Matthew Desforges

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Matthew Desforges

Matthew Desforges
Born c1971
Died c2002 (aged 31)
Education Tower Road School; Boston Grammar School; University of Manchester
Occupation Research Engineer
Employer Control Technology Centre Limited
Spouse Jacqueline
Children Adam Blaise
Parents Geoff Desforges; Jane
Relatives Lisa (sister)
Awards Chartered Electrical Engineer

Dr Matthew Desforges was educated at Boston Grammar School.


From the Autumn 2002 issue of The Old Bostonian

Dr Matthew Desforges, formerly of Boston, has died at his home in Stockport, Cheshire a few days after his 31st birthday.

Dr Desforges, who was married with a 14-month-old son, was the only son of Geoff and Jane Desforges, of Colindale, Boston.

He is a former pupil of Tower Road and Boston Grammar schools and he was a keen supporter of Boston United and Nottingham Forest football clubs.

His cancer was diagnosed nearly two years ago and his family say he bore the illness bravely.

After leaving school he went to the University of Manchester, where he achieved a first class honours degree in aeronautical engineering and was later awarded a PhD.

He was a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, was a chartered electrical engineer and worked as a research engineer for Control Technology Centre in Manchester.

He had a wide range of interests including speedway, hill walking in the Peak District and Lake District, and he was a lifelong fan of heavy rock and heavy metal music.

As well as his parents, he leaves his wife, Jacqueline, son Adam Blaise, and sister Lisa.

The funeral, conducted by Rev Bob Wilson, was held at Stockport Crematorium. Donations were made to Marie Curie Cancer Care.