1934 – 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Colin Edward Foley on Aug. 16, 2009 at the age of 75 years.
Colin is survived by his loving wife Olive, his children: Colleen (Jim), Debbie (Keith), Karen as well as Olive’s children: Terry (Adie) and Penny (Gerry). Mourning his loss also are his much beloved grandchildren.
Colin was born in Montreal and was the youngest of three children. He had joined the Army for two years and upon his return from Germany he joined C.N. Rail. Colin had transferred to Smithers, B.C. where he enjoyed the many activities this friendly little town had to offer: snowmobiling, golfing, fishing and camping with family and friends, which brought him great joy.
In 1981, Colin and Olive were married and in 1982 moved to Chase where Colin retired. They also lived on the Island and Chilliwack before eventually settling in Kamloops in 2006.
Colin enjoyed his involvement within the Masonic Lodge and while here, joined Scottish Rite Freemasonry. He will miss his lodge friends, A&W coffee buddies, volunteers at the train park and his many travels with his wife Olive.
Colin was a kind, generous, principled husband, father, grandfather and friend. His passing will leave great sadness but also a wealth of great memories.
A private Memorial Service will be held for Colin at a later date in Borden, Saskatchewan, where Colin spent many happy autumns helping with the harvest.
The family wishes that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon at 201 – 635 Victoria St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2B3.
The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care Colin had received during his brief stay at the Royal Inland Hospital.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line memorial register at: www.personalalternative.com
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Justin Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services. (250) 554-2324.
“Till We Meet Again”