Date: Tuesday 31st August 2021
Colin's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA
On 17th August 2021, Colin aged 77 years of Oswaldtwistle passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family. The devoted and much loved husband and best friend of June, loving and loved dad of Craig and Sharon, dear father-in-law of Beth and Rob, cherished grandad of Jess, Maisie and little Max.
Colin spent his working life in the printing industry working for Joseph Arnold, Hambledon Studios before retiring from his position as print manager for Hallmark. No matter of his position in the work place, Colin always kept his feet firmly on the floor remaining one of the lads and with his hard working ethos, Colin was always a well respected member of his working team making many friends along the way. One of his proudest moments in his working life was when Princess Diana visited Hallmark and he was given the task of giving her the tour of the print works.
Colin was the most devoted family man, strict but fair, he would go out of his way to ensure his family was provided for. He loved the outdoors and each day he would walk for miles with his beloved companion Becky the border collie. At home Colin enjoyed gardening, BBQ’s and was an avid reader and loved nothing more than being settled reading his latest book.
Colin was a true gentleman in every way, he will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him,
Family flowers only please, donations can be made in Colin’s memory on behalf of British Heart Foundation.
Please feel free to leave a message for Colin’s online memorial book by completing the form below.
MESSAGES for the family of Colin Mather
Audrey Spencer and family
So sad for your loss. His memory will not fade. He was a lovely man devoted to his family.
Thinking of you at this very sad time, such a lovely man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry to hear about uncle Colin, what a lovely man. Just can’t believe it. All my love to aunty June, Sharon and family. Xx
Marlene & Bill Taylor
So sorry for your loss xxxx
I worked with Colin at Arnold’s/ Hambledon/ Hallmark…A decent bloke who had time for all, Remained one of the lads when Shift manager, He will be sadly missed by many.R.I.P Colin.
So sad for your loss a true gentleman and friend to all the O’Reilly family sadly missed.
Dear June and family, I’m so saddened to hear of your sudden loss, Colin was a pleasure to know and chat to. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Love from Vanessa xx
To June and family I’m so sorry to hear about Colin. Such a lovely men and true Gentlemen. Send you all our love. From Michelle and all the cafe team xx
William Hindle and family.
Saddened and sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. He was a good man.
Colin & Mick would spend ages chatting in Asda, Colin was a lovely man and always had a smile, they can chat for hours now together, god bless xxx
Rachel Bell (nee) Peacock
I worked with Colin for almost 6 years, I was on chilled, Colin on the fresh meat section. An absolute pleasure to work with! Always had a quip, absolutely adored his wife! Spoke about June a lot ❤ I know it will be a heartbreaking time for all the family, the people that truly knew and loved Colin at Asda are thinking of you all. Colin holds a special place in all the colleagues that worked with him. What a legend he was! Xx
George and Anne Dodds
So sorry to hear about Colin, worked with Colin for many years he was a real gentleman our thoughts are with you June and your family, God bless.
Linda, Les and Alarna
Take comfort in knowing that Colin was a real diamond, kind, caring and we loved him. Take one day at a time and remember, it’s good to cry whilst remembering all those happy times together. Love you always xxx
What a lovely bloke will miss seeing at the end of the bar in stop n rest Love to all the family thinking of you.
Worked with Colin many years at Tillotsons Bolton with Jack Spencer sorry but only just saw the notice My condolences to June and family.