Colin (James) Pow

Colin (James) Pow was tragically taken from us on February 1st 2016 at the age of 54 years old. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 3rd 1961, and raised in Salmon Arm for most of his childhood years. He married Carol Nancy Pow (Thiessen) in 1987 in Abbotsford BC and had two children, Dylan (Chelsea Schiller) and Chaylene (Jake Decraene). He was predeceased by his father James Francis Pow, his sister, Heather Pow, and still survived by his brother Richard Pow, mother Margaret Pow, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held February 8th 2016 at 1:30pm at the Garden Hill Funeral Home to honor Colin’s life and share past experiences.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email: info@gardenhill.ca

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  1. Patty D'Angelo :

    Dearest Carol, Dylan and Chaylene, the world has lost a beautiful soul. His smile was contagious and his enthusiastic energy was always welcomed by everyone. He was so proud of his family.
    We will miss him. Love and hugs to all of you. Patty D’Angelo

  2. So very sad to hear of your loss. We very shocked about this tragedy. I considered Colin to be a good friend and we had many laughs together while working at CBV. “Boom -Boom” will be remembered in our hearts.
    God be with you and your family.
    Peter & Marion Kruze

  3. I very much enjoyed working with Colin during the short time we both were at TFG , he is much missed

  4. Reshma Pratap :

    So very sorry to hear about Colin. This was very shocking! My deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

  5. Carol and family, I am deeply saddened & shocked by the news of Colin’s passing. He was so full of life it just seems inconceivable he is gone. May you find peace in knowing that he spoke always of his love for his family. He may be gone too soon, but love lives on.

  6. Steve (dusty) Pinchak :

    Having known Colin for such a very short time, he came to be a dear friend and trusted associate.
    No doubt I will miss him and share in you and your famiiy’s loss Carol.
    I will keep our friendship in my memory for a long, long time.
    My Deepest Sympathy, and God Bless,
    Dusty

  7. Kim VanDerZalm :

    I was so very saddened to hear of Colin’s sudden passing.
    I knew Colin to be a hard working, dependable and kind hearted family man. He was always quick with a compliment or kind word and had a knack for making others feel good about themselves. Colin was a natural story teller and his favourite stories were always about his family. He often spoke of you Carol with such love and respect… it was easy to see how deeply he loved you. Dylan and Chaylene, I hope you find comfort in knowing that your Dad had so much pride in the two of you and could never resist singing your praises at every opportunity. He wore his love for all of you on his sleeve and made it easy to see what a close family you are.
    My sincere condolences to all of you for your profound loss. I hope the love of family and friends helps carry you through the difficult days ahead . You are in my thoughts.

  8. Hendrik Hadi - TFG :

    My deepest condolences to Colin’s family. Just wanted to share that he always proud talks about his family and children, and share his advices about life. He is one of the happiest man I ever met. I’m really shocked and saddened to hear that he’s not coming back to work, he is just like part of family. I will truly miss his voice, stories and advices. Thanks Colin for sharing them to me, to us. You will be dearly missed. God bless and take care my friend.

  9. Mike D'Angelo :

    The world has lost one of the good guys. He will be missed but we were all richer for having known him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your Carol, Chaylene and Dylan.

  10. Our deepest condolences to you Richard and your family. May you find strength in the memories. Love & hugs to you
    Roanne & Jaap

  11. This saddens me beyond belief.
    Colin was an amazing father, co-worker,musician, mentor and friend.
    My condolences go out to his wife and 2 children.

    “HEAVY HITTER” – Love you bro.

    Chris Thomas

  12. So very, very sorry to hear the loss. Way before his time. Condolences to your family…

  13. It was an pleasure getting to know Colin and spend time with him at work over the past 4-5 months. His positive energy was contagious and personality was larger than life. He will be missed.

  14. Jag Manhas - TFG :

    My sincerest condolences to your family at this time. I got to know and work directly with Colin over the past few months. He was such a great addition to the TFG team with his hard work and great stories. He will be dearly missed.

    Jag Manhas

  15. Robert Cheek - Inovatec :

    Was very saddened to hear about Colin’s passing. It was great to share band experiences with Colin and talk about our love of music and the bands that we both grew up with. I’m glad we had the chance to share what we did and I will really miss him going forward. Rock on Colin, you’re joining the legends we both enjoyed so much.

  16. I had the pleasure of working with Colin at CBV for many years when I was getting my feet wet in the Credit industry. Colin was one of the good guys. His smile was contagious, and his sense of humor was a breath of fresh air. He was always willing to drop what he was doing to give you legal advice. All of us from those days at CBV are shocked and saddened by this tragic loss. I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts. RIP Mr “Powell”.

