Colin Lee Mantell

In Memorial

Colin, age 47 of Victoria, BC, much loved husband, father, brother and son, passed away on September 8, 2017. An original, Colin was born and raised in Victoria, he was a ray of light that shone brightly through others in so many different ways. After a valiant 5 1/2 year battle with metastatic colon cancer, Colin closed his eyes, pain free, and passed into life’s next journey. Left to carry on his wishes is his loving wife Deborah, his two children Jonathan and Alexis, his sister, Karen and his parents Gayle and Paul. Special thanks to Dr. JP McGhie for his care and guidance during Colin’s journey. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear – Love you forever and ever always…. A Celebration of Life will be held at Westin Bear Mountain, October 12 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Colin may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria.

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  1. R.J. "Barny" Hiney :

    Deborah & Family:
    For the long time we hadn’t been in communication!!

    I saw Colin on occasion while at RJH–it was always an entertaining moment and we had good chuckles and exchanges. He enjoyed the visits and was never at a loss for humour.

    I saw him a short time ago–the time slipped by me– and he looked tired. There wasn’t much of a chance to talk and I made a note to visit.
    I didn’t make it back to see him and time ran out.

    He certainly was a personality and for the time I knew him it was always good–I’m sure he was like that with the rest of the world.

    He will be remembered and missed.

    I am sorry that we won’t be able to attend his service as we will be away out of the country.
    Please accept our condolences and our thoughts are with you and Family.
    Barny Hiney

  2. Paul and Gayle and family…I was so sorry to hear your sad news. So dreadfully unfair.

  3. Barbara Hubbard :

    Dear Paul and Gayle, I am so sorry about your loss of your wonderful son. I feel for you and your family and my thoughts are with you. Sadly, Barbara

  4. Gwenda Brophy :

    Deborah and family,
    I worked with Colin at Bear Mountain, I just want to offer my condolences at this time. I hope all your happy memories can sustain you at this time.
    Sincerely,
    Gwenda Brophy

  5. Cheryl Kittson :

    Dear Paul & Gayle,
    We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. It’s never easy losing someone you love. We didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Colin, but through Karen knew of the battle he faced and fought so courageously. May the loving memories of your son bring you peace and comfort during this sad time.
    Kind regards,
    Bud & Cheryl Kittson

  6. Dear Gayle, Paul and Karen,
    I am so sadden to learn of Colin’s passing. I am still in shock. I knew briefly that he was not well but not to that extent. Ken & I had such pleasure knowing him and see him grow up. We’ve known you all for a long time. You folks were great neighbors. I extend my deepest sympathy. May loving memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult times.

  7. Paul and Gayle I was very shocked and saddened to read Colin’s obituary. I remember the conversations we used to have about Colin’s life and the pride you took in his achievements. To lose him so young must be devastating . My sincere condolences to you and all the family.

  8. Paul and Gayle We are very sorry for your loss. Colin was kind and friendly.
    Jeremy and I will always cherish our beautiful golf game.

    Please accept our deepest condolences.

  9. Linda McClung :

    Gayle & Paul
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your son. My thoughts are with you.

  10. Ellen and Richard VanDusen :

    Gayle: Richard and I are so sorry to learn of your family’s great loss. our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    Ellen and Richard VanDusen

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