It is with great sadness that the family of Colin Clay announce his sudden passing. Colin Edmund Clay, age 51 years old died tragically in a motor vehicle accident on December 9th, 2022.
Colin was born in Calgary, Alberta. He was the youngest of three children, with two older sisters. Colin, and his family, spent his early years in Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta. After his father accepted a transfer and his family relocated, most of Colin’s childhood was spent growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Colin was an avid sportsman- he played baseball and hockey for several years. His father lovingly coached him in both. Colin with his family relocated again to Kamloops, British Columbia. He graduated from Kamloops High School in 1989.
A true song and dance man, he was a self-taught and gifted drummer and guitar player. Colin was a songwriter and a most sensitive poet- a true renaissance man. Colin came alive and flourished as a father to his two daughters Avery and Ella. They shared a most special bond. He was the heart of his family and loved by all who knew him. A friend to the end, there for anyone and everyone, a counselor to those who needed guidance, direction, or encouragement, to share a smile, to listen, to be present.
Colin is survived by his two daughters Avery Clay -19 years old and Ella Clay- 18 years old, his new love Corrine Wrend, his sisters Victoria Landry and Pamela Branco, and his former wife Andrea Clay. He precedes in death his beloved parents, Stanley and Ruth Clay.
“Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed and always dear”.
A memorial service will be held at Crossings Funeral Care in Steinbach, Manitoba on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at 11:00am. For those unable to attend the service in person, the family invites you to join them through livestream.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Colin’s memory to his daughters Avery and Ella.
“We think about you always
We talk about you still
You have never been forgotten and you never will
We hold you within our hearts and there you will remain
To guide us through our lives
Until we meet again”.