Colin William Russell Crockatt
Passed on August 5, 2021
(September 26, 1986 – August 5, 2021) Our favourite curling club organizer, forever farmer, and witty friend Colin passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021. Not unexpectedly, but still too soon for those he left behind.
Colin is survived by his wife, Pam, and daughter Paige; parents, Barbara and Russell Crockatt, Pam’s parent’s Marilyn & Clement Desrochers, and Pam’s siblings Tina (Cory), Joedy (Kim), Tannis (Gerald), and Cindy (Steven), and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Sadie and Bill Crockatt and Dorothy and Willis Doherty.
Born at Grace General Hospital on September 26, 1986, Colin was welcomed with joy by his parents, family and friends in Argyle. Colin grew up on the farm west of Argyle, and attended both elementary and high school in Warren. He enjoyed playing baseball in the summer, and playing hockey and curling in the winter. He was a very skilled curler and was a great ambassador for the sport. It was no surprise when he entered the Agriculture Degree program at the University of Manitoba in hopes of one day taking over the family farm. Colin was very involved in student life at U of M. As a member of FASO, he was able to put his organizing and social planning skills to good use. He met the love of his life, Pam, in University. When Colin brought Pam home to meet family and friends in the Argyle community everyone was pleased to see that she not only did not put up with any of his nonsense; but also that they were a great match as she was just as quick as he was and just as community driven. Married in 2013, Colin and Pam made a great team, working together on the farm or organizing community events like Ham/Turkey Bingo, quiz nights or bonspiels at the curling rink. By his side, during the medical struggles throughout the years Pam was always Colin’s source of strength and solace. In December of 2019, Colin & Pam welcomed their daughter Paige Anne. Colin had always wanted a daughter and he loved Paige so much. He was so happy to share important experiences with her; like riding in the tractor and combine, watching Jays and Jets games, and enjoying the art of a good nap.
With what could be considered a unique sense of humour at times, Colin enjoyed telling tales to pull friends’ legs. Like how the first ever box of Corn Flakes, Box No. 1, was found at the Argyle Store, and that’s why there was a film crew there that day. Or putting the Argyle sign at 67 to good use “Men’s Support Group Wednesday Nights at the Rink” aka men’s night curling. Or posting kijiji ads to try and get your forever 3rd wheel a date to the Garth Brooks concert, and making international news with it.
Colin had a big impact on everyone with whom he dealt; be it in the community growing up, during University or while teaching an Agriculture Diploma course at the U of M, being a part of the Marquette Co-op board, being the icemaker at both Stonewall and Argyle curling rinks, and just being a true member of the Argyle (and greater Interlake) farming community. The epitome of wit with a wicked sense of humour, he loved a good verbal spar, a good laugh, and good company. Colin was that rare person who will be missed not just by friends and family but also by entire communities.
Private family interment has taken place at the Argyle Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to a celebration of life at the family farm which will be held on Saturday August 14, 2021 between 4-6pm. Casual dress and please bring your own lawn chairs, no formal program it is to be “come and go”. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Argyle Curling Club (Box 31, Argyle, MB R0C 0B0).
Our deepest sympathies to you Pam, and to your loved ones. Thinking of you.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family in this time of sorrow.
Our deepest condolences Pam and families; our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Joanie and Lionel Ricard
So sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences Barb and Russell.
Joan Wilson Main
Our deepest sympathy to you Pam,daughter Paige & families. Our warmest regards to you all as you celebrate the life of your dear husband,Dad,son & son in law.
Tony & Bernice Ricard
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