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David Carrick Colling
October 29, 2013

Rob and Leah Lepage - 2013-11-14 14:00:51
Dear Colling Family: Kurtis is our son Danny's teacher and coach at Hoosac. Kurt is very dear to us and a wonderful influence in Danny's life. We were all so sad to learn about your sudden loss. Please know that we are carrying you gently in our thoughts at this time. We live in Whitefish on the north shore of Lake Huron while you are near the southern shore of this great lake. We have sent two of our hockey boys to Hoosac and they loved it. We just wish it wasn't so far away... Please take care, The Lepage Family-Rob, Leah, Rory, PJ and Danny

Catherine Kennedy - 2013-11-08 13:42:47
Dear Kim, I was very sorry to read about the loss of your husband recently. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Wishing you peace and best in health, Kim. Sincerely, Catherine Kennedy, Kincardine

Loran Peter - 2013-11-08 10:32:55
Dear Kim and Family; Please accept my deepest sympathy ,you are in my thoughts at this time of sorrow.sincerely Loran

karen wark used to be ups driver - 2013-11-07 09:26:48
to Davids family i was so sad to hear of Davids passing i always enjoyed dropping off stuff there and having a short visit with Dave he always had a good sense of humor and something funny to say or a story to tell , as a ups driver Dave was one of the customers that I always enjoyed and remember well he will be missed so deeply sorry for your loss.Karen retired ups driver

Rob McWhinney - 2013-11-06 17:49:41
Kim, Kurt & Kara. I am deeply saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. Although many years have passed since I worked for your family, my memories of those times are vivid and cherished. I will always benefit from and appreciate the invaluable lessons I learned from Dave at such a pivotal time in my life. It is rare to find someone with such worthy ideals who possesses the courage, strength, and selflessness to stand up for those ideals; he is truly a mentor to everybody. It is very apparent how loving and caring of a husband and father he was and it is tragic that he has been taken from you far too soon. You have my heartfelt condolences.

Michael Lizotte - 2013-11-04 12:30:10
I was shocked and saddened to hear of David's passing. I am an electrician and knew Dave through his work with stray currents on dairy farms. Dave had a big heart and was always willing to help. We will all miss him. My prayers and condolences go out to Kim and her family.

John & Bonnie Elligsen - 2013-11-04 09:49:44
Kim, Kara & Kurtis We are deeply saddened to hear of David's passing. David and I had done a lot of stray voltage testing and mitigation over the years and I always enjoyed working with David. I remember doing stray voltage assessment and mitigation at your farm back in the early 90's. It always made me feel so good to know that we were able to help solve the problem. David genuinely appreciated what we did. I will miss David very much! We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, John & Bonnie

Jim Morris - 2013-11-03 22:53:39
I wish to say that I was greatly saddened when I heard of David's passing. He was a man, from knowing David through his work to help many farmers mitigate uncontrolled electricity on the farm, who provided a most important service to those he was serving. He will be greatly missed by the farming community. My prayers and condolences are with Kim and all of David's family during this very difficult time.

Scott MacDonald - 2013-11-03 19:46:54
I'm very sorry to hear about David's passing. I have many fond memories of time at the farm as a kid and engaging conversations as an adult.

Paul and Marianne Bollinger - 2013-11-03 17:24:39
Dear Kim and family We were shocked to hear what happened to Dave. He was a great man with the biggest heart somebody could have. We learned so much form him and had many great conversations. We will miss it to meet him here and there. Our deepest condolences.

Bryce and Heather VanderHoek - 2013-11-03 14:16:19
We are very saddened to hear about your loss. Please know that you, your family and your friends are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Corey and Tena Biswanger - 2013-11-03 12:54:42
We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We will always remember Dave's kindness and generosity. Our deepest sympathies.

Jennifer and Rob Thompson - 2013-11-03 11:44:06
The community was a better place with Dave in it. He will be remembered and missed for many years.

