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Colin Hearth

HEARTH, Colin - Aged 83, passed away unexpectedly in hospital in Las Tunas, Cuba on Monday, March 28th. Colin was born in Leicester, England and settled in St. Catharines in the late 60s where he purchased the Fryin' Guys on Lake Street, a business he operated for many years. Colin's true passion was cycling. He was a road and track champion in England, a founding member of the St. Catharines Cycling club, past-president of the Ontario Cycling Association and was an accomplished coach at the national level. Colin was inducted into the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He continued with his coaching career when he retired to Cuba in the late 90s. Colin is survived by daughters Lisa Belford (Ray Howe), Donna and Stuart Johnston, and their mother, Jean Hearth. He will be missed by brother Harry (Pat) Hearth, and sister Jill (Roy) Hammond as well as many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Please join us for a celebration of Colin's life on Thursday, April 21st from 5 to 7 PM at the St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street. Pedal on, Dad xo13041841
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Cycling friends
Posted by Linda & Tim Brannan (Friends) On Sunday, April 10, 2016
We spent a week with Colin and Maritza and family in Las Tunas mid February 2016. We had a wonderful visit,they took us everywhere and made us feel welcome, while enjoying the Cuban culture. We played dominoes every day. We are going to miss him.
My Deepest Condolences
Posted by Liz (Cotton) Kelly (Employed at Fryin' Guys) On Friday, April 1, 2016
Lisa,Donna and family.I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will always remember Colin for giving me my first job at Fryin' Guys. Rest in Peace Colin.

Great Guy
Posted by Norine Hudson (past employee) On Friday, April 1, 2016
Colin was a great boss, friend, and always made me smile. He always had time to talk to you when you needed a shoulder. He had such an impact on people he met and was a very kind man. Rest in peace Colin you will be greatly missed.
He will be missed
Posted by Normie Gong (Friend) On Friday, April 1, 2016
I met Colin a few years ago. He invited me and my friend Paul to his home in Las Tunas, Cuba. Paul was in need of medical attention and Colin arranged to have a doctor come by to attend to my friend. Colin was always welcomed by the EX-pats that reside in Cuba. Many a times we would all sit together for a drink and when my vacations ended, I would always leave my books to Colin for his library. He will be missed indeed. My deepest sympathies to the family.

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