Colin Senior (19 Aug 1936 - 4 Jan 2021)

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Location
Mowthorpe Garden of rest Southwood Farm Terrington YO60 6QB
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J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors, Easingwold

In loving memory of Colin Senior who sadly passed away on 4th January 2021:

Colin Senior was born on the 19th of August 1936 in Leeds, to Charlie and Mary, eventually joined by sisters Ann and Barbara. He left school with no formal qualifications to complete an apprenticeship in automotive engineering, immediately followed by 2 years of National Service in the REME.
His life changed forever – generally acknowledged as for the better – when he met and married June. Within 3 years they were a family of four living in Wakefield, and their line has (so far) produced 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His DNA lives on.
Aside from his family, Colin had 2 abiding passions:
Firstly, rugby. Union. His playing days were cut short by a broken leg. To compound the actual fracture (pun intended) it triggered a lifelong playing ban from the RFU, having occurred during … a professional game of rugby league. In the 1960s, few crimes were considered more heinous by the establishment! But such a technicality was not about to dampen Colin’s love for the game. He promptly turned his hand to refereeing and went on to officiate to a high standard for 30 years. And the passion didn’t end when he had to hang up his whistle: it went on for 20 more years in the role of RFU coach and assessor.
The second passion was the RNLI – saving lives at sea. Although you don’t see that many lifeboats in Wakefield, he and June managed to raise a small fortune for the charity over many, many years – a feat made all the more remarkable by the fact that much of that revenue had previously nestled contentedly in the notoriously deep pockets of Yorkshiremen.
Goodbye Colin, and thank you for everything.

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Katie Wedgwood donated £25 in memory of Colin

A wonderful man who will be much missed

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Ann & John Stone donated £30 in memory of Colin

Love you bug brother xxxx

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Barbara Igoe donated £20 in memory of Colin

With love,Barbara,Arran,Lucie and Luke

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Barbara Igoe wrote

Remembering a loved Big Brother and Uncle. From Barbara,Arran,Lucie and Luke

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Jane Senior donated £100 in memory of Colin

Thanks for all the great memories, Dad

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Special memories xx

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Sarah Wainwright donated £30 in memory of Colin

In memory of a wonderful, kind and funny man who will be sorely missed. His passion for rugby and the RNLI has certainly influenced us in our lives xxx

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  • From Sarah and Dean xxx

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Laura Waller posted a picture

Always happy with a pie lunch made by Lizz!

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Cheers Colin ! The Oldies ! x x x

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Gail Senior posted a picture

A true Yorkshireman

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Julie Heald donated £20 in memory of Colin

Such a worthy cause. Thinking of you all x

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Colin & June's Diamond Wedding 💖

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Canal boating with family xx

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The Legacy! Happy family memories, taken at Nana and Bonbon's 60th Wedding Anniversary 2016 xx

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Tim ODonnell donated £20 in memory of Colin

In memory of both June and Colin, and happy times we have spent with them.

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Holly Robertson posted a picture

Kiss goodnight, Bon xx

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Dianne & Paul Davies donated £25 in memory of Colin

With love from Dianne and Paul

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Nick & Gail Senior donated £100 in memory of Colin

Thanks for everything Dad 💖

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Anne Hilton donated £20 in memory of Colin
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Hannah Dicicco donated £20 in memory of Colin

Always a legend Bon. Enjoy all the Whiskey xx

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  • He loved you so much, Han. I’m so glad you got to have your special friendship. ❤️

    Posted by Lizz on 21/01/2021 Report abuse
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Tom Wainwright donated £55.64 in memory of Colin

Whilst camping last weekend, I met two Afghan refugees who came to Australia on a boat. Neither could swim at the time, and both lost friends who drowned on other voyages. One is now a lifeguard working for a similar institution to the RNLI, saving lives at the beach and also encouraging migrant families to learn water safety. A fitting coincidence on which to reflect upon Bon's support of the RNLI throughout his life for which his service was recognised by their CEO - a proud moment for him and the family. He will be missed, but our memories of him will live on, as will our continued support for those saving lives at sea

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  • This was such a funny day. Bon always loved our garden parties xxx

    Posted by Lizz on 21/01/2021 Report abuse
  • Such fond memories of such a special man. He will be sorely missed. Was this the infamous year of the timed photo?! Xx

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Joan. David Hemsley donated £20 in memory of Colin

Lovely memories Colin. XX

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Bryan Isaac donated £20 in memory of Colin

Many Memories - with Love Colin ! 7-11 (Jazz)

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Barbara Cole donated £20 in memory of Colin

With love Barbara and Tony Cole

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