Colin David Best (13 Mar 1960 - 19 Feb 2021)

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Waveney Crematorium Warren's Lane Benacre Road, Beccles NR34 7XE
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R. B. Copping Independent Family Funeral Service, Poringland

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin David Best, on Friday, February 19th at the Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, at the age of 60. He was comfortable, not in any pain, and passed away in his sleep after a short and intense battle with pancreatic cancer.

He had such positive connections with the people he met, worked with, and cared for and would have given anything and everything to anyone. He will leave a big hole in many people's lives we have no doubt.

He was a loving husband to Carol, dad to Jason and Sarah, and brother to Richard.

Colin's private funeral will take place at Waveney Memorial Park & Crematorium on Thursday, March 11th.

No flowers please, but donations, if desired, in Colin’s memory are to be shared between Dementia UK or Cancer Research UK.

Thank you.

Carol Best donated £20 in memory of Colin
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Carol Best donated £20 in memory of Colin

You will be forever in my heart. I will miss you terribly. We was a great team. With all my love. Carol. Xx

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Sarah Rumsby donated £20 in memory of Colin

Dad, you will be sadly missed, you have been taken from us way too soon. We certainly did you proud on the wedding day and you were definitely with us in spirit!

We will miss you so much, rest in peace.

Lots of love Sarah, Mark, Darcy and Martha xx

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Lynne Pritchard donated £25 in memory of Colin

Lots of good memories from when we were young.

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  • Thank you for your message and kind donation Lynne. All the best, The Best family

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Sarah Rumsby wrote

Dad, you will be sadly missed, we will miss you so much. You have been taken away from us way too soon. We certainly did you proud on our wedding day and you were certainly with us there in spirit!!

Life will not be the same without you, rest in peace, lots of love Sarah, Mark, Darcy and Martha xxx

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Sarah Rumsby wrote

Dad, you will be sadly missed but you will always be with us in our hearts. You were taken way too soon from us! We certainly did you proud on our wedding day and you were definitely there with us in spirit!!

We will all miss you sooooo much, rest in peace, lots of love Sarah, Mark, Darcy and Martha xxxx

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Caroline Galante donated £10 in memory of Colin

RIP Colin.

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  • Thank you for your message and kind donation Caroline. All the best, The Best family

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Jason Best donated £20 in memory of Colin
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Jason Best donated £20 in memory of Colin

We will miss you more than words can express dad and you have been taken from us far too soon, with so much more give and experience in your lifetime.

On what would have been your birthday, we are thinking of you even more... happy birthday! We will be raising a glass of Rioja and watching Bohemian Rhapsody tonight, wishing you was with us to celebrate your special day.

All my love, Jason xxx

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Richard , Deborah, Nathan and Callum Best donated £50 in memory of Colin

In loving memory of dear Colin a very special person who always had time for everyone else and who will be so very badly missed by all who knew him. Today would have been his birthday so happy birthday Colin you will always be in our thoughts!! Richard, Deborah, Nathan, Callum and Arnie

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Carol Best donated £50 in memory of Colin

You will be sadly missed. Love Rosemary, Lee and Sandra, Tracy and Dean.

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Carol Best donated £60 in memory of Colin

You will be sadly missed. Love Rosemary, Lee and Sandra, Tracy and Dean.

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  • Thanks you all so much for you kind words and your very generous donations will make a big difference, thank you! Thanks for travelling up for the funeral yesterday, was lovely to see you all. All the best, The Best family

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Colin it was such a pleasure to of known you and work with you. You were one of the kindest people I had met and such an amazing carer. You will be missed dearly by everyone ❤️ xx

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Andy Bantock donated £100 in memory of Colin

The team at Nightingale are extremely saddened by the loss of Colin. He was such a dedicated Carer, key team member, loved by Clients and was simply one who exemplified what it is to be 'a Carer'. Chris, Rachael, the Team and I would like to name our 'Outstanding' Kind Hearts Carer award after Colin, we will name these awards in the next few months. I remember Colin cooking all our Service Users a Christmas Dinner at the Brooke village hall in December 2019, he arranged all the ingredients, prepared the food at home and delivered some excellent 'lunches' making it a great day for everyone involved. Many of our Clients did not have any loved ones to have dinner with and this 'made' their Christmas. It is just an example of how selfless, kind, thoughtful and dedicated Colin was to those he supported, as well as being respected by his Peers.

Colin, we thank you, we will miss, rest in peace.

