1. So much is written about loss and grief
    But no matter how rational we try to be, at the back of our minds is always that thought, loss will come to others not me.
    So we show sympathy to others, and with them we grieve
    Knowing that true Empathy is something that could never be achieved.
    Yes! Loss of a loved one is personal, and the saying “who feels it knows it” is true. But so is the saying “Today for my tomorrow for you.”
    Of all the sayings expressed “under the sun.”
    There is one I just do not agree with, and that is “His or her tine had come.”
    Goodbye for any reason is hard to accept.
    Colin is our Younger brother, the handsome one with the irresistible, contagious smile
    Beyond that charisma was a no nonsense person, who dotted every “i” and crossed every “t”
    So meticulous was he, a perfect example for all to see.
    As expressed so many times, our brother was kind, helpful and shared his knowledge unselfishly.
    His love extended beyond his wife our Sister Glenda, children, grandchildren, extended family and Communities around around him.
    His love for his beloved country Guyana is beyond compare
    Our brother went to Guyana 2010 to set up and work on the Guyana’s Law Revision/ Review, a work he was never recognized for.
    His name is nowhere on that Review/Revision, so badly was he treated.
    Yet during the Appeal of the 2020 Elections by the Coalition, we called on our younger brother for Legal advice and he UNCONDITIONALLY forwarded continuously Legal Briefings. So much so that when we often checked the time they were sent, our brother was working on them into the “Wee Hours” of morning
    No Greater Love! No Greater Love! No Gteated Love!
    To our Sister Glenda, we are hugging you whispering in your ear to be strong, while our tears are flowing uncontrollably.
    Condolences to you and rest of the family.
    As his Ka is placed to rest today, may his Ba continue unhindered on the journey to the Judgement Scene where his Heart be weighed on the Scale of Maat and be found to be as light as a Feather, allowing him entry into the Realm of the Ancestors

    Rudi & Penda

  2. Dearest Glenda, Dominic and Martin.
    My sincere condolences for your great loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God confort you in this difficult time.
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalms 34:18 NIV
    Much love. Veronica

  3. I am so sorry not to have found the details of Colin’s funeral in time to attend this morning. Colin and I worked together for many years at the Inns of Court School of Law (and latterly, the City Law School) and he was a great colleague and friend. As others have commented, Colin was a passionate researcher and writer, often shedding light on under explored topics in his work. At ICSL, I will remember Colin particularly for his energy and enthusiasm on the LLM Sentencing module that he helped to develop and delivered for many years. Colin was serious about his work but taught his classes in a way that really helped to bring out the best in his students. I think that he was able to fill them with confidence in their own abilities so that they could produce their best work and that is a special gift to have as a teacher. My memories of Colin are of a dear colleague who was always ready with a laugh and a smile but who was very serious about his work. I will also always remember the few occasions that I was persuaded to turn out as part of a law school cricket team which of course included Colin as a driving force; they were good and happy times. He had a great spirit and my deepest condolences go to Glenda, Dominic, Martin and the whole family on your loss. Colin, my friend, you have left us too soon and the world is a poorer place for your passing. RIP.

  4. Words fail me. My brother you did it your way and now we have your precious memories to cherish. Thanks for always being a brother with an enormous heart.
    Hugs and prayers to Glenda, Dominic and Martin. We will continue to pray with and for you.
    RIP my brother. You will be sorely missed.✝️✝️

  5. Dear Colin, What a great shock to hear of your passing. You have been a great friend, adviser and role model. Now rest in peace until we meet again.

  6. You gave to others exponentially from the gifts with which you were endowed. You were a light to many and will always be remembered. May God’s eternal light continue to shine on your spirit. Sleep peacefully my friend.
    Love to the family i never met and especially to my niece Colleen.

  7. Sincerest condolences to Glenda Dominic Martin and the rest of the family. Continue to rest in peace Colin. I will miss you dearly.

  8. A beautiful, intelligent, warm and sincere man. Your wonderful legacies live on in your works but more importantly, in your dear wife and children. Rest in peace.

  9. Such a charming, sincere and lovable person. Rest in peace my Brother. Gone but will never be forgotten.

  10. Condolences to the family of Colin. May he Rest in Peace. A true leader in his community.

  11. Sincere condolences.
    May his soul be at peace.
    He has left a wonderful legacy of good deeds.

  12. Colin Bobb-Semple was a former colleague of mine at ICSL. He was one of the most popular tutors at the School, loved by students and colleagues alike. Warm, funny and super intelligent, teaching was just one of Colin’s talents. Everyone here at what is now City Law School were deeply saddened to hear of Colin’s passing. I would like to share the University obituary for him, in case his friends did not get the chance to see it. Goodbye, Colin. Rest in peace.

  13. With the gratitude of many qualified lawyers you go with distinction my brother, the ancestors will receive you warmly.

  14. It was always a great pleasure to be in the company of Colin no matter what the occasion. It just came naturally for him to make people fell cherished and involved .he will be sorely missed. My condolences to Glenda and the entire family

  15. Today and always may loving memories bring you and the boys peace, comfort and strength. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Colin Bobb-Semple; a true pillar of the community.

  16. My sincere sympathy to family and relatives of Colin. He was a wonderful person that I met during his stint in Guyana on the Law reforms. May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.

  17. Colin taught me at Bar school and has remained a true friend ever since. I remember when he attended my celebratory party after I was called to the Bar and how my mother and other siblings were enamoured of him. Not long before he passed away we communicated on LinkedIn and we planned to meet up to discuss his new book – that clearly was not meant to be. Rest in peace Colin, you will be sadly missed, and may light perpetual shine on you.

  18. Working with you over the years Colin brings only fond memories…I was looking forward to working with you on your amazing new books but alas it was not meant to be. Farewell and may your rest be eternal…

  19. Dearest Uncle Colin,
    Such a charming man with a beautiful smile. Always delivered such endearing compliments with such warmth. You will be sadly missed,
    With greatest sympathy and condolences to your loved ones,
    Dr Farah Ramjohn.

  20. Deepest condolences to all our family on the passing of our beloved Colin. Your kindness and compassion for others is well known..You have been there for those who do not have a voice and advocated on their behalf..We are all bereft with losing you but grateful and thankful you have been in our lives. You have done a yeoman’s job and have now taken your rest. Our revered Ancestors from our large family structure have welcomed you with angels wings..May your sweet soul Rest in Eternal Peace and Rise in Glory.

  21. “