Colin Williams

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Quite apart from his singing contributions to the Chorus, he served as a Member of the Club’s Management Committee; appointed Chairman in 1994; and for some time took on the role of Public Relations Officer. He won the Sides Family Trophy [ Anvil Chorus’s Barbershopper of the Year ] in 1989 . Throughout his long membership Colin enjoyed singing in quartet. In 1986, with John Winterbottom, Roy Hodge and Dennis Hodgetts he formed Chime and Again who performed regularly for five years, appearing both locally and in Limerick, Plymouth and Bangor [N.I]; Colin later sang lead in Centenary Square and more recently tenor with Classmates.
Colin had to face up to the considerable challenge of ongoing serious illness during 2009 and 2010, but throughout confronted this with enormous courage and good humour. Following successful stem cell implant treatment over Christmas of 2009, he had a very active 2010. He decided to retire from his post with Royal Mail. After this he hosted his second daughter’s wedding in the summer; enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise with his wife and dear friends Roy and Irene Hodge; and rehearsed and competed with Classmates in the Senior Quartet contest in November. Regrettably it was quite soon after this contest that Colin became seriously ill again and he passed away peacefully with his family around him, on 11 January 2011.
It was fitting that representatives from each of the Choruses and quartets attended his funeral and both Synergy and Anvil Chorus sang at the wake.

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