Colin McAleavey-Dunne (14 Feb 1967 - 15 Mar 2021)

Funeral Service

Location
St Marys Church Crown Lane Chislehurst BR7 5PL
Date
22nd Apr 2021
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin & Sons

Burial Details

Location
Hither Green Cemetery Verdant Lane Catford SE6 1TP
Date
22nd Apr 2021
Time
1.30pm

In loving memory of Colin McAleavey-Dunne who sadly passed away on 15th March 2021.

Colin was my first and only love. We first met when we were 11 years old and the rest they say is history. He was the best father to Joshua and Jack ,taking them to golf, football, rugby and teaching them carpentry and building. He was so proud of his boys.

He was loud, loving, kind and gentle. Our hearts are broken.

God must have needed a carpenter. Rest now my love reunited with your Mum Mary.xxxx

I am attending: The Funeral Neither
Colette Lighthill wrote

My big brother, my friend and my daughter's uncle and godfather.

This has probably been the hardest thing I have ever written.

A part of me has died when Colin went to Heaven.

Having Colin for a brother brought its own interesting shenanigans. From our summers of fun in Ireland, our days at Hewitt Farm and how could I forget how no doll was allowed to survive in our house without being christened. That involved Colin either decapitating the dolls head or pinning one to the dart board with a large dart through her head. Colin would literally be rolling around the floor in fit's of laughter as i was screaming. Even though Colin took great pleasure in winding me up, he could be incredibly compassionate.

Mum used to say you were a great helper Colin. When we were all going to school, Colin would be the first one up and was downstairs making breakfast. Colin would be making us porridge and making sure we had everything we needed.

I have our memories of years of going to Youth Camp which gave me a much need freedom.

I thought Colin was the most amazing person on the planet. I had Colin so high up on a pedestal. I thought Colin was invincible. I know he hated me saying all the mushy stuff I love you so much Colin. Grace is devastated, to lose her Uncle at 6 years old. She said she wouldn't hear Uncle Colin laughing again or hear him being silly.

You an abundance of passion and strong opinions, some of which we often disagreed on. who will I debate things with now?

You did everything with commitment and dedication. But oh my goodness did you hate to lose...!

Words cannot describe the loss we feel. You were taken too soon from your beautiful boys and wife but I know you will be watching over us all.

I know you will be with mum. Please give her a kiss from me, one from dad and one from Grace.

God bless and know how much you are loved Colin. Until we meet again. Rest well. Your loving sister Colette.

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My big brother. A piece of me has died.

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Colin at the back on the left! Xx

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Michele Louden posted a picture

I first met Colin 50 years ago when we all joined St Joseph’s Primary school. Aged 4 all excited but scared too! This Sept will be our 50 years since we met! RIP Colin, we will raise a glass for you in Sept xxx

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Went to St. Joseph's College togeather then 35 years later we meet up at Wembley for a beer & a Lynyrd Skynyrd gig! Spent so much time just hugging each other & drinking beer we nearly missed the band! Rock on for ever my bright eyed dude XXX

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Jane-Louise Dippie wrote

I met this awesome man when he and his son attended our wedding blessing. Not difficult at all to see why everyone loved him so much. God Bless, rest well in God's hands. X

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Lisa Taylor-kelly wrote

Sending sincere condolences to Dawn, Sons and Family for the loss of a wonderful man gone too soon. Many memories of Colin, playing Football for Virgo Fidelis...and always joking and laughing. Fondly remembered by all of the Taylor family. May you rest in eternal peace Col with your beautiful mum xx

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Sourly missed by us all 2021

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Anna & Ross Palmer Australia wrote

Our deepest condolences to Dawn, Joshua, Jack and the McAleavey & Dunne Families at this heart-breaking time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Colin.

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Kelsea McAleavey posted a picture

A family photo taken on my nans 80th birthday Colin will always be a missing piece to our family but will always be remembered R.I.P Uncle Colin xxxx

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Marie Godsell wrote

Colin was a friendy, fun, lively fella with a good heart. Could be relied on to help and volunteer for the pta or anything else. I always remember his loud laugh in the audience at the Xmas pantomime's. Would make me laugh more. Him, Dawn and the boys were a good team and my heart goes out to them R.i.p Colin.

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Mags Doherty wrote

So sorry to hear about Colin. May he rest in peace 🙏🙏

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jean McAleavey wrote

Colin was a kind caring son in law to us. Bringing us treats on saturdays and always a bunch of flowers. Our hearts are broken and our love and prayers go out to Dawn, Joshua and Jack

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Always smiling xx

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Grace Yankey wrote

Colin, I cried when I left, now you're gone the tears are so much more painful. You and Dawn were always there for me and the kids, little things you take for granted or don't remember when the person is around becomes so much important and you want to cling on those memories now more than ever, for as long as you can I will be doing that because that's all you've left me with, goog happy amazing memories.

Colin, you are such a wonderful and amazing friend and always there for me it would be a very long time before the acceptance stage comes in , understanding you've left us and gone to a better place, so for not I will say goodnight and no goodbyes because I believe we shall all meet again.

GOD BLESS RIP 1❤❤


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  • Oh Grace, what a tribute! Xxx

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Antonella Esposito wrote

Rest in peace Colin you will be missed..thinking of you Dawn and boys may the love of family and friends carry you through this difficult time ❤♥

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