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COLIN H. LISTER, 83, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born, raised and educated in Perth, Western Australia until he moved to Sydney where he joined the Commonwealth Trading of Australia. He spent a short time in England before the banking business took him to Canada. He took a Canadian citizenship and got very involved with Junior Hockey in Prince Albert Saskatchewan where he met Ken Ullyot. In 1958, Ken and Colin moved to Fort Wayne and he became the Business manager and co-owner of the Fort Wayne Komets Hockey Club till 1985. In addition to his involvement with the Komets, he was very active in travel hockey for boys between 14 and 16 years old. Another interest and love of his was the Connie Mack Baseball League for boys aged 16 to 18. On March 30, 1975, He had a life changing experience. He would be the first to tell you what Christ meant coming into his life as his Lord and Savior. From that point on, he touched the lives of many people over the years, be it in athletics or business acquaintances. Surviving are his adopted family; Marcia Cuff and her daughters, Tamera (Brian) Imel and Sarah (Scott) Lusader; also, Brad (Jill) Pepple, Ward (Gerri) Griswald and their families; cousins, Jill Cooper of Perth Australia and Graeme Cooper of Brighton, England. He was preceded in death by his parents, Monte and Huldah Lister. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at First Assembly of God Church, 1400 W Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Rev Paul C. Paino officiating. Calling Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011, from 2 to 9 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Memorials may be made to the Colin H. Lister Memorial Fund. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 3, 2011.
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January 9, 2011
I was with the Komets for Ten years and knew Colin very well, I coached his Midget hockey team in the 70s, my two boys played baseball for Colin. He did more for kids than anybody knows.Betty,Mark,kevin and I will miss you. GOD BLESS YOU .
Ted Wright
January 7, 2011
We first met Colin in 1957 and we have many good memories of him that we can
look back on. We were saddened to hear of his passing but we know he is at peace now.
Len and Margaret Thornson
Leonard Thornson
January 6, 2011
Dear Marcia and family so sorry for your loss, I know that he will be missed, It was a joy to see him at church and at thegames. Just to say you are in my prayers.Eddie Queen (Naples Fl)
January 5, 2011
Dear Marcia and family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in this difficult time. I was blessed to have the opportunity to coach hockey for the city of Fort Wayne for ten years. Without question the greatest blessing from this experience was the opportunity to have Colin as my assistant coach for the last three years of my career. He was a dear friend and mentor to me and I feel that every minute I spent with him was truely an honor and a privelege.
Greg Steffe
January 5, 2011
I so enjoyed Colin in the early days at fox chase. He was such a fine gentleman. He will be remembered as a. Lovely and smart man. Doris griffith
Doris Griffith
January 4, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Colin's family and friends. I had the pleasure of playing for Colin's Dox baseball team in the early 90's. Colin was someone I always looked up to and he made a great impact in my life. Thank you Colin.
Matt Yoder
January 4, 2011
Marcia and Brad,
Hello its James McLemore I just heard the news of Colins passing. I am so sorry for your lost. Colin was a great man that had passion for the lost and was commited to further the cause of Christ. Obviously he was a great mentor and friend. I am so sorry that I have not been in touched sinced I have moved to Phoenix. Looking forward to reconnecting soon. May God bless you comfort you durring this dificult time.
James McLemore Phoenix, Arizona
January 4, 2011
Dear Marcia,
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I know that Colin was a large part of your family, and meant so much to others. You are in my thoughts and prayers . . .
Janine Klingenberger
January 4, 2011
Dear Marcia and Brad,

Your dedication, friendship, and enduring love for Colin were clearly instrumental in all that he accomplished in life and surely meant more to him than you'll ever know.

While we reflect on this most consequential man and his life, he awaits his heavenly reward.
Does it get any better than that?
Robin Bertsch
January 4, 2011
To Colin's Family:

I played baseball for Colin on the DOX team in the early 90's. I will always remember Colin and how much love and support he showed. I want you to know that he lead by example and certainly had a profound impact on my life.

