BOX, Colin Howard

Born on November 11, 1944. Passed away on November 29, 2021.

Passed away peacefully on November 29th, 2021.

Loved husband of Gwenda (dec). Dad to Frank and Louise. Father in-law of Dee and Ross. Pop of Jessica, Emily, Adam, Amber and Ruby.

Funeral Notice

Service: Saturday December 11, 2021

The Funeral of Mr. Colin Howard Box will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac  Saturday, December 11, 2021 commencing at 10:30 a.m.

The Funeral will leave the Chapel at the conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

If you are wishing to attend, please allow yourself enough time to check-in and to show our staff your valid proof of vaccination.

37 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Rip Colin

    Rodney Mason November 30 2021 11:32 pm
  2. Deepest sympathy to Frank ,Dee and and the Box family on the passing of Colin,
    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Bryson Hodge

    Bryson Hodge December 1 2021 8:58 am
  3. Rest peacefully my friend. I will miss ours chats about cars and all your knowledge on how fast a car can really go if you drive it right. I still swear you suped up that scooter! Thrilled I could be a part of one of your projects and for the hours we spent in the shed, you picking up random objects and asking “Do you know what this is Girlie?” “Well it looks like a wrench Col.” Now you have an open road with the love of your life sitting beside you as you go barrelling along in your dream car. No more speeding tickets xxx

    Pauline Grimmer December 1 2021 12:15 pm
  4. Our deepest sympathy to Frank, Louise and families. So glad that I got to speak to you on your birthday, how could I possibly forget when it was your birthday all those years when my Nana your Aunty Dolly and Mum would remind me it is Colin,s birthday. From Shirley O’BRIEN nee Stevenson and family Tracey, David, Aidan, Karren, Jordan and Ava. Darren, An, Thomas, Patrick and Dillon

    Shirley O'BRIEN December 1 2021 5:20 pm
  5. A generous, kind hearted soul whom I admired.. deepest sympathy to Frank and the Box families.
    RIP my friend
    Lee & Raz

    Raelene Anderson December 1 2021 7:16 pm
  6. Deepest sympathy to Frank, Louise and families. I have great memories learning about cars from Colin. Will be sadly missed

    Narelle Hartwich December 1 2021 7:38 pm
  7. Sorry for you loss. Condolence to the box family. From Haylee Norman

    Haylee December 1 2021 7:41 pm
  8. RIP Colin, many fond memories of hanging out down the shed with Frank taking us lads up the street on a Friday night to look at car magazines then to the servo to stock up on soft drinks for the shed in many of your tuff cars the odd burnout😉 the limo tide too our school formal. The list goes on great times and memories. Well respected in the car scene cheers Col, Brent Finn & Family.

    Brent Finn December 1 2021 7:50 pm
  9. Our Condolences to The Box Family on the passing Of Colin.
    Lots of love The Gill Family xoxo

    Nicole Gill December 1 2021 7:54 pm
  10. Deepest Sympathy to Frank, Dee, Louise &. Ross & families. Lots of memories made down in the court in the younger days .
    RIP Colin
    Leon & Tracey Barry

    Leon & Tracey Barry December 1 2021 9:11 pm
  11. Deapest sympathy to the Box family , a true ledgend of the Australian motor vehicle scene, Rest in peace Colin

    John Dodoro December 1 2021 9:29 pm
  12. Deepest sympathy to Colin’s family and friends. Great memories of the good old rollerskating days, speed skating and even dancing on skates. I always remember at your wedding when it was announced that a Carpenter married a Box. Rest in Peace with your loving Gwenda ❤❤ Rosie Egan-Philipson

    Rosie Philipson December 1 2021 9:33 pm
  13. Deepest Sympathy Frank, Dee, Jess, Emily, Adam and Ruby. Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

    Kathie Clissold December 1 2021 10:10 pm
  14. Thanks for the phone call Frank you and family will miss him it was nice ….,we will all miss him over here … so glad we came sore him last time we came over we had good times and good stories and memories when all stayed at kangaroo flats motel year after year he always making us laugh .. RiP Colin

    Paul harman December 2 2021 7:09 am
  15. Condolences to frank , Louise and families on the passing of Colin . Another good guy gone and was an honour to have known him.
    Thinking of you all,
    The Downie family

    Dave & Nikki Downie December 2 2021 7:46 am
  16. Heartfelt condolences Frank, Louise and families.

    A kind hearted, quick witted legend, RIP Colin.
    Rik Fox and Family

    Rik Fox December 2 2021 8:44 am

    COLAC COLLECTABLE CAR CLUB December 2 2021 12:35 pm

    LANCE AND BALBIR EDSALL December 2 2021 12:46 pm
  19. You were a very talented, humble and generous man. A life well lived. Condolences to Frank and families in this sad time.

    Warwick Eaton December 2 2021 3:47 pm
  20. To Colins family we send our sympathies, my father Gerald passed away 6 months ago and previous to this Colin along with 3 or 4 other men would meet up on a Thursday for a cuppa and many stories were shared amongst them all,Dad found great comfort in being able to talk about the loss of mum and this group of men were invaluable in helping him through.I’m sure they are up there now with Colin spinning him all the yarns he’s missed out on.

