OBITUARY

Colin Albert Sexstone

15 July , 19383 February , 2019

SEXSTONE, Colin 15 July 1938 – 3 February 2019 Born in London England, Colin (aka Cal) immigrated to Canada in 1953. He passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Married 57 yrs, he leaves the love of his life, Lucille. Predeceased by parents Bert & Violet Sexstone, survived by sisters Maureen Proulx & Iris Vansterkenburg. He leaves two sons (David & Keith), six grandkids (Kevin, Shane, Devon, Christopher, Brandon & Ashley), two step-grandkids (Cameron & Kayleigh) and five great-grandkids (Baylee, Kyler, Madilynn, Kira & Elliot). Colin lived life to its fullest, travelling the world. He proudly served Canada 30 yrs, attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He served thereafter as Durham Region School Board's first Health & Safety Officer. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Cancer or Heart & Stroke agencies. Funeral service is Friday, February 15 at 11am at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road. Visitation 1hr before service. Cremation has taken place.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 15 February , 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, 15 February , 2019
REMEMBERING

Colin Albert Sexstone

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Beverley Smith

14 February 2019

Cousin Colin was an honourable and true gentleman who is loved by his family in the UK, and will be very much missed.

He was a fine example of a family man, who always did the right thing. Travelling from Canada to the UK for so many key events, whenever possible with his loving wife, Lucille, he fitted in seamlessly with the crazyness of us 'Smiths'. His relaxed manner and keen sense of humour made him a joy to be with.

Sleep well Colin.

Much love, Graham and Beverley Smith, England xx

PEG BRANDON

6 February 2019

When I was posted to CFB Baden in 1978 in the brand new position of Materiel Control Officer I had the great good fortune to work with Cal, who was the Systems Control Officer. He was awesome, in the fullest meaning of the word. He was big, he seemed to know everything there was to know about Supply matters, and he was friendly and kind. However I lived in dread of the times when he would say "With all due respect, ma'am". It meant that my inexperience was showing and that my action on something had been significantly less than optimum in his considered opinion. The dread was made worse by knowing that when we were not in agreement, it was never Cal who turned out to be in error.

I learned a lot from Cal about how to get the best from people: set high standards while at the same time respecting the individual and caring about each person's well-being. I was fortunate indeed to work with Cal, especially so early in my career.

Ian Nicholls

5 February 2019

Cal was one of the strongest and compassionate leaders I ever met. He touched so many in a positive way. He did not suffer fools but would always be the first to give a second chance and sound advice. A credit to the RCAF, the CF, The Supply Trade and the Logistics Branch.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY