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Friday November 9, 2012

Born in Blandford, England, January 29,1934; died Toronto, November 4, 2012 after a long, stoical battle against skin cancer. Lovingly remembered by Jennifer, his wife of 50 years, sons Philip and Richard (Cristina), granddaughter Alessandra, and sister Liz. Colin will be missed by his sister-in-law Linda (Peter), his nephews, best friend Owen (Marlene) and many friends everywhere whose lives he touched. At age 14 Colin trained for the British Merchant Navy aboard HMS Conway, a flagship of Nelson's day, and travelled the world as a navigating officer before emigrating to Canada in 1959. After three years in the Toronto police force he trained as a teacher and spent over 25 happy years at Upper Canada College as math master, cricket coach and finally Head of Security. Classical music and sailing were his loves but his passion was cricket . He stood as an umpire and match manager in local, national and international matches, served as treasurer for the Canadian Cricket Association ( Cricket Canada) and was a senior member of the Cricket Canada Umpire Certification committee. A service celebrating Colin's life will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Road East, Toronto at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 13, followed by a reception at the Toronto Cricket Club, 141 Wilson Avenue, Toronto. Our thanks to Dr. Kevin Imrie, the palliative care unit and the many wonderful doctors and nurses who looked after Colin at Sunnybrook and in the PERC department at Women's College hospital. If desired, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Haematology Department, c/o Dr Kevin Imrie, 2075 Bayview Avenue, # H 332, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

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