    Sharon Norman December 2 2021 5:30 pm
  21. Condolences to Frank and Louise and families, thinking of you all at this sad time

    Glenn and Ellen Magilton December 2 2021 8:37 pm
  22. Sad passing of a automotive builder ,modifier ,,admired your work,,,,rest in peace

    Alan Fleming December 2 2021 9:39 pm
  23. Deepest sympathy to Frank, Dee, Louise, Ross and families on the sudden passing of our dear friend Colin. You can now safely put the foot down, with your beloved Gwenda by your side. Happy heavenly motoring! Lesley and Geoff O’Neill.

    Lesley O’Neill December 3 2021 1:18 am
  24. R I P Colin sadly missed was great to get to know you my condolences to the family

    Joanne hughes December 3 2021 5:01 pm
  25. Our Deepest sympathies to Frank and family on the passing of Colin.

    Ross and Linda Hawtin and family. December 3 2021 5:15 pm
  26. RIP boxy

    Mark Gough December 3 2021 8:04 pm
  27. To Frank and Louise and your families I give my deepest sympathy. Colin was a wonderful man loved talking to him when ever I seen him. He can now rest. Fly high Colin.
    Kylie Hughes

    Kylie Hughes December 4 2021 1:03 am
  28. Sending love to Frank and Dee and Louise and families on the passing of your dad Colin .I have great memories of years of happy adventures of driving in classic cars over the years.Especially back when my husband Don was alive.,and he and Colin had chats in the shed ,then they even travelled to America to a car auction .Frank went too ,I can remember Don saying Coliin often repeated remark “Glenda said I can’t buy anything ,sigh “.I remember when Colin and Glenda joined us in Qld at t our holiday house and then we drove up to visit Gwendas Sister in Emerald ,Colin had us trying meat pies everywhere,testing to find the best .I remember when Colin scared me silly ,when we were exploring a cave that had Bats nesting.he came up behind me and tickled the top of my hair with his fingers .I screamed and Colin gave his Mr Magoo chuckle .Lovely fun memories of a great friend . Now United with his love Glenda ,and chatting about cars with my Don and all his other friends ,now gone to God.Love from Kathie ❤️👵🏻

    Kathleen Quinton December 4 2021 1:44 am
  29. Frank & Family, Louise & Family, Sorry to hear the passing of Colin. He has left us with plenty of memories to do with cars and his wood working skills, plenty of stories and what was the the next vehicle he was looking purchase, not so long ago I was going for a ride on my motor cycle out the Irrewillipe road and came up behind a red Mustang, sure enough it was Colin, he got to the 80km signs and floored it, all I could see was a red Mustang disappearing up the road, I say well above the speed limit.
    Thanks for the memories you left us with Colin
    Bernard Julie Callahan

    Bernard Callahan December 5 2021 3:24 pm
  30. So sorry to hear of the passing of Colin……have enjoyed many chats over the years with Colin about cars and his hobbies. Our thoughts are with you Frank and Louise and families.
    Larry & Sue

    Larry Beaton December 5 2021 9:17 pm
  31. Rest in peace Colin, it was always a pleasure catching up, whether it was at your shed to look at and chat about all your projects, or at various car shows and events. I’ll miss your dry sense of humour, but your legacy will live on through your family and the countless projects you’ve done. My thoughts are with Frank, Louise and family, and your many friends.
    Warren Heath

    Warren Heath December 6 2021 12:39 pm
  32. So sorry to hear of the passing of Boxie, we shared many years of cars in all shapes and sizes. Gifted in his trade. A sad loss. Please accept our Deepest sympathy
    Mike and. Jenny halloran

    Mike. Halloran December 6 2021 5:33 pm
  33. It is hard to believe that Colin has passed. Colin was a great fellow car club member and we enjoyed visiting Colin and Gwenda on many occasions. Gwenda was so proud of Colin’s achievements and the projects that they had completed together. Colin attended as many car club activities as he could. We know he missed his beloved Gwenda dearly and club get-togethers just weren’t the same without Gwenda by his side. Colin, you will be sorely missed at club activities, swap meets and anything that involves cars and car parts. Rest in Peace Colin and enjoy travelling the heavenly highways (but keep your speed down)!

    Heather & Dallas Petrie December 7 2021 4:50 pm
  34. My condolances to Frank and Louise and families on the passing of your loved father Colin. I have such fond memories of our times together growing up. Colin used to take me to skating on Friday nights as teenagers which I appreciated very much. We had a great time going down memory lane on my visits, although few since I moved to Qld. Remembered forever, Your cousin Val [Valma Stevenson] Lord and family.

    Valma LORD December 9 2021 5:39 pm
  35. I give all my condolences to the box family R.I.P Colin

    Tyler Hughes December 11 2021 12:46 pm
  36. Rest In Peace Collin now with your beloved Gwenda whom you have missed terribly
    Lovely memories now for Frank Louise and your families
    May you all find comfort in knowing both mum and dad are once again together
    Sympathy to you all
    Jan and Gordon Wilson

    Jan Wilson December 11 2021 7:00 pm
  37. RIP Colin Box, I met you when I was a little girl, my dad Tony Mullen took me for a drive, to pick up a car part, for his hotrod. Over the years many times I heard your name mentioned, in conversations, all good of course! Condolences from Tony, Heather and Lisa Mullen. Eagles Rod and Custom Club.

    Lisa mullen December 15 2021 10:43 pm

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