Unfortunately Colin passed away peacefully on 24th April after an illness that he had fought bravely.
Colin played a significant part in establishing canoe polo in the Humberside area. Both his children Steve and Alison played in the men’s and ladies Humbersiders Teams. These teams comprised the best players from the clubs in the region. It was this that encouraged clubs like Kingston Kayak Club to become more involved in canoe polo and subsequently establish the Hull Polo International. His enthusiasm to help youngsters at Grimsby and Cleethorpes enjoy the sport was infectious.
He has taken great delight in seeing Steve start playing again and got even more pleasure from watching his grandsons, Matt, Kieran and Ethan develop into good canoeists.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Colin’s funeral is 1140 hours on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at the Grimsby Crematorium. The family would prefer a donations to Cancer Research