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Colin Cornhill
  • Passed away on June 15, 2022

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Colin Victor Cornhill took his last breath on earth and first in heaven on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.Colin was a strong, honest, smart man of integrity, who lived his life for the betterment of mankind.  Through his work, most recently at Johnson and Johnson, Colin dedicated his efforts to drug safety, team building and mentoring others.  He worked hard to be the best he could be.Born in England, Colin developed a passion for rowing during his college years, and continued that pursuit till he could no longer.  He enjoyed every minute on the water and loved coaching newer rowers.  He was a talented photographer and the best handyman ever.  He loved his family more than anything.Colin leaves behind his dearly loved wife, Kathy; daughters Claire and Emma (Andrew); beloved granddaughter, Layla; mother Dorothy; sister-in-law Carol (Larry); brother-in-law Mike (Kari); brother-in-law Ken (Tracy); nieces Hannah and Chiara; nephews Will, Mike, Matthew, Trey and Matt; special friends, the McKeowns, the Fredericks, the Stealeys and the Odoms.Per Colin’s wishes, there will be no formal services.  The family will celebrate Colin’s life privately.  If you wish, memorials can be directed to:  Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Attn:  Miriam Ward, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235, where Colin met many wonderful people who shared his love of rowing.For those who knew Colin, thank you for being part of his life.  He was fond of all of you.‘I have fought a good fight.  I have finished my course.  I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall award to me at that day, and not only to me but unto all them also that love His appearing.’          2 Tim 4:7-8


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  1. Paige says:
    28 Jun 2022
    Colin,

    I will remember well, when you spoke to me days after mum had passed. Your words were comforting and kind. I thought to myself what a brave person to pass on such positive vibes when you were going through the unimaginable yourself. Thank you.

    You have left behind a loving family. Some awesome daughters and a sweet granddaughter - what a legacy.


    Paige x

  2. Lynn Coletta says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Rich and I always enjoyed our times with Colin and Kathy. Loved Colin’s British humor, his love of family and his kindness to others. He was truly a gentle gentleman. My heart aches with his loss but rests in our special, beautiful memories. Rest in Peace Colin- you were loved deeply.

  3. Chase, Kate, Wesley and Cassidy Burnett. says:
    24 Jun 2022
    Colin was a bright, kind, and generous person who we feel privileged to have known while living in New Jersey. His adoration for Kathy was beautiful to witness, and his selfless nature was inspiring. Our hearts are heavy for Colin's loved ones and family as they endure this great loss. Our sincerest condolences, deepest sympathy and unwavering support. May you find peace, courage and love amidst this time. All our love. Chase, Kate, Wesley and Cassidy Burnett.

  4. Dr Kim C Grom says:
    24 Jun 2022
    Dearest Colin and Kathy
    In memory of this dear man and to his wife and family.....we rejoice in the knowledge that Colin is in heaven and we share your grief in the loss of your beloved.
    In Christ,
    The Grom Family

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