Adeline and Germain De Brouwer - 2013-11-03 09:24:46
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. He will be missed by all the farmers in this area that he has so generously given advice, for now they are able to progress in their dairy production. May he rest in peace and the memories of this wonderful man will never be forgotten

Joan Pollard - 2013-11-03 07:31:57
Dear Jean, Kim and family, although we are away , the girls let me know about David. There are no words to convey my deepest sympathy. Just such a nice man that you could only have been so proud of. We're never sure what today holds in store for us , but special people like Dave make each day count. They leave way too soon tragically and unexpectedly but they leave behind a hope for a better world. They leave their mark that will never be forgotten. May God be with you in the days to come.

Mike & Cordula Inauen - 2013-11-02 22:27:44
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Andrew Gregg - 2013-11-02 21:32:49
I'm shocked and saddened to hear about Dave's passing. He was a huge help to me in making the documentary about wind turbines. But I'm certain his legacy to his community is far greater than that. All my best wishes to Dave's family and the folks of Ripley.

Dave Stewart - 2013-11-02 14:12:51
We are sadden to hear of Daves passing. He was a great guy and was well respected by all that knew him. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family. Dave & Christiane

Ron and JoAnn Cameron - 2013-11-02 14:09:25
Jean, Jane Ann and the Colling family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this difficult time.

Jeena Thomas - 2013-11-02 11:53:54
Dear Kara and family, my thoughts are with you in this difficult time. May you feel the love and care around you - may it be a reminder that you are not alone. God's peace and strength to you.

Ross and Darlene Brindley (Foam Lake, Saskatchewan) - 2013-11-02 09:52:23
Our heartfelt condolences to Kim, Kara, Kurtis and family. Words can not describe how sad we are at the loss of our sincere friend, David. He helped us through had times in our quest to resolve the stray voltage with the wind company at Goderich, Ontario. He will be in our thoughts and prayers and will be sadly missed by all. Share your wonderful memories of such a caring and compassionate man and he will be in your hearts forever.

Carole Bylsma - 2013-11-02 08:19:28
Oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your dear husbands death. My thoughts are with you. May God give you peace

Chris Tegenbosch - 2013-11-02 07:24:32
Our sincere sympathies to Kim and your family from our family. I will miss Dave's laughter and his intelligence He kept me in dairy. I will miss him dearly. He was an angel sent from heaven.

Bill & Martina Johnson  - 2013-11-01 21:18:17
Thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. Dave was a great person. Our community has lost a great person.

Rae & Betty Johnson - 2013-11-01 20:16:25
Kim & family We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult time. May memories help to comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely Betty & Rae

Jean and Tony Kerins - 2013-11-01 18:42:26
Our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Tony and I will always remember the happy times we shared with Kim and David on the RPI hockey circuit. David was a wonderful man who always made everyone feel special, and we are deeply saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with you all.

Ken Ralph - 2013-11-01 18:14:16
Mere works cannot express my profound sadness upon hearing of David's passing. I had the great fortune to meet David during Kurt's time at RPI. He was one of the most honest and genuine people I have ever met and he had a great passion for his family. My only comfort in hearing this news is the fact that in Kurt he has raised an exceptional young man who will carry the family name forward with great honor. My wife Mary and I send all of our thoughts and prayers out to the entire Colling family during this difficult time. We are so grateful that David was a part of our lives if even for a few years.

Martin Weatherall - 2013-11-01 18:12:36
I greatly admired the work that David has done to make farms and homes safe from electrical pollution. I will miss him and so will many others. From - Martin Weatherall, on behalf of the Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution (WEEP) www.weepinitiative.org

Jeff&Frances Campbell - 2013-11-01 13:03:27
Kim and Family We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Dave. The community has lost a fantastic,caring individual. We will all miss him dearly. I know I will miss seeing him at all of our different dealer meetings Jeff&Frances Campbell

Bill & Jean Palmer - 2013-11-01 08:38:30
Kim and family, We offer you our heartfelt sympathy and prayers at this time of David's accident and passing. Since we first met David, we've been touched by his desire to help others, and to speak honestly when he felt others were harmed. We hope that good memories and faith will comfort you.

