OBITUARY

Mr. Colby Alan Knowles Wilson

3 May, 198425 January, 2021
Obituary of Mr. Colby Alan Knowles Wilson
Amazing Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend We expected to have Colby in our lives forever. We’ve lost an important piece of ourselves and the pain is indescribable. It makes absolutely no sense for life to end at such a young age. We are so grateful to our friends and neighbours here and right across the country who have reached - offering condolences, and filling our home with beautiful flowers, delicious meals, and heartfelt sympathy cards. We know that we will get to a point where we can smile and laugh again. But we will never get over losing our incredibly funny, kind, generous, smart, and loving son, brother, and uncle who adored his nieces and nephews. He was the best gift giver ever. He put so much thought into every present on every single occasion. Colby graduated with a Theatre Major from the University of Victoria, one of the most comprehensive and immersive theatres in Canada. He went on to act on TV, in film, movies and live theatre. During the 2010 Olympics he showed his innate charisma in a Coors commercial which went viral around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaYqpBTR3SY We will all carry Colby in our hearts for the rest of our lives. There will never be a day, hour, minute or second that we stop loving and thinking about him. For as long as we breathe, we will grieve and ache and love him for all he was and all that he could have been. Sister Chelsea: “What matters most is not how Colby's end happened, or that it happened now. What matters is that he loved all of us, his family, and many friends, and that he lived long enough to know that we all loved him back.” Sister Alana: “Colby was and is forever my protective big brother and our adoring Uncle Lala. He was the epitome of kindness and could make us laugh no matter what we were doing. His 36 years were a gift to this world, and I am forever grateful to have been shaped by his love. Colby was a witty intellectual and had a bursting passion for the Arts. He is forever irreplaceable. “If we wish to change the world, we must all learn to love each other.” Long-time best friend Katie spoke on behalf of his many friends: “Colby was a force. His charm and brilliant sense of humour would leave you smiling for weeks. He was adventurous and creative in a way that reminded us all to be brave in our choices and fearless in our mistakes. He laughed easily and was always up for a challenge. His magnetic personality made whomever he was with feel special. Colby will be forever loved by his family, friends and his pride and joy, his beloved golden retriever Cypress”. Our family asks that you remember the good times you had with Colby. Please go to (link) to share memories of him that made you smile, laugh out loud or shake your head. If you would like to donate to the BCSPCA in his memory. You may also go to: http://support.spca.bc.ca/site/TR/Memorial/General?px=2401652&pg=personal&fr_id=2000

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