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  • "Dear Gail. So very sorry for your loss. It was always a..."
  • "Sorry for your loss, Elaine. May you have many happy..."
    - Roberta (Breckon) Flora
  • "So sorry to hear about Colin's passing. His sister Elaine..."
    - Dianne Breckon Lamprecht
  • "Gaylord Stewart of both Duncan and La Penita"
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HASSELL, Colin November 19, 1941 - December 14, 2013 Colin passed away from complications after having his third open heart surgery. He was predeceased by parents, Alister and Eleanor Hassell. He is sadly missed by his loving family; wife, Gail; sons, Kevan (Richelle), Ian (Angela) Cooper; daughters, Cherie (Patrick) McLean and Stephanie (Wayne) Campbell; sister, Elaine (Pat) Blackie; seven wonderful grandchildren; nephew, Chris (Jeni) and family; niece, Jennifer (Anton) and a host of friends and relations who will always remember him as a true gentleman and a loyal friend who had a great sense of humour. He will also be missed by his good friend, Jim and others at the Y's Healthy Heartbeat program. Colin was born in Duncan while his father was serving overseas during WWII so they didn't actually meet until Colin was almost five. The reunited family moved to Victoria where Colin attended Tillicum Elementary and Esquimalt High School. He joined the Bank of Montreal, and then in 1970 he was with CIBC until he retired. He worked in many areas of the Province but ended his career in Vancouver. He and Gail retired happily to Victoria where he volunteered for Silver Threads and CNIB. Colin was also an active member of NSRG. He and Gail had many wonderful vacations in England and Scotland. The family would like to thank Dr. David Attwell, Dr. Michael Perchinsky and Dr. Malcolm Williams for their care and expertise over the years. Thanks to all who took loving care of Colin while he was in Hospital. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Fund, Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of your choice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. No service by request. There will be a private graveside service at St. Peter's, Quamichan at a later date.

Published in The Times Colonist from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2014
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