Lee and Darlene Hayden - 2013-10-31 22:00:34
I read somewhere if a man can name five close lifetime friends before he dies, then that man's life has truly been blessed. Dave Colling is on my list. Dave and Kim welcomed us to the 4th of Huron Township in 1988. We could not have asked for better neighbors. Though we have been on Manitoulin for 20 years now and have had somewhat limited contact, we feel deeply for Kim, Kara and Kurtis. The world was a better place with Dave in it. Good bye my friend.

Joe & Debbie Neubert - 2013-10-31 18:25:59
Our hearts were so sad to hear the news. Our prayers are with Kim and the entire family. Dave was such a wonderful person and we so enjoyed getting to know him at RPI hockey games

Marion (Johnstone) McComb - 2013-10-31 18:21:03
My sympathy to the family on the passing of David Colling. I remember David from our days at high school at F.E. Madill & when we attended our High School Reunion. I know that David will be missed by many - he was a very caring person!

Allan and Ellen Holroyd - 2013-10-31 17:57:35
Kim Kurt Kara and family.Sincere sympathy to the entire Colling/Farrell Families on the passing of Dave way too early

Bonnie Ritchie - 2013-10-31 17:14:14
Dear Jean and Family: My thoughts are with you at this time, may all the happy moments you shared with your son help you through this trying time. He was a very special person and too young to leave. Bonnie

Jamie & Beckie Robb - 2013-10-31 16:03:23
Kim & family, Please accept our sincerest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you, Jamie & Beckie Robb

Lynne Taylor - 2013-10-31 14:56:10
Dear Kim and Family, it is with my most sincere sympathy that I write today. Kim, I didn't have the fine fortune to know Dave but I do know that he must have been a wonderful person to have had you as his partner. May your family's deepest sorrows be filled with warmest memories. With heartfelt sympathies to you and your family at this very difficult time. Lynne Taylor

Jan, Alison and Elliot Stilling  - 2013-10-31 14:52:32
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and in the time ahead

Ron and Norma Schmidt - 2013-10-31 13:02:39
Words cannot express our deep sorrow at the loss of such a wonderful man. Our heartfelt condolences to Kim, Kara, Kurtis and family. He will be sorely missed in our hearts, our community, and indeed by all those he touched. He was a man of honour and integrity, with a profound sense of compassion. He stood up for what was right and just, and gave voice to those who needed his help the most. He will not be forgotten. He will live in our hearts and in our prayers. The world is a poorer place with him not here with us. May God give you comfort and peace in this time of need.

Andrea and Mark Stevens - 2013-10-31 12:42:08
Thinking of you at this very sad time. Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your families for such a sudden loss. (Andrea and Mark, friends of Julie and Steve)

Lion Mense "jim" Prenger District A9 Governor  - 2013-10-31 12:03:45
My heartfelt sympathy goes to you the family of Lion Dave on his sudden passing. I was fortunate to have met David on one of his presentations outside Lions. His caring nature and expertise in his field will be greatly missed.

Gordon C Appleton - 2013-10-31 11:15:54
I am so saddened by this tragic loss. David was well respected and known to all he touched. He will be missed by the many who knew him. My sincere condolences to the Colling family.............

Ron & Sheila Elliott - 2013-10-31 11:06:56
Our sincere sympathy to the Colling family at this difficult time. May sharing your memories of a wonderful, helpful person keep David forever in your hearts.

