On behalf of his family, we are sorry to be the bearer of such news. It is with huge sadness we tell you, dear friend Colin Dobson has left this world and (we’d like to think) he has joined other wonderful musicians, who have gone before him. We sure would like to think he is now having a hoot, enjoying their music up in the great beyond. Oh – what a sound they must hopefully be pouring out, yeah.
It is nice to know, his family said he passed on peacefully. What a lovely man – he never had a bad word for anyone, always with a smile on that warm face of his. Of course you will remember, Colin Dobson (who was born 1929) played trumpet with the famous radio and TV famed Billy Cotton Band Show (wakey-wake-aaaay). Their theme tune was ‘Somebody Stole My Gal’.
His family have the funeral arranged for 14th December 2018, so if you would like to attend and wish to know the details, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you knew him personally from years ago, but cant make it, please also email and tell us your own memories of him. The family will be most grateful.
The family have also arranged to have a celebration of Colin’s life be held at The Farnborough Jazz Club that evening from 8:00pm till 11:00pm. BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES will make sure it will be a great send-off.
As several people have asked about where to send donations instead of
flowers, so the family have looked for charities that encourage children and
teenagers to learn to play instruments as Colin was always keen to do
this himself. You can choose either:
Foundation for Young Musicians supporting bursaries for young people’s
musical education at the Centre for Young Musicians
The family also thank you all for your support and friendship for Colin
Diane and Keith