Colin Windover November 15, 2023

Peacefully at his Howdenvale residence on Wednesday November 15, 2023 at the age of 61 years. Colin will always be remembered for his love of golf, curling, lawn bowling, yoga, hiking and whatever new experience came his way. Always there to lend a helping hand to his many friends. Loving husband and best friend of Bronia (nee Gabrek) for 13 years. Devoted son to Anne (nee Connor) and the late Vernal Windover. Brother-in-law of Madalane (Frank), Maria (Bill), Jeannie (Dave), Kenneth (Freda). Sadly missed by his cousins, Shelly, Dave, and Harvie, many other family members, and by his faithful cat, Stewie. Predeceased by his sister, Adele Windover (2023); and a brother-in-law, Frank (Mary). Family wish to express their gratitude to Dr. Nelvia VanDorp and to Colin’s VON nurse, Kylae for the wonderful and compassionate care he was given. Donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Society of Canada would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences by be expressed online at

Private family arrangements.


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    Jeannine Drew says

    Our sincerest condolences to Colin’s family & especially our Aunt Bronia who has lost the love of her life. He will be truly missed by our whole extended family and remembered for the quiet, strong fighter that he had to become. Keep smiling in heaven and rest in peace.

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    Sally Merlna says

    My sincere condolence he will be greatly missed
    Sally Merlina

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    Earl and Stella Beck says

    Dear Bronia and family so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing
    Thoughts and prayers are with you may he RIP

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    Victor Turpin says

    So sorry for your Bronis

    Colleen n Vic

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    Frank and Judy Perry says

    Bronia, Colin’s Family
    Our Deepest Condolences
    Colin’s smile and his willingness to help everyone, will always be remembered.
    Your Best Friend will never be forgotten ❤️

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    Madalane Turpin says

    Dear Bronia. For the past 13 years your family has been comforted by how Colin was such a perfect match for you. 2 stars slowly collided creating a brighter star. Colin wanted to hike the Bruce Trail but life decided differently for him. We pray that today he is In his dream living under the stars watching over you. Your memories will comfort you and bring you much laughter. We are here for support in your greatest time of need. With all our love, Madalane, Frank and family

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    Todd Kmiecik says

    Had the pleasure of golfing with Colin for a few years before his diagnosis. He always had a funny story and there were lots of laughs. I found him to be loyal, trustworthy and honest. He faced his illness with an attitude that was admirable. My condolences to you Bronia, and the rest of the family.

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    Hazel Cook says

    There are no words to describe the sadness Colin’s passing brings. He fought so hard and faced every obstacle with fierce determination and so much hope. You could see it in his eyes. He had a quiet strength and a warm wit and I always enjoyed chatting to him at our family gatherings. He was the love of Bronia’s life and she held his heart in hers. We grieve with her at this sad time and will remember him fondly… forever and always xx

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    Robin & Phil says

    Robin & Phil offer our sincere condolences to Bronia & family.

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    Lisa says

    Sending all my prayers and love to you aunty Bronia. Xoxoxo. Can’t wait to give you a real hug!!!!!!

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    Louise Bond says

    Bronia and Family.
    I’m sorry for your loss. Hugs to all.

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    Ruth Nielsen says

    Dear Bronia and Family,
    I lost my husband to cancer at 89 but Colin left us too early. I hope the happy memories you made during your 13 years of marriage will give you comfort in the years ahead. I remember Colin as a very happy and energetic man and willing to help where needed. God bless you all with his love and comfort.

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    Tom Hall says

    Colin was with us for only a short time but he left his mark. He will be missed by all our members.
    Tom Hall, President, Wiarton & District Curling Club

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    Michael Haley says

    I met Colin a few years ago at Sauble Golf Course, and from there we became early morning golfing friends. Colin was a person who would go out of his way to help anyone. I am proud to have called him my friend. He battled hard this past year but is finally at rest. My condolences to Bronia and family. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

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    Bob Bowman says

    Dear Bronia, sad news even reaches the Caribbean. We only knew Colin for a short time in our lives. He was an outstanding human being and we were privileged to know him. He will be missed by ourselves and members of the Sauble Lawn Bowling Club, sincerely Joan and Bob Bowman

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    Julie Dixon says

    Bronia I was so saddened hearing about Colin, both Doug and I would like to extend our condolences on your loss.
    Julie Dixon

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