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Read, Colin

READ, Colin

1964 - 2022

Colin George Read


Colin passed away peacefully on November 9th, at the age of 58 with family by his side.

Son of the late Ainslie and Edith Read, Colin grew up on the family farm in Dunrobin, Ontario. A graduate of Sir Guy Carleton Highschool and participant in Katimavik, he spent his working years as a cleaner in high tech buildings in Kanata. Active member in the All Saints Westboro and longstanding chorister, he also volunteered at Parkdale Food Centre. 

Colin will be missed by siblings: Rhondda MacKay (Robin), Ainslie Read (Joan), Marian Read (Ndoria) and Laura Desclouds (Barry) and his niece and nephews.

Following cremation, a memorial celebration will be held at All Saints Westboro on Monday, November 14, with visitation at 1 pm, a Eucharist at 2 pm and reception to follow. Interment of ashes will be at St. Paul’s, Dunrobin.

Many thanks to Dr Lisa Cross and the Community Palliative Care Team and to the staff and volunteers at the May Court Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Saints Westboro, Hospice Care Ottawa or the Parkdale Food Centre

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Laura and Families

May the many wonderful memories over the years help you thru this difficult time. Love from our families.
Ron & Karen Sutherland

Ron & Karen Sutherland, November 11, 2022

Laura and Barry

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Colin. Our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family

Brant and Sharron, November 11, 2022

Rhondda and family

I sang bass beside Colin for many years at All Saints. He had a fine deep baritone voice, and it was a pleasure to sing with him. I remember his infectious laugh as we shared stories in the back pew.

I was so sorry to hear we have lost Colin.

Geoff Oliver, November 11, 2022

Laura & Barry Desclouds

Sending our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you and your family.

Todd & Amy Shea, November 12, 2022

Laura & Barry Desclouds

Sending our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you and your family.

Todd & Amy Shea, November 12, 2022


Our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother to you and your family.
May he have a fine funeral Monday.
Take very good care of yourself,
Warmest regards, Joel, Malene Emmanuel and Raphael

Malene, November 12, 2022

The Read Family

I was sorry to read of Colin's death. Many memories of Colin from his time living in Dunrobin. Colin and my late father Reverend Edward Attwell spent many years involved with Scouts and worshiping at St. Paul's Anglican Church. Then as an adult I saw Colin almost every workday at Mitel for many years. He was a great worker but he always had time to have a short chat with me. He would have a smile on his face if I asked about family and he was very proud to tell me what everyone was doing.
Condolences to the entire "Read" family.
Sincerely, Mary Attwell

Mary Attwell, November 12, 2022

Rhondda, Marian, Shiko, Ikua and all the family

We are sending our deepest sympathy to all your family, as well as thanks for a life well lived and a man well loved.

katrina ayling, November 12, 2022

Marian and Rhondda

It is with great sadness that Scott and I received the news of your brother’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and wishes to send you comfort at this time.

Alice and Scott Green , November 12, 2022


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Colin. My deepest condolences to you and the whole family. Praying for strength and comfort as you grieve. May he rest in peace.

Mary, November 13, 2022

Marian and family

Marian I know that you were very concerned about your brother, Colin, when recently visiting me in Denmark. I am so glad you got back in good time to be close to your brother and care for him together with your sisters. My love and prayers goes to you all Marian, Ndoria, Shiko and Ikua

Else Larsen, November 13, 2022

Marian, Ndoria, Shiko and Ikua; Rhondda, Robin and the extended Read family

We were saddened to hear of Colin's difficult diagnosis and passing so soon afterward. It is good to know that you were able to spend time with him in his last days. Sending you our heartfelt condolences, and trusting that you have many warm memories of your time with Colin to help you through this time.
Ann Good, Brian Le Conte, and family

Ann Good, November 13, 2022

Read Family

I am sorry for the loss of your brother. I wish peace and comfort to your family as you go through this journey of mourning and healing.
You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Lynn Crawford, Jenny Bouchers Granddaughter

Lynn Crawford, November 14, 2022

Colin's family

I had the pleasure of getting to know Colin at the Parkdale Food Centre where I work.
Always quick witted I will miss our regular chats when he came to volunteer.
My deepest condolences to his close friends and family.

Simon Peter Bell, November 18, 2022

Marian and family

I never had the opportunity to meet Colin, but having known Marian for over 30 years, I've heard about her siblings and I'm sure he was a wonderful person. I'm sorry for the loss you are all suffering.

Caroline Blair, November 18, 2022