Obituary — Colin Morland Hine

Colin Morland Hine
EMBA (Concordia University)

1937 – 2019

Colin passed away peacefully on May 25, at Élisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Centre in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Vicki Leightizer, married in 1991; and of Stephanie Johnson who died in 1982. He will be missed by his children and grandchildren: Deb Hine, Louise Hine-Schmidt, husband Brent Schmidt and children Emmett and Madeline; Allison Frodsham and children Sarah, Stephen, Marissa, and Gavin; Julian Hine, wife Vanessa Murphy and daughter Reya. Born in Manchester, UK Colin began his career in the aerospace industry working for firms in the UK, the US, and Canada. Since he retired he volunteered at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

Colin excelled at many athletic pursuits: he was an avid rock climber in his youth and climbed many famous rock faces in Wales, France, and Italy; he ran in 11 marathons in Canada and the US; he was well known in orienteering, mapping courses in the Gatineau Hills; he bicycled, cross country skied, built a garden and worked alongside Vicki, walked when running risked injury. Colin instilled a love of sport and the outdoors in all of his children and they, in turn, passed this love to their children. He took great pride in the many accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.  

Please join his family for a toast to a life well lived at the Barley Mow Pub, 1060 Bank St., Ottawa on Monday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Donations may be made to the Bruyère Foundation, 43 Bruyere St., Ottawa, in memory of Colin Hine. Arrangements entrusted to the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois.  

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