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Colin John Sanderson
Date of Service: 29/03/2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Amity Rose Funerals
Fondly remembered as a very good friend, with a great zest for life, when we were fellow students at St. John's College, Brisbane, and as best man at my wedding.
Requiescat in pace.
Dear Colin, I had the privilege to be part of your team on your return journey back to Australia. You were a driving force for the students and post docs who followed you on the chase of IL5. You were also a great friend. Thank you.
Dear Col - we grew up together as students. We were young, full of ambition and creativity, eager to embrace the future together when we left Australia for England with our baby daughter Zoe. Life was an adventure and our shared experiences live on in my memory. Those were the good years and remain forever in my heart. Camping, sailing, travelling ... and home making with family and friends while following your career and passion for science and research. Greatly respected and fondly remembered ..... a restless soul now at peace.
I first met Colin when I was doing my PhD at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London. At first, I was very much in awe of Colin - something he found absolutely hilarious when I told him several years later! However, he rapidly became a great mentor and, I'm proud to say, a very real friend. I was honoured to be offered my first post-doc with Colin at Oxford, which greatly influenced my subsequent career. He was, quite simply, an exceptional man to work with. I was invariably very grateful for Colin's incisive and pragmatic guidance and for reining in my more fanciful scientific thoughts!
On a personal level, Catherine and I both have very special memories of our time in Oxford - times which were to prove both exciting and tumultuous for all of us involved.
Colin, you touched so many people in many different ways and you will be greatly missed.
Requiescat in pace.
Col, it's not going to be the same returning to Albany without you. I will forever have fond memories of our visits to the farm. Walking amongst the vines. Catching yabbies in the dam. Your tours in Goldie (and occasionally getting stuck on beach roads). It was a pleasure to have known you and something of your world. May you rest in peace.
Sail away Colin on your final journey. You may have left us but the memories will remain. You were a huge part of my life for a long time and I will never forget you. Your scientific legacy lives on, not only in your discoveries, but also in those students and colleagues whose careers were very positively influenced by your mentoring. My favourite memories of you are sailing on Karla Sona, the boat you loved so much, and I came to love. So sail away to that final, peaceful resting place..... in the part of the world you loved so much. Rest peacefully.
I have very special memories of Colin, as my first public scientific presentation was at the conference he organised in Perth in 1996 to celebrate 10 years following his seminal discovery. A great scientist, great company, and a great man. RIP
I have some fond memories of time spent with Colin, I first met Colin when he was in Cambridge, then in London and finally spent some time when he returned to Albany.He was always good company and will be sadly missed, by us. .John & Victoria