Port of King's Lynn - Associated British Ports.

ABP Obituary Page 7

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In Alphabetical Order - Top to Bottom.

A  Steven B Allen, 

B  Ivan Frank Baker, 

 Albert James Barnard (Jim), 

 Arthur R Barrett, 

 Margaret M Barrett, 

 Leonard Barwood (Len), 

 John Batch, 

 Helen Bennell, 

 Harold G E Birdseye, 

 Margaret Phyllis Bodger, 

 Teunis Boer (Tom), 

 Ray Boughen, 

 Henry Graham Brown. (Ginger) 

 Captain Geoff Burnham, 

 Edward Page Burton, 

C  Frederick Campbell (Jock), 

 Albert Christie, 

 Kenneth Clarke (Ken), 

D  William David Alfred Dack (Bill), 

E  Ron M. Edgley, 

 David Eke, 

 Leonard G Eglinton (Len), 

 Ivor A. English, 

F  Maurice Feetham, 

 Terry Ford, 

G  Joan Gardener, 

 Jock Gardner, 

 Barry Girdlestone, 


 Gene Goodge,  

 John Edward Green (Ted), 

 Colin B Greenwell. 

H  David James Harwood, 

 Captain Peter Howard, 

 Michael J Short-Howard, 

 Ingram Owen Ladbrook Hubbard, 

K  Frank Oliver Stanley King, 

L  Reginald Fred Lake, 

M  Ronald Derek Mace, 

 Ron William Mitchelson, 

N  Harry Neal (Tank), 

O  George Harry John Oakes, 

P  Bill Palmer, 

 Nick S H Palmer, 

 Norman Pounder, 

R  Peter Jacob Remmig, 

 David Rippengill, 

 Donald Ross, 

 Bruce B Rudd, 

 Michael C Rumens, 

S  Melvyn John Smith, 

 Major Martin Swale (ret'd), 

T  David Turner, 

W  Eric John Wilkin, 

 Frank R Wright. 

The following in date order.

Colin B Greenwell.

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Colin B Greenwell BSc CEng, MICE - 14th July 1952 - 8th February 2020. (age 67 1/2).

Colin died very suddenly and unexpectedly 4 days after returning from a skiing holiday with his wife and friends - a relatively new pastime that he and his wife Anne had taken up later in life and both thoroughly loved.

Colin was born in Glasgow on 14th July 1952 (Bastille Day) and met his future wife Anne at Aberdeen University where he subsequently gained a BSc in Civil Engineering. They were married on 1st June 1974 in the University Chapel and after a brief term of employment with Taylor Woodrow, Colin's port related career began at Aberdeen Harbour Board before joining ABP (formerly British Transport Docks Board) as Assistant Port Engineer in Barry, South Wales.

Colin also leaves behind two daughters - Laura and Leona - and four granddaughters Nathalie and Anabelle (parents: Laura and Peter) and Ava and Isla (parents: Leona and Luciano). He was a proud father and grandfather and revelled in the successes and achievements of all his family.

He was a keen sailor and for many years regularly participated in RORC cross-channel racing and Fastnet races. He also jumped at the opportunity to partner his long term friend and colleague Nick Palmer aboard the Lord Nelson sail training ship (capable of catering for wheel chair users) for a sailing experience around the west coast of Scotland.

He was a keen golfer and took an active part in his local golf club for many years as Treasurer, Club Captain and ultimately as Chairman during times that saw significant changes for the Club and its members.

However one of his proudest and most enjoyable achievements was the redesign and refurbishment of his house in Bovey Tracey - a project that lasted almost 2 years from start to finish in October 2019. He loved every minute of it, was always prepared to help with any task whether menial, dirty or technical and formed a close and trusted relationship with everyone who worked on the project. Sadly he only had a brief period to enjoy the fruits of his endeavours.


The Service for Colin took place at Exeter Crematorium, St Peters Chapel, on Friday 28th February 2020 at 3.30pm. The Celebrant was Bo McAllister.

Order of Service Click to view and print. 

Eulogy by Laura and Leona.

 View Eulogy given by Colin's and Anne's Daughters. 


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© 2007

Photo 2

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© 2010

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© 2013

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The above photographs:

No 2. This was the occasion of our younger daughter's wedding on 19th May 2007. (Colin loved to wear his kilt (family tartan - Ancient Boyd) and occasions such as weddings justified the full regalia. It used to take him twice as long (at least) to get ready as I did - no exaggeration!!)