  17. Vicki Harknett :

    Colin’s smile was contagious. He made me feel up even when I was down. I couldn’t help but smile at his enthusiasm. Now he rocks with the Angels. I am still shocked and saddened by this turn of events. Condolences to family

  18. Carol, Dylan, Chaylene & family
    Colin will be dearly missed but forever in our hearts. His smile & laughter has left an everlasting imprint with us. My condolences, may peace be with you all at this time.xo

  19. I’m shocked and sad to hear of Colin’s passing. I didn’t know him well, but when I saw him about town he was always smiling and willing to stop for a conversation. My sincerest condolences to the family. He will be missed, but the impact he had on your lives will live on forever.

  20. I liked working with Colin. I worked with him from my first year at CBV. He always had a positive attitude and was in good spirits. Very likeable. I will miss him. Condolences to his family.

  21. Corrie Schurman :

    I had the pleasure of working closely with Colin for a few years at CBV. He always had such a positive attitude and an infectious smile. He was a role model for so many of us youngsters – and he showed us to have fun and be happy – no matter what. He had such pride and love for his wife and family <3 I remember watching his eyes light up when he shared stories. His love for music is something that permeated his every day life as well… Colin will be deeply missed by so many. My condolences to his family and friends. <3 We were all very lucky to have known such an incredible man. <3

  22. Always willing to drop what he was doing to answer a question, tell a joke, tell me it was time to hang the phone up before I pushed it that little bit too far, you were a true gentlemen and a pleasure to work with every day. I’ve thought about you quite a bit in these last few days, and will continue to do so. you made all your cbv friends smile, and now it’s time to take those skills to the sky. Rest in paradise brother.

  23. Like many others I had the privilege of working with Colin for many years at CBV. Colin always wore a beautiful smile and had a winning attitude. Sharp wit with a great sense of humor and just all around a really good person. He will be missed by many but more importantly will be remembered by many for ever

  24. Gabriel Young :

    Words cannot express the shock and sadness I feel about the passing of my dear Friend, Colin. I had the pleasure and good fortune of working with Colin at CBV for over 10 years. He was the most helpful, sincere, respectful and kindest man who never hesitated to drop what he was doing to lend a helping hand. His smile and selflessness were truly unique and I will miss him dearly. May he continue to make music in your memories and hearts; until you all meet again. To his family and close friends, please accept my deepest and sincere condolences for the loss of such a profound man that you were truly blessed to call your Husband, Dad or Relative. May God comfort all of you with wonderful memories to ease your pain at such a hard time.

  25. I worked with Colin for many years and he had taken me under his wing and always had great insights. He had such an amazing attitude and kept things light in a tough industry. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  26. Wayne & Trent Schiller :

    We are so sorry for your loss way to young to leave god be with him and you guys.

  27. Sending love from Winnipeg. Sorry we cannot be there to be with you at this terrible time! Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Colin. I know that there is little I can say to console you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. Sending lots of hugs and love!

  28. Colin Pow is an old soul. Rest in peace brother.
    Our prayers and condolences to Pow Family

  29. Colin is an old soul
    Prayers and condolences to the Pow Family.

  30. rest in peace Colin

  31. Rest in peace Colin

  32. I had the privilege to work with Colin for many years. A very knowledgeable and respectful man. He always spoke so highly of his family. My deepest condolences to his family and friends during this very sad time.

  33. I had the privilege to play in a band with Boomer several years back with Paul Hickey. Playing bass guitar, one must be in the grove and on the same page to provide a supportive rhythm section….Boomer did that and more. Great admirer of his drumming skills and his ability to present an accurate representation of cover songs…a great deal of smiles between Boomer and myself while playing.
    Condolences to family, friends, and all that knew him.

  34. Caroline Le Page :

    It was such a shock to learn today of Colin’s sudden passing. So many great memories are deeply connected to Boomer and his big beautiful smile being there – from the baseball field to the ball hockey arena, from downtown Vancouver offices that unbelievably were just down the hall from each other, and therefore we also shared West Coast Express time together, to the never forgotten moments watching the band entertain us, including when they played at my 40th Birthday Party.
    I can’t believe his beaming smile and the great happiness he always exuded, is now gone.
    My deepest condolences to all the family. You were his world and I always felt the incredible love and pride that he showed for his family.

  35. Robert Jensen :

    I remember Colin ( james) and Carol as outstanding managers at Norpac marketing in Whalley. I worked there in 1987 and never forgot it. The work environment was the best; it was a six month practical course in sale and marketing. Colin was the best boss I ever had and I am very sorry to see him go. He was a friend as well as a boss. Rob

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