Colin Kenneth Crutch of Chilliwack, British Columbia, passed away on February 15, 2015, at age 86. He is survived by his wife Ellen Mildred (n. Anderson) and his children, Deane (Muriel), Michael (Marni), Susan Mathews (Fred Dorman), Brenda Dullaard (Randy), and his ten grandchildren, Deana, Jackie, Carlene, Ryan, Melinda, Brandon, Louise, Kayla, Sunita, Maya and his six great-grandchildren, Cullen, Easton, Tristan, Caydance, Morgan and Zachariah. He was pre-deceased by his wife Elizabeth (mother of his children), wife Lily Nina, and wife Phebe Ellen. After emigrating in 1948, at age 19, from England to Canada, Colin worked as a ranch-hand, served 22 years as a Royal Canadian Air Force officer, and 16 years with Correctional Service of Canada as an Assistant Warden. His dedication to community service included roles as a Scout Master, a president of a Home & School Association, a school trustee, a member and executive of a number of Chilliwack equestrian associations, and leadership roles in seniors’ associations in Chilliwack as well as BC-Yukon Regional Director of the Federal Superannuates National Association. A celebration of life will take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack. Flowers are gratefully declined. If inclined, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be very kind. Online condolences may be offered at

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