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Andy, from you and the team at Nightingale’s and such wonderful stories your have shared. We know he considered you all friends as well as colleagues and loved working with you and the clients! That’s a wonderful thing for you to do in naming Colin for the award, we know he would be truly honoured to receive this accolade. Your extremely generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Andy Bantock wrote

The team at Nightingale are extremely saddened by the loss of Colin. He was such a dedicated Carer, key team member, loved by Clients and was simply one who exemplified what it is to be 'a Carer'. Chris, Rachael, the Team and I would like to name our 'Outstanding' Kind Hearts Carer award after Colin, we will name these awards in the next few months. I remember Colin cooking all our Service Users a Christmas Dinner at the Brooke village hall in December 2019, he arranged all the ingredients, prepared the food at home and delivered some excellent 'lunches' making it a great day for everyone involved. Many of our Clients did not have any loved ones to have dinner with and this 'made' their Christmas. It is just an example of how selfless, kind, thoughtful and dedicated Colin was to those he supported, as well as being respected by his Peers.

Colin, we thank you, we will miss, rest in peace.

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Alison Edmonds donated £10 in memory of Colin

In memory of my old school friend Colin. He had a lovely dry sense of humour and the kindest heart. RIP xx

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Alison, and your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Sharon Corke donated £30 in memory of Colin

Colin was such a kind and caring friend and carer who we will miss but will never forget.
Love Jean and Sharon x

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Sharon, we know he really loved coming to Jean and sharing stories over a cuppa. So great you could both attend the funeral yesterday! Your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Margaret Sparham donated £30 in memory of Colin

Myself, Simon and Hempnall Mill Lunch Club would like to make a donation in memory of really lovely genuine man ,we knew him through his volunteer work with us nothing was to much trouble for him ,always with a smile on his face and slotted in with us so easily.
He will be missed greatly rest in peace Colin .

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Margaret, we know Colin really enjoyed his time volunteering at the Mill Club, meeting some truly wonderful people. Your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Pamela Neile donated £30 in memory of Colin

A wonderful friend who will not be forgotten

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Pam, we know he considered you a dear friend and loved working with at BUPA. Your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! So lovely to see you at the funeral yesterday, thank you for coming along! All the best, The Best family

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Dee Saltmarsh wrote

Dear Colin
Will be so greatly missed by all, such a kind caring person who always went the extra mile, a pleasure to have worked with you over the years
God Bless ❤️X

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Dee Saltmarsh wrote

Dear Colin
Will be so greatly missed by all, such a kind, caring person who always went the extra mile, a pleasure to have worked with you over the years ,
God Bless ❤️X

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Dee, so nice to hear of your positive time working with Colin over the years. All the best, The Best family

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Sarah Pond donated £10 in memory of Colin

I had the privilege of working with Colin at Spire Hospital Norwich. Colin helped steer my career. Remembered with fondness.

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Sarah, so nice to hear of your positive time working with Colin and that he helped steer your career. Your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Maureen Brown donated £30 in memory of Colin

Loving you always beautiful Colin I will never forget you 💙💙

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Maureen, we know he considered you a dear friend and loved working with at BUPA. Your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Bev Pickford wrote

To a dear friend and colleague,you will be greatly missed by all,working with you at Nightingales was a pleasure a true professional in every way ,you we’re so kind and caring and went above and beyond at all times .I will miss our food diaries and recipe exchanges.Only a few weeks ago you said don’t remember me with sadness but with laughter of the years we have known each other and worked together..... for you my friend I will x

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Bev, so nice to hear of your positive time working with Colin at Nightingales and the experiences you shared, we know he loved working with you too. So lovely to have you at the funeral yesterday, so a huge thank for coming along. All the best, The Best family

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Chloe Kitts donated £5 in memory of Colin

Such a lovely man, loved by all that he cared for! Only met you once Colin 💙 xxxx

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  • Thanks for the donation and message Chloe! All the best, The Best family

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Chloe Kitts donated £10 in memory of Colin

Only see Colin once but such an amazing person, loved by all clients! 💜

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Chloe and generous donation, so nice to hear that he made a huge difference to his clients. All the best, The Best family

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Rachael Hill donated £30 in memory of Colin

Colin you were a beautiful human with the biggest heart. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for your support and words of advice even if at times I was stubborn and didn't always listen. Christmas meals won't be the same without you in the kitchen cooking up a storm for all of our clients but Nightingales will hold your memory tight and make sure all your care and efforts will never be forgotten.

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Rachel, so nice to hear of your positive time working with Colin at Nightingales and the experiences you shared. Your very generous donation will make a big difference, thank you! All the best, The Best family

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Laura Cook wrote

Rest in peace Colin. What a pleasure to work with such a wonderful and caring man taught me alot of things during my time at nightingales. Will be missed so much xxx

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  • Thanks you so much for you kind words Laura, so nice to hear of your positive time working with Colin at Nightingales. All the best, The Best family

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Jade Thompson donated £20 in memory of Colin

Rip

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  • Thanks you Jade for your message and very generous donation, it will be most welcome. All the best, The Best family

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