Colin James Sage (9 Feb 1993 - 5 Nov 2023)

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Hawkinge Crematorium Aerodrome Road Hawkinge CT18 7AG
6th Dec 2023
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In loving memory of Colin James Sage who sadly passed away on 5th November 2023

Dearest Colin we have loving memories of you,

Colin James Sage was born on February 9th, 1993, in Chatham to Steven and Karen Sage. He had an older brother Michael, born in 1989, and an older sister, Lisa born in 1992. At school Colin was popular and was keen on karate. He supported Arsenal. His brother Michael was keen on the military, and Lisa began her lifelong love of horses. In the last few weeks of his life, Colin helped Lisa with Eddy, her pony, and Michael and Colin enjoyed watching military films. In August of this year, Colin moved back to be with his Mum Karen in Hythe, to try, as he often said, to sort himself out, but despair and doubts were in his mind and he tragically took his own life, at the young age of 30, on November 5th.

Colin loved walking and stargazing. While staying at his Mum’s, he regularly walked on Dymchurch and Hythe beaches, enjoying the sea and stars at night. Karen enjoyed Colin being with her as he did lots of jobs around the house, cooked, watched films with her and Lisa, and played puzzles. Lisa and Colin competed on the PlayStation. Colin and Karen walked the dogs daily. He was settling in Hythe and meeting people. Colin loved cats and a few days before he died, he rescued a bedraggled moggy.

Colin, we see you every day and we are smiling back at you. Take care.

After Colin's committal on Dec. 6th at Hawkinge, we will celebrate him again, when we lay his ashes on the Dymchurch beach and tide, and where we will toast his memory.

love Karen, Lisa and Michael

*Colin loved the COLOUR PURPLE, and we hope people who attend his funeral wear a little - or a lot!

* WEB COVERAGE OF FUNERAL: we will send a link and password, if you have not heard directly from Karen or me, Rodney (rodneyhedley@hotmail 07534669450) please get in touch.

*FLOWERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS: Please send or take any flowers to Hawkinge Crematorium. Colin loved cats so if you are cat minded please donate to a cat charity you know, or make a donation to any good cause in his memory, but we would like to nominate The Last Chance Animal Rescue in Kent

Rodney Hedley wrote

Karen and Lisa and Michael would like to thank everyone for their support in the last few weeks and for the lovely messages and candles on this page. They would like to thank especially Phil and Anne at W Farrier for their help,

Next February on Colin's birthday Karen will be having an event on Dymchurch beach - where Colin often walked and star gazed - to celebrate his life and spread his ashes. (February 9th at 1.30pm)

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Dear Colin; I'm sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet you but from what I've read about you from those who love you; I believe everyone who experienced you have truly been blessed to have you in their lives.
to have been in company. May the memory of you truly be a blessing.

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Caleb Smith wrote

R.I.P to colin, I heard so many good stories about you from Natalie and ruby and Evie your memories will last forever you will always be in there hearts and soul you will be truly missed and loved. Fly high Colin watch over your beautiful daughters and Natalie and to your family!

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Tracey wrote

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of dear Colin. My thoughts go out to Natalie and their beautiful girls Ruby and Evie. It breaks my heart to see them hurting so much. I know you wasn’t given the opportunity to say your last goodbyes but his watching over you, the girls and the rest of his family and friends. Take comfort in that. Sleep tight Colin. X

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Lisa Humphrey wrote

It a very hard time for Natalie and there beautiful girls
It’s a shame they couldn’t say good bye to there dad
And have that bit of closure they needed R.I.P COLIN

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Ashleigh Sharp wrote

My thoughts and prays to all of you. Its sad that I've lost a childhood friend at such a young age. You was kind,funny,cheeky, and a bit cheeky. Sleep tight buddy will always remember you gone but never forgotten. R.I.P Colin ❤️❤️

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Fiona Searle wrote

Karen,Michael and Lisa,
Our thoughts and love are with you all at this very sad time. Unfortunately due to illness, Victor and I can’t be with you tomorrow but will view the Colin’s service online. We will be thinking of you all with much love, Fiona,Victor and family. xxxx

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Imogen Ramm wrote

To Natalie, Ruby and Evie your loss too is unimaginable. You have lost a life partner and father. My thoughts are with you at this sad time and I wish for you the ability to grieve and move on in time to build new lives.

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Edie Hedley wrote

Resting in heaven now, all my love to you all.

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Imogen Ramm wrote

Karen, Michael and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. There is a gap in your life That I can't imagine ever healing. I wish for you that the pain of your loss gets a little less as the years go by.
Thinking of you all

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Anne Hedley wrote

Karen's beloved baby boy Colin was lost to us all on November the 5th. Colin was such a beautiful boy. I once stood with him in his garden in Ashford when he was a teenager. We had the most wonderful conversation. I was so struck by his beauty. He truly was incredibly handsome and the sweetest boy ever - and the best thing is - in that conversation I told him how beautiful and bright and how wonderful he was. So now, I wish to honor him by quoting from the famous hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful" which Mum and Theresa loved so much and I as a child loved to sing. I especially liked the second verse "The purple headed mountain, the river running by, the sunrise in the morning, that brightens up the sky."

Darling Colin, I hope you are now near the purple headed mountain with the river running by and I hope you know that we who are here today to honor your life all love you so much. Colin, you will never be forgotten. I am lighting a purple candle for you today and have sent purple flowers to celebrate your young life. And on the 9th of February every year I will light a purple candle to celebrate your birthday But guess what Colin! Your light will never go out! It is within all of us in your family. Love you so much!

Your Aunt Anne

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Thomas Nash wrote

You will be missed mate , your kids go on about you everyday and it’s a shame that they won’t be able attend there own dads funeral because of certain people but they miss you everyday and so do I , you will be missed my brother and untill we again keep the skies clear and the stars bright 💜💜

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Natasha Richards wrote

I have known Colin, Lisa and Michael since the day they moved in 2 doors down. Myself and my siblings was all friends with them all. Me being in same year and Michael, my brother same year as Lisa and Colin was the same year as my sister. We used to all play, argue and wind up our neighbour hood playing 40 40 it or what's the time Mr wolf. We had a park by our houses we played in, 3 massive fields to run around and little streams we jumped. We all used to walk to schools together and play outside until we had to go in. Plenty of sleep overs at each others houses and doing our mums heads in. Unfortunately lost touch with them all when they moved away until one day Colin was in my doorstep around 6 years ago with my brother and that 4ft nothing little Colin was now towering over me at 6ft!! He was as funny as I remember and it was really lovely to see him and catch up after so long. Colin was always the joker of the group and a dare devil so many memories to put into words but will never forget them. Rest in peace little Colin such a young soul taken to early from this earth. My love goes to Karen, Lisa and Michael xx

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  • Thanks for writing tasha colin will be missed forever 💙 ❤

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Karen Arlington wrote

Broken heart 💔 forever
Love you colin
Miss you 😔

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