No's 3 & 4. Colin at the wheel (09/10/2010) This was the occasion of Colin's close friend and colleague's 70th birthday celebration on 9th October 2010 aboard the Provident. Colin and Jeremy worked for several years on Teignmouth Harbour Commission together - Jeremy was Chairman. For his 70th Jeremy chartered the Provident (owned by Trinity Sailing Foundation) - it was a really stormy day unfortunately and most of the crew (including the permanent crew) were properly seasick - but Colin always had the constitution of an ox particularly where sailing was concerned. As you can see, a man in his element, enjoying the elements!!

No 5. This was skiing in Chatel with elder daughter Laura and family. No particular special occasion. It is down to Laura and Peter + family that we took up skiing in the first place. In 2013 we accompanied them to Verbier to help with afternoon childcare while parents continued to enjoy the slopes. To cut a long story short, we decided/were persuaded to have a go ourselves - and as they say the rest is history. We absolutely loved skiing - were ultimately quite proficient - but loved the mountains, the scenery, the clean air, feeling exhausted at the end of the day..marvellous!!!

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© Palmer and Greenwell family

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© 2018

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© Palmer and Greenwell family

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The above photographs:

No 6.The Lord Nelson was an adventure that they both wanted to participate in and which they both thoroughly enjoyed - but which was also a little bitter sweet as it highlighted the progression of Nick's illness. Colin and Nick in earlier years had played squash together (fuelled with good humoured, competitive, male one-upmanship and a lot of "is that the best you can do??") and as a foursome we had played golf, done barging holidays and really relished each others company.

No 7.This was my younger daughter's 40th birthday family celebration day out at Hampton Court on 14th July 2018. (Birthday date was 25th May but the day out was on 14th July when we could all get together. As you might notice 14th July was also Colin's birthday - so an extra special day for him too.)

Names L to R back row: Luciano (Merolla), Laura (Foulds), Anne (Colin's wife), Colin, Leona (Merolla), Peter (Foulds) Names L to R front row: Isla (Merolla), Anabelle (Foulds), Ava (Merolla), Nathalie (Foulds)

(As I mentioned before, the only married couple standing together is Colin & Anne (Colin's wife), the grandchildren have opted to mix and match too (phew!!) - hence why the surnames are shown.

No 8. Barging holiday photo taken in July 2007. It was a leisurely holiday for both couples (Nick & Julie, Colin & Anne) chugging along from destination to destination with plenty of time to appreciate beautiful surroundings and enjoy good company.



PLEASE NOTE - Regarding charitable donations we had set up a link via Just Giving. However after a reasonable passage of time this was closed and the monies collected were sent (by Just Giving) to Torbay Hospital ICU. However there is still an easy way of donating should anyone wish to do so.

To make a donation in Colin's name to the "Torbay Hospital ICU department" who worked so incredibly hard to try to save him.  Download this Form  and print it, attach your cheque, then send to the address at the top left hand side of the form. (You can also select "Gift Aid - Taxfree Giving" if you are a tax payer. By doing this each £1 you give the charity can claim back a further 25p).


Photographs whilst at BTDB/ABP King's Lynn (June 1985 to April 1989) as Assistant Port Manager.

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©  John Barrett LRPS.

King's Lynn A1

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King's Lynn A2

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© 1993 John Barrett LRPS

King's Lynn A3

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© 1987 John Barrett LRPS

King's Lynn A4

The above photographs:

No A1.Colin at his Desk in King's Lynn June 1985

No A2. Colin Greenwell (2nd from Left)

No A3. Colin Greenwell (2nd from Right)

No A4. Colin Greenwell (3rd from Left)

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© 2003 John Barrett LRPS

King's Lynn A5

Mike Fell OBE, Colin Greenwell, Nick Palmer

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© 1987 John Barrett LRPS

King's Lynn A6

Presentation 1978 to Frank Gough

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© 1989 John Barrett LRPS

King's Lynn A7

Colin with Civic Visitors (2nd from left).

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© 1987 John Barrett LRPS

King's Lynn A8

Colin's Farewell Presentation 1989

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Last updated on 16 February 2021.


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