It is with sad regret that I have to inform you that Colin died this morning after suffering an heart attack last Friday morning. He had been in the Intensive Care Unit at Heartlands Hospital since then. Margaret has all the family with her. Colin was a one off and we will all miss him greatly.
Colin has been the Midland Masters AC Treasurer since the Club was founded as Midland Veterans AC in 1972 and without him the club wouldn’t be what it is today. Next year will be our 40th Anniversary and I know Colin was looking forward to our celebrations. Masters athletics in the Midlands will be worse off with his absence. He wouldn’t suffer fools gladly but we on the committee loved him to bits.
He was well known in the Midlands during his competitive days cleaning up most of the prizes at the many handicap events that existed at that time. Being a member of Small Heath Harriers he turned out in numerous track and relay races and performed to a very high standard.
Colin Simpson 1929 – 2011 R.I.P.
The funeral will take place on Monday, 1st August 2011 at 2.30pm at Robin Hood Crematorium, Streetsbrook Road, Shirley B90 3NLThomas Bragg & Sons Funeral Directors 562 Stratford Road Shirley Solihull B90 4AY