January 17, 1936 – March 12, 2020
On March 12, 2020 the world lost a fantastic father, husband, grandfather, hunter, fisherman, pilot, painter and golfer. Born in Trail, B.C. Colin passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side. Predeceased by parents Harry Stirzaker (2000) and Evelyn (nee Jacobson) (2002). Survived by his loving family: spouse Norma (nee McKenzie), daughters Erika (Douglas) Ponsford and Andrea (Drew) Anderson, sons Gregory and Troy (Jessica), and grandchildren Kate, Haley, Tia, Briana, Dylan, Nicholas, Kassidy, Noah, Ava, and Kye and sister Evonne Duquette (Aime), Michelle (Richard) Grohovac, Laura and Rachel, Marc (Lori) Chase and Alexander, and Neil (Hua), Danielle and Christian.
Colin came to Port Alberni with his parents in 1938 and graduated from Alberni District High School in 1954. In the Summer of 1958, he met the love of his life of 59 years, Norma McKenzie. Colin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from McGill University in 1962 and practiced dentistry for 50 years in Port Alberni until he sold his practice to Dr. Louis Yap 2010.
Colin loved hunting, fishing, golfing, reading, painting (only guy in his painting class) and hockey (huge Canucks and Port Alberni Bulldogs fan). A huge thanks to Robert Longeuay for making it possible for dad to see the Bulldog games. Colin also volunteered numerous hours for Rotary Club in Port Alberni (member for over 50 years), C.O.P.S. (Citizens on Patrol), and Ducks Unlimited. Also, a long-time member of the Troubadours, Alberni Fly Tying Club, and Alberni Valley Flying Club.
Colin was a kind and caring man, deeply loved by friends, family, and his church family. He will be greatly missed. A special thanks to Dr. James Grant, Dr. Sam Williams, Isabel Contant and the staff of West Coast General Hospital, Catherine, Larry from the Medicine Shoppe and Daniel Knapp.
Due to the current circumstance, the Celebration of Life will be postponed until July 26, 2020 at the Chapel of Memories, following by a tea at the Alberni Valley Golf Course.
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