Book of Celebration

We’re aware that some people could not make it to the memorial service in Liverpool. We set up this online book of celebration to give anyone a chance to share their memories of Colin and his music, along with any messages for the family.

We have now closed the Book of Celebration to new entries, but all previous entries remain below to view. 



Ada from Warsaw wrote on 13 January 2017 at 11:08 pm:
I will never forget when I heard the Beautiful Life song for the first time in 1988. I was only 12 and it was exactly six months after my beloved dad passed away. I was on holiday with my mum and younger sister. There was a disco for youngsters under 17 and this amazing song was played. A young boy asked me to dance with him. English is not my native language but I understood words Wonderful life. I will never forget this dance, a very innocent dance but my first one with a boy. I missed my dad so much and thought to myself: is the life wonderful or not? How can it be wonderful without my dad who I missed so much? The music took me away to a different atmosphere. It was almost spiritual experience. I was a child missing my dad but awaiting unknown future. And yes, life is not easy but it is wonderful indeed.