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Obituary - David Colin Tudor

Published: 20th July 2020 10:04

It is with deep sadness that the family of David Colin Tudor announce his passing on Wednesday 8 July 2020.

Colin TudorColin Tudor. Photo by Bernard Rose

Best known as Colin (and also affectionately known as 'Lovejoy' amongst local residents), he was born in Buckley on 26 February 1949.  

The exact date when he moved to Neston is not known, but it was at least thirty years ago and, since then, he plied his expert carpentry and furniture-restoring trade, based for many years at his workshop on Bridge Street in Neston.  Colin would very often be found sitting or working outside and chatting to his many friends and passers-by, for whom he always had a smile and a friendly chat.

The affection in which he was held in Neston has been reflected in the floral tributes left outside the shop and the many messages posted on social media.

D.C.Tudor, Bridge StreetMany floral tributes have been left at Colin's shop in Bridge Street, Neston. Photo by Brenda Roe.

Colin leaves behind his long term partner Nora Swift, two daughters Alex and Katie, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of whom remember him as 'funny, caring and one of a kind.'

A funeral service will be held on Friday 31st July at Blacon Crematorium at 2pm. Only 30 people are allowed to attend (due to COVID-19 restrictions), so it is for family and close friends only. However, the funeral cortege will leave from the D.C.Tudor shop in Bridge Street at 1.20pm, should people wish to pay their respects from the roadside (at a safe distance, and please do not park outside the shop on the day).

Colin Tudor

26.2.49 - 8.7.20

Rest in Peace

Colin Tudor - tools of the tradeWell-used tools of the trade in Colin's workshop.  Photo by Bernard Rose.

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Cheryl R
At 10:52 on 20th July 2020, Cheryl R commented:
Very sad and sending our thoughts to the whole family people will miss colin sitting on a chair or his step outside the shop god bless
It's only me
At 12:00 on 20th July 2020, It's only me commented:
This lovely man will be sadly missed. A real character who had time for everyone either at his allotment or place of work.
We have a family heirloom he restored to a high standard to remind us of him.
Rob Ward
At 16:16 on 20th July 2020, Rob Ward commented:
We will miss saying hello as we pass.
We once took him some old furniture and offered it free, but he insisted on paying us.
He repaired furniture well and for a very reasonable price.
Neston will not be the same without his cheery smile.
He was a real gentleman.
Simon K
At 18:53 on 20th July 2020, Simon K commented:
Very sadly the end of an era and the loss of one of Neston's great characters.
Col was a close friend and neighbour of mine for 8yrs. Had some great laughs with him and many mugs of tea or coffee. Always there and happy. Would go out of his way to help you. He'll be sadly missed by me and many others.
At 08:37 on 22nd July 2020, Broseley commented:
We got to know Colin through him doing up some chairs for us. Those chairs will always remind us of him. What a sad loss to the community. He was so kind, friendly and helpful to us when we were new to the area.

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