Mark Davis - 2013-10-31 10:53:23
I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Dave on the Multi Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group. His knowledge, compassion for people and burning desire to help those people of his own free will were inspiring. I believe I am a better person because I watched and learned from Dave. On behalf of the MMWTWG we extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Mark Davis

Paulette Crawley - 2013-10-31 10:51:22
I am sorry to hear about the loss of David. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Jack Nelemans - 2013-10-31 10:17:09
I am a retired salesman with Norwell Dairy Systems. I worked closely with Dave on a number of problem farms where we had unknowingly sold variable speed motors and improper controls. David found the problem and found a new control supplier for us. He did a great service to many dairy farmers that I was involved with. He will be missed.

Doug Shepherd - 2013-10-31 08:47:53
Kurt, Myself and everyone at Andrews Hockey in PEI offer our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I look forward to seeing you back in the rinks soon. Doug Shepherd

Joann And Earl Bepperling - 2013-10-31 08:36:05
So sorry for your loss. Such a shock. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Howard, Gwen, Sally & Kevin Harrison - 2013-10-31 07:53:24
Dearest Kim: I can't tell you how sad we were to hear this terrible news. Please know that even though we can't be there to offer strength & support, we are thinking about you and all of the family & friends who loved David so much.

Tom Melady - 2013-10-31 07:31:02
To Kim and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Dave through the dairy industry and then through the Wind Turbine Fiasco. He was a man that thought and sought the unusual, warm and sharing and spoke the truth. I was luck to have known him. What a wonderful man.

Mary-Jo Farrish & Jim Shewfelt - 2013-10-31 07:06:20
So sorry to hear of your loss, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mary-Jo & Jim

Dan Fridgen - 2013-10-30 22:13:13
Dear Colling Family, it is with extreme sadness and a heavy heart that I type this note. I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Todd Thompson - 2013-10-30 22:01:07
Sad to hear of David's passing, our condolences to the family. Todd and Tammy Thompson

Robert and Karen Elliott - 2013-10-30 21:59:00
Kim, Kara, Kurtis, and family. We will truly miss Dave. He will always be remembered for his caring ways. He was a rare community icon. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Linda Temple (Roe) - 2013-10-30 20:42:30
Kim, Kara, Kurtis and families. Wishing you all strength at this time of Dave's passing. My deepest sympathy's to you all!!

Lori Small - 2013-10-30 19:49:07
We are so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to lessen your pain at this time. You and yours are in our thoughts. Lori, Blair and Tyler

Fred and Sandra (Dunlop) Newell - 2013-10-30 18:56:52
Sending our love and prayers Kim, Aunt Jean, Jane Anne and families.

Robert and Nancy Cumming - 2013-10-30 17:24:45
Sorry, deeply saddened by the passing of David, he was a great and gifted man, always had time for a talk. Usually had a great visit with him at the Colling picnic reminiscing about the old days and what people were doing then and now and great loss to the community our deepest condolences to you and your family.

 - 2013-10-30 17:24:07
My heart goes out to the Colling family. Dave is a great man and it won't be the same on the 6th with out him.

Barb Walden McCart - 2013-10-30 17:18:32
Kim and family: so very sorry to hear about David. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donna & Joe Fitzgerald  - 2013-10-30 17:18:05
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the Colling family at this sad time. Dave was an awesome person always there to help anyone at anytime. He will be truly missed!

Keith and Cheryl - 2013-10-30 17:12:20
Kim, we are so, so sorry...Dave was such a generous, caring man, a "good neighbour" in the absolute truest sense, whose neighbourhood stretched across many a township...our hearts go out to you and your family.

Jeff & Deb Chalmers & family - 2013-10-30 17:07:52
Our hearts ache for you all! We are all better people for having known such a wonderful person. We are going to miss his outgoing and friendly manner and for sure his contagious laugh. You are in our thoughts and prayer. If we can be of any assistance to you now or in the future - just let us know!!!!

Ruby & Dennis McCracken - 2013-10-30 17:00:28
Our deepest sympathy to Kim, Kara, Kurtis & all the Farrell & Colling families at this time. We are sorry for your loss.

