December 7, 1977 – July 21, 2013
Colin passed away suddenly on July 21, 2013 in Newport, New South Wales, Australia. He is deeply missed by his wife Hayley, their daughters Acacia and Grace of Newport, Australia and his loving parents Ewan and Heather Gordon of Fernie, B.C., and Hayley’s family, the Woodroffs, Kerri, Wayne and Linc of Dee Why, N.S.W., Australia. Colin will also be sadly missed by his Grandmother Marie Hickey, his Aunt and Uncle Margaret and Gary Grant, Uncle Alan Gordon, his cousins Denise and Danielle Gordon, Marlene and Brian Gordon, his Aunt and Uncle Nancy and Don Eckstein, Aunt Bev Patterson, Uncle Paul Wyatt and cousins Corrin and Erin Wyatt. He is predeceased by his Grandparents Rose and Jim Patterson and Grandfather Donald Gordon. Since moving to Australia in 2001, Colin worked in the tree maintenance industry which ultimately led to Colin forming his own company, CanCut Tree Services. He also met Hayley in 2001 and they married March 19, 2005. Colin’s daughter Acacia was born July 14, 2009 followed by Grace on November 18, 2011. Although Colin lived in Australia for the last twelve years he always regaled his Australian mates with his stories of the great fishing, skiing, hiking, biking and great friends he grew up with in the Elk Valley. A service to celebrate the life and love for Colin was held in Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Freshwater, Sydney Australia. The mass was celebrated by Father Senan Ward. Colin was laid to rest at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery, Hakea Avenue, Davidson. Colin will always be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, his great smile, his hilarious antics and his love of all outdoor sports. Colin will live forever in the hearts and minds of all those he touched. Donations can be made in Colin’s name to Fernie Friends for Friends Society, 50 Ridgemont Drive, Fernie, B.C. V0B 1M2. Ewan and Heather wish to thank the many friends in Canada and Australia for their heartfelt condolences and acts of kindness during these difficult times. Colin you are forever in our hearts and prayers.