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Colin Barnfather – Condolences and Memorials

image Thank you so much to all the people who have followed the news about Colin Barnfather who went missing in the Scottish Highlands two weeks ago, and the subsequent discovery of his body. Your comments about Colin and messages of support mean the world to us. We are especially thankful to the very many people who shared links about the search and appeals to try and find him.

Funeral and Memorial Services

Colin’s funeral and memorial service will take place on:
Tuesday 22nd October, 11.20 am – 12.20 pm
at Markeaton Crematorium
Markeaton Lane
Derby DE22 4NH

We look forwards to seeing and meeting anyone and everyone who may wish to attend the service and the wake which will follow at a nearby venue (details available at the funeral). If you have a particular wish to actively participate in the service, please contact us through the email address below.

Family flowers only please, but donations to Lochaber Mountain Rescue are most welcome. Details of how to donate can be found below.

Respectful Contributions

A donation page for Colin has been created at (by some wonderful people; thank you very much) where if you wish you can make a donation which will be given to Lochaber Mountain Rescue in recognition of their devotion and professionalism in searching for and recovering Colin’s body. The work they and their colleagues do is challenging, demanding and exceptional.

If you would prefer to donate by text message just send a message to 70070 containing CBRN59 and the amount you wish to donate in a text message to e.g. ‘CBRN59 £5’

It will also be possible to donate in a more traditional manner at the funeral (and the wake) itself.

In Memory

If you would like to send your condolences to our family and other friends of Colin, memories of him, photographs and anecdotes we would be immensely grateful to receive them. We only usually know the side of a person’s life that we see the most and it has become very clear over the last few days that he was known by many, many people with experiences of him that the rest of us don’t know at all. We would love to hear from anyone who knew Colin, or whose life was touched by him – no contribution is too small or too large.

I want to compile as much as we can for the family which survives him: his big sister, Jill (my Mum) and her husband, my sister Liz and my brother Tim as well as our extended family and his many friends across the world. I’d like to store all that information on a memorial website so that everyone can share in those memories and thoughts.

If you have thoughts, stories or condolences that you would like to share please send them electronically to or in real world form to the address below:
c/o Nick Tyler, 77 Windsor Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2BW

Could you please tell us where you know Colin from and whether you want your name and/or email/contact details listed with them, or if you’d prefer not to.

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