Pauline Flynn(nee Lamont) and family(Ottawa/Blair's Grove) - 2013-10-30 16:35:07
Please know that you are all in our thoughts. Hopefully there will be a beautiful Lake Huron sunset to lighten your sadness. Maureen Flynn for Mom

Terry and Marilyn Kummer - 2013-10-30 16:02:17
Kim and family We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

Liz and David Dadson - 2013-10-30 15:33:25
Kim, Kara, Kurtis and all the Colling and Farrell family: Our sincere condolences in the loss of David. He was a great guy who will be remembered as always wanting to help people, especially those suffering from ill health due to the nearby wind farms in the Ripley area. He was friendly and caring, and he will be sadly missed. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Liz and David Dadson and family

Margaret Thompson - 2013-10-30 15:22:19
Kim, Kurtis, Kara, Jean, and family: My deepest sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dave was a great man, and influenced many lives. Try to think of all the positives and be strong. Marg.

Denis & Barb Banville - 2013-10-30 15:14:41
so sorry to hear about Dave ,my condolence to you and your family , I hope you and Dave enjoyed the RV we sold you. He was a great hard working man .

Cheryl & Kevin Martin - 2013-10-30 14:42:32
Kim, Kara, Kurtis & family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love and hugs to all of you.

Mhairi Walsh - 2013-10-30 14:23:36
Oh Kim; My heart goes out to you and all your family. What a lovely,gentle, kind man David was. His caring attitude has helped so many others. We all wish we could have done the same for him. All my love Mhairi Walsh

Carrie Charette - 2013-10-30 14:08:36
Kim, Kara, Kurtis & Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dave was an amazing man who cared for everyone who he met. He took care of his family, neighbours and the community. He will be missed by many. May your memories get you through this difficult time. xo Carrie, Brandon, Kyler & Emma.

Dave Aiello - 2013-10-30 13:45:01
I am an RPI Hockey alumnus who heard that David passed away from Coach Appert. I want to express my family's condolences and to say that we wish there was something more we could do for the Colling family at this difficult time.

Doug & Noreen Messenger - 2013-10-30 13:44:34
For Kim, Kara, Kurtis, Jane Anne, Jean and families. We are very much saddened to learn of Dave passing on. I have many fond memories from decades past. We are thinking of you these hard days ahead. Best regards to all. Doug & Noreen Messenger, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Rod and Corrie LeRoy - 2013-10-30 13:24:58
We are so sorry for your loss Kim. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Kim and family - 2013-10-30 13:23:20
We are so sorry for your loss. Although Dave was our neighbour but a short time, we appreciated his thoughtful and kind nature.

Donna and Perry Elliott - 2013-10-30 13:12:55
Unbelievable how life can be taken away so quickly. Dave will be greatly missed in the community, at home and away. Thinking of Kim, Kara, Kurt and the Colling and Farrell families at this very sad time.

Becky Ogilvie - 2013-10-30 12:58:32
Please extend my deepest sympathies to your heart-broken families on the tragic loss of your loved one.

Randi Charette - 2013-10-30 12:58:09
Jean, Kim, Kara,Kurtis, Jane Ann, Paul, Dana, Cole & family~ words can't begin to describe how extremely sad we are with the loss of David. He was such a kind man with a heart bigger than life itself. It is because of his caring ways & abundance of knowledge that I have my health returned to me today. A whole bright future is now ahead of me with Dave & our kids, something we would never have had without him. Words will never ever be able to express our gratitude for the Angel dressed in blue work coveralls that came to our door & did everything in his power to help us. On that day he became our hero & we have thanked him every day since for what he gave back to our family. Please know that the man you call your son, husband,father,brother, & uncle was also a hero to many. A man that was put on this earth for such a short time but was destined to do great things in the days he had here on earth. Our deepest sympathy to all of you~ Randi Dave Hayli Tanner & Brooklyn Charette xo xo

Christie and Scott MacGregor (Messenger) - 2013-10-30 12:21:49
Dear Jean, Kim, Jane Anne and family: Our deepest sympathies. Dave was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

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