Brian Tyo (Columbus, GA)
January 4, 2011
My sincere condolences to the entire family. I had the great honor to play for Colin on his DOX teams of the early 90’s. I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to play at that time, but it wasn’t until I was older that I could truly appreciate Colin’s hard work and positive influence on young people. Colin was a selfless man that gave so much to others and I’m certainly a better person today for having know him.
Todd Ellinger
January 3, 2011
To Colin's family; Colin was one of the most genuine and thoughtful person that I've ever met. I played baseball on a couple of Colin's Connie Mack teams in the late 80s. Colin's love for baseball and the Komets was clear, but what touched me most was how much he cared for the young players on his teams. I can honestly say that Colin was loved by thousands. Colin rest in peace and thank you so much for the great times! B
Mike Brennan
January 3, 2011
Time is something we can never get back and it has been so long since seeing you and Colin. He was more than a coach or a friend to me. He did so much for me that I hope to pass it forward in a manner which beholds his legacy. A true Angel...
Darryl Sarver
January 3, 2011
I played both hockey and baseball for Colin, and I have not seen him since the last baseball game in the summer of 1970. Over the last 40 years, however, I have never forgotten him, or the lessons I learned from him. The world has lost a unique person. He will be missed.
Doug Berry
January 3, 2011
Marcia and family....Our thoughts and prayers are with you....We have so many wonderful memories of Colin....He made such and impact on my sons lives thru hockey.....Ron and I had just had the conversation on Friday wondering how he was doing only to find out later he had passed.....I know he is looking down on all of us...He was the most kind and wonderful man...Sharon Ingram and Ron Jesch-Tampa , Fl...Josh Ingram-Jacksonville Fl...Lacy Ingram-Pompano Beach, Fl
January 3, 2011
Deepest sympathies for the loss of such an important man; how great it will be when we all get to see him again.

Sympathies and prayers,
Gerrit Colin Geurs
Gerrit Geurs
January 3, 2011
I knew Colin for 25 years, always enjoyed seeing you both when you two would come to Florida, that soft gentle natural way, his sincere personal interst in people, he loved to talk about the people he loved, and we surely loved him, All my love to you Marcia, Geri Griswold, Largo Florida
January 3, 2011
Marcia, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Colin was a very important part of my high school memories. He helped guide me to the path of good and continued to stay in touch until recent years. Colin will be truly missed by so many young adults that had the honor of knowing him. Todd Hoy Fort Wayne, IN
January 3, 2011
Dear Marcia,
My heartfelt sympathy is with you. It was an honor to know Colin's kind and gracious soul. May the peace that passes understanding be with you.
Linda Bell
January 3, 2011
Hi Marcia
We send our warm thoughts to you, family,extended family & friends during this time and although we never met Colin we know he's special in the hearts of many and will be remembered as a giving, kind and loving person. May these memories give you comfort and peace. Friends, Gary & Joan White Barrie Ontario Canada
January 3, 2011
Marcia and Family,

My sympathy to you. You have many wonderful memories of Colin. Keep them close to your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pam Schroeder
January 3, 2011
Dear Marcia, I am so sorry for your loss. Colin will be missed by all, My prayers are with you and your family. I know he was a very special person to you. Karen Montooth Fort Wayne IN
January 3, 2011
Colin was a wonderful man and I am very blessed to have known him. Playing hockey for him was a joy. He was by far the best coach that I have ever had because he believed in me when so many other didn't. He took interest in my life and the lives of many when he didn't have to. That's just a true testament to what a wonderful person he was. Colin will be greatly missed by many. May God hold you and keep you until we meet again. My heart goes out to Colin's family and have my deepest sympathy. May God's great love comfort you in this time of need. John 3:16
Jason Harber
January 3, 2011
Dear Marcia,
I am so sorry to hear of Colin's passing. Have many good memories of him with the Komets. May your good memories keep a smile in your heart.

In sympathy and friendship,

Barbara Bussard Gifford
Ned Bussard's daughter
Barbara Gifford
January 3, 2011
Colin was a true shepard of God's work. Colin touched many lives, myself included, and we should all live by his example.
Paul Grider
January 3, 2011
Dear Marcia,
My deepest sympathy to you. May God give you strength during these days of healing. Colin certainly was a special person to you and many people.
Arlene and Gib Riebersal
January 3, 2011
Deepest sympathy to his family. As a member of the 1968-69 Midget Komets I can never forget the tremendous amount of time Colin dedicated to this youth hockey team. We will miss you but you will always be in our memories
David Hiffernan
January 3, 2011
My deepest sympathies to you. I remember Colin from the games and always thought he was fantastic. He will be sorely missed. Please know you are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Kay Chapman
January 2, 2011
Colin has touched many lives in his long journey on earth. Those who knew him loved him very much. I know our Lord has a new angel with Him. Colin will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Sharon Runge
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