballarat, VIC Venue: Prince Regent House
  1. Never forgotten!
    Rest In Peace young man.

    Mary October 31, 2022
  2. Matty… I’m saddened to know your no longer here.
    I miss our chats!
    Rest In Peace sweet man

    Bronwyn October 31, 2022
  3. Thinking of you all today Ann, Glenn, Katherine, Claire and Sam

    Lorraine and Jeff Donne October 31, 2022
  4. May you find comfort in the memories you have of Matthew and the love you have for him and one another. To the entire Franklin clan – our deepest sympathies and heartfelt love.

    Anne & David

    Anne October 31, 2022

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