Matthew Dale Harris

17th December 1997 - 2nd September 2020
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HARRIS Matthew Dale and HARRIS Ruby Jane

Tragically taken as the result of an accident on Wednesday 2nd September 2020, aged 22 years and 5 and a half months.

Adored partner and baby daughter of Brooke.

Much loved son and granddaughter of Cathy and Jason, Stephen and Annaleigh.

Loved son in law and grandaughter of Dona and Brendan.

Dearly loved brother of Laura, Samuel, Luke, Jack, Finn, Brad and Adam.

Loved brother in law of Courtney, Jaimee-Lea and Dave, and Uncle of Arthur.

Ruby was an adored addition to our family and was dearly loved by everyone, especially her dad who will be forever looking after her.

Loved grandson and great granddaughter of Ngaire and Ron*, Barbara* and Adrian*, Steph* and Hummy, Jamie and Bernadette, Margaret, Glenys and Pete.

Loved nephew, niece, and cousins of their extended families.

Matthew was well known for his wonderful nature and he was dearly loved by his mates.

A service will be held by invitation only due to current restrictions, a family member will be in contact with you.

The service can be viewed via livestream link -

Messages to 21 Compton Street Invercargill or 51 Old Main Road Wallacetown or to Matthew and Ruby’s tribute pages at


Rest easy my bro, you and your daughter are much loved man you are going to be missed you are a top bloke see you another time on the other side.
Heart gose out to the family and his partner of you’s need anything sing out and I’ll try my best to help in any way
Raymond Phillips, Winton
Thinking of all at this very sad time.
Lynette service, Invercargill
Sincere condolences to you all. Such a tragedy.
McClelkand Family, Invercargill
Wish i got to know you more Matt, you were such an awesome guy and so full of energy and such a great personality. Ruby looks like the daughter you would be proud to call your own and looks like such a happy chilled wee girl and im sure you both will be up there reading stories and watching down on Brooke. Gonna be missed bud
Mark Johnson, Invercargill
So glad we got to know you. Enjoy your company, amazing spirit and love. Will forever remember your smile, hugs and messages checking up on us. Was privileged to be apart of your and Brooke's relationship beginning and see the love and family grow. We will miss you very much but know you are taking good care of Ruby. Will remember you always xo
Kerstyn and Lole , Invercargill
Sincere sympathy Cathy and family thinking of you all xx
Nikki Kelly (née Jenkins)
Nikki Kelly , Oamaru
Brooke please accept our heart felt sympathy on the loss or your partner and precious little bundle of joy, Ruby. It was a beautiful service.
Judith and Mike Lawrence , Los Angeles
My heart goes out to you all at this sad time
Krystie herman, Invercargill