George COLIN Edwards

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Colin was a kind, funny, compassionate gentleman, with a quick dry wit and a welcome for everyone.
In the early 1950s, on leave from the RAF, Colin found himself in a strange town with nowhere to stay and the Salvation Army embraced him in their care and ensured he had a bed for the night. The following morning, they gave him money for his safe journey back to base. Colin made sure he repaid that debt many times over during his lifetime.

As a family, we wanted to honour him by continuing his support of a charity he held dear to his heart.

When Colin left the RAF he worked for Inland British Waterways, where he met Barbara, the love of his life.

His career led to many house moves around the country. When his sons Neil, Paul and Clive were quite young they settled in Thorpe Bay. After the boys had grown, Barbara and Colin continued their house moves.

Colin and Barbara's love of travel gave them opportunities to see many part of the world and meet people who became life long friends. Their cruises together gave them so much joy.

Colin was a much loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and neighbour. His ready humour and smile ensured everyone loved him and enjoyed spending time with him.

Four generations will miss this lovely man; we will miss his barbecues, his fringed shorts, his terrible jokes, his unfailing support but, above all, his love for his family. We are comforted that he is now at rest with Neil and Liam, his beloved late son and grandson.

Colin's family would like to thank everyone for their support over the last few months. It has been, and will always be, greatly valued. Thank you.

Latest donations

  • £25.00 Brenda Yardley

    Remembering a good friend of my late husband Eric and myself.

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  • A Good Friend

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  • £10.00 Yvonne Osmond

    RIP Colin

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