Dear Uncle Col, we have so many happy memories of your visits to Adelaide when Nanna Hick was with us, the great nights we had as a family at the Lockleys Hotel. We also loved the few visits we were able to have with you and Rita, and still remember vividly the first time when you showed us all around your stamping ground in the Dandenongs. Most appreciated was the support you gave Mum (Joyce) and all of us when Ken passed. Despite not seeing you for so long we have always had you in our thoughts, hope that you will now be happily with Rita, Ken and Daryl. Love from Robin, Diane and family in Adelaide.
PS Steve, Alan and Cheryl, absolutely wonderful eulogies, brought back so many memories. <3 <3
Deb your comments were unkind and unchristian and this was not the forum to state your personal vendetta against Alan. Firstly there were three people giving the eulogy and although I thanked uncle Cols friends at the end of mine I apologise if your name was not mentioned. However I know for a fact that Alan gave his eulogy a lot of thought and he is grieving for his stepfather and mate. He has worked very hard to honour uncle col and give him the best send off he could under the circumstances. We realise there were a wonderful group of friends that cared for and loved uncle Col and in normal times you would have been there. I can only feel you were grieving also or you would not have been so unkind to attack someone who was doing their best to say final good bye to someone they loved. You have upset many people.
RIP Uncle Col. We have some really happy memories spending time with you and Rita on our visits and special that you were able to spend your last Christmas with us. A wicked sense of humour, gravelly hearty laugh and strong working man’s hands – a long life, well lived. Give Pa a big hug for us.
Lauren, Shannon and Michael.
Rest In Peace Col, the service was good, Alan’s eulogy did not quite depict Col’s life, TIL Alan tried to speak that was so embracing and what he was on he should get it off it………disappointing how dare no mention of the close friends that took him to doctors appointments and fed him and gave him daily contact and Saturday’s night up that actually loved him
Worse dribble from Alan
Colin, we met you and Rita in Alaska, and couldn’t believe we traveled halfway around the world to find you only lived around the corner from us. we loved spending time with you and listening to your stories and life experiences rest in peace with your beautiful Rita. Love Lillian and Len xx
We loved spending time with you and hearing about your life’s experiences. You had so much knowledge to share and we learned so much from you. Your warm friendly manner in which you always greeted us at the door, you knew how to make anyone feel welcome and make you feel like you belong. We will miss doing jigsaw puzzles with you. There is a void in our hearts. Till we meet again.
From the girls Annette & Margaret
P.S. Al you put together a beautiful service for Col.A&M
A man will never forget and a man that brought so much joy and laughter to gathering of friends and family, may you rest in peace Col
Till we meet again Debby & Mick Hughes
Rip Col will miss you
Where was the thank you to the people In Rowville who made sure he was fed and had company daily.
Sadly the speech didn’t really depict who he was your speech was embarrassing and full of bullshit Alan Col would of been cringing in his coffin get off on what you were on
Thank you for a beautiful, thoughtful and most fitting service for Col. It was a privilege to attend.
Love, Gwen and Tilly
“Bless my soul in blossom of Abraham!”
Col’s excited call as he opened the door for a visitor.
“Come right in
and close the door”
Col was always a welcoming soul.
Will be sorely missed by his Rowville Neighbours.
The Mitchell Household
A man we always remember and never forget; You brought so much joy to a gathering With friends and family that we will never forget; May you rest In Peace Col
Till we meet again Debbie and Mick
A beautiful well respected likable icon…. I loved living near him and getting to know him.
A real gentleman. Really looked fwd to seeing him walking each day and loved talking with him. Will be sadly missed and know he will RIP with his loving wife Rita XXX
Rest with Rita now Uncle Col. Memories stay with use forever.
Love, Gail, Elena and Wade x
We will miss the great times we had together and the songs you used to sing for us. Rest in Peace with Rita, we will have a drink for you, Cheers from your good friends in Rowville!
Dear Uncle Col… you were a larger than life character who will be missed greatly… Love to all family members near and far.
Jeannie from Mission Beach here. My pal Col is now with the love of his life. May he RIP beside Rita xx
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