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MATHEWS, Colin Edward
1948 - 2013
Colin Mathews passed away on Tuesday, December 10th at the age of 65. He was born in Sydney, Australia to Jack and Joan Mathews. After meeting on a holiday in Tahiti, Colin gave up the sun and surf to immigrate to Vancouver in 1981 to marry his loving wife. He was a long time employee of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Colin is survived by his wife Hilary and his son Craig of New Westminster, and his mother Joan and brother Allan (Julie) of Sydney. He was predeceased by his father Jack and daughter Caroline. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and quiet sense of humour. Thank you to supportive friends, kind neighbours, and the wonderful staff at Crossroads Hospice. A special thank you to Colin's mates in Australia for a lifetime of friendship and support. Enjoy sailing with Len. No service at Colin's request.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2013.
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January 20, 2020
Hilary , I dreamt of you last night and it was about you and your kindness. I realized I needed to thank you and tell you this , so I decided to do a search of your names . This site came up , I am sorry for yours and Craigs loss. Colin was kind and had a good sense of humour. Hoping your lives are full of love and health. Connie Kowalski
Connie Kowalski
December 19, 2013
Colin was a good guy. I first met Colin when I had just started my business. Colin was at the Bank of Nova Scotia on Lonsdale in North Van.

He was always helpful and help steared business my way. It was great re-meeting Colin in the world of piping. My thoughts are with his family. John Lakes
December 19, 2013
Colin .. I will always remember you for your generosity, good humor and good friendship.
It's been a privilege knowing you
My condolences to Hilary & Craig.
Tu amigos, Jose & Wendy
December 18, 2013
We miss our dear pal, Colin. He had a great sense of humor and we shared many laughs and good times with him and Hilary. Colin was so brave throughout his arduous struggle, and Hilary and Craig were there for him all the way providing constant love and support. We are so sorry for your loss, Hilary and Craig. We hope that happy memories will fill your hearts to help ease your sadness.
Judy and Jim Morrison
December 18, 2013
Our condolences to you Craig and Hilary. We all remember the trip to Scotland in 2007, and what a great advocate he was for the band. The community of piping and drumming will miss him. He was a pleasure to speak to, and a kind gentleman. Our hearts are with you at this time. The Wallis family.
December 18, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Although I personally never met Colin, I do know that he has a kind, generous, loving son to be proud of. May you and your Mom feel comfort in the knowledge that people truly care. Cherish the Memories.
You are in our thoughts
Your friends at Royal City Curling Club.
December 17, 2013
Colin was our dearest friend for over 45 years.He was a groomsman at our wedding and has been such a big part of our lives.We will miss him immensely but never forget our mate. Love to Hilary and Craig, be strong. XX
David and Wendy McRobie
December 17, 2013
Colin was a true gentleman and a very gentle soul. Time and memories will ease the pain both Hilary and Craig are feeling. Know that he is being thought of in the utmost highest regard.

Diane and Joe McQuade
(former pipeband parents)
New Westminster BC
December 17, 2013
Colin was a caring and generous gentleman, a true friend. I miss him. Melanie
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