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The obituary notice of Colin John SANDERSON

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Colin JohnSANDERSONborn 7th March 1941, spouse of Grace Marie Sanderson, sadly passed away on 28th February 2021 surrounded by family who loved him.

Father to Rosemarie Sanderson, and grandad to Sharon, Nichola, Julieann, Shaun and Craig, all who he raised as his own. He was a great-grandfather of 14 and a great-great-grandad of 2, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The funeral will take place at Saltwell Crematorium on 15th March at 1.45pm, with family flowers only, but those who wish to can make a donation instead to the Macmillan nurses via a box outside the crematorium on the day. ALL ENQUIRIES TO W. LAUDERDALE & SON FUNERAL SERVICES. TEL: 0191 460 4698

Colin was a generous man, and a father figure to many. He was very much loved by so many people in life, and none more so than his wife of 58 years Grace, and we are all devastated by his passing. We take comfort in all the wonderful memories he has left us.

Large family holidays because we were all so close knit, Christmases that seemed to last forever because he always put decorations up in the November, tinkering and fixing things that didn’t work because he never liked to give up on anything, and we always have a saying that sums up the determined man our grandad was… ‘If grandad can’t fix it, no one can’.

But Grandad couldn’t fix it this time, and he has left a huge hole in our hearts after fighting with every bit of strength he could muster. But because of this strength, he gave people who loved him that little bit extra time to be by his side when he left the world a darker place for us and gained his wings, and we take some comfort from this. He was bathed in our love during life, he was surrounded by our love in his death, and he will always be in our hearts.

He was a man of integrity, compassion and generosity, and we all thank him from the bottom of our hearts for everything he ever did for us. Our nana is inconsolable after almost 60 years of being joined at the hip, so as a family we stand shoulder to shoulder while we support her in her grief.

We can no longer see you with our eyes, we can no longer touch you with our hands, but we will always feel you in our lives, and hold your image in our hearts.

We love you grandad xxx
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To my real dad, Colin Sanderson,


You were the most amazing father anyone could ever ask for. It's hard to put into words exactly what you meant to me, I feel anything I say couldn't possibly express adequately the impact you've had on my life or what you gave me, nothing could truly encompass every moment of parenting you did to shape me into the person I am today, I'll simply start with, you were the best man I ever knew or are yet to meet. You have left a whole in my heart that can never be filled, that part belongs to you, I will miss and love you forever.

You gave me a home and a family, you gave me so much, all those happy memories, they stem from the home you made for all of us, I'm eternally grateful to you for that. You were amazing, you were everything. There was so much to love about you, I miss your laugh and smile the most, how you smelled whenever I hugged you, how you walked, stood, moved, how you got so overly dramatic whenever you were excited about something, but most of all I miss your warmth and your heart. You wore your feelings on your sleeve, always saying I love you son and always giving me hugs and kisses as a child and as an adult, you never changed, thank you for being who you were.

I really miss our phone calls as I walked to the shops, you were always on my mind, and I know you were always thinking of me too because at the end of every call you would say, "we're always thinking of you" and, "as long as you're alright, we're alright", it would be hard to end the phone call without saying, “love you” around twenty times. I'm glad we spoke like that.

Lastly, I may have called you Grandad my entire life, but I always meant dad, you were my dad, you always will be, nobody can ever take that away. So dad, I wanted to say thank you, for raising me, for everything you did, the love I feel for you is forever. You will be in my heart always.

we've said goodbye before, we'll say hello again.

I love you dad, rest in peace
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