Ian and Rochelle Underhill
October 17, 2015, 10:17 am
I have lost a treasured colleague, a man who epitomized all that is good in teaching, and we have lost a treasured friend, a man with whom we laughed and shared some wonderful times. Our thoughts are with you, Helen, and your family.
Arnold and Andrea Suski
October 17, 2015, 11:57 am
Dear Helen,John and Ruth;
We were so very sad to hear about Colm's passing. We are in BC..so very far away at this time when we would like to be so much closer. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Arnold and Andrea.
October 20, 2015, 4:53 pm
It's Helen Slevin here.
I'm so sorry to hear of Colm's passing, I was aware he had been unwell but still hearing the news was a shock.
We are all thinking of you and your lovely family at such a sad time in your lives & you are all in our prayers.
with love and deepest sympathy,
Helen and family
Niamh & Bill Saunders
October 23, 2015, 3:26 pm
He was smart and funny and loved. We will miss him.
October 25, 2015, 10:07 pm
Mrs. O'Sullivan and family,
I'm terribly sorry to read of Colm's passing. I met Colm when I was a student at Western and hired to work part-time and then full-time at the Faculty of Education in the late 1980s. I worked within The Althouse Press with Geoff Milburn, Don Gutteridge, David Radcliffe, and Jim Sanders. It was there that I also had the privilege of meeting Ian Underhill. You will no doubt recognize some, if not all, of these names. In fact, I recall a gathering in your home and am sorry for not recalling the reason behind it where most of those mentioned above attended along with me.
I enjoyed Colm. He would stop by my office and chat always with a smile on his face and that sparkle in his eyes. He knew my father, too, who had been an English teacher in both Hanover and Woodstock and travelled to South Carolina with the Althouse boys on one of their golf trips.
The last time I saw Colm, he had returned to the faculty to meet the newly hired Dean who shared his surname. I was so delighted when he popped by my office to greet me after many years of not seeing him. It was great to see the same sparkle still inhabited his eyes.
I am very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man whom I recall loving his work at the Faculty and thoroughly enjoying life. I will always remember Colm with deep respect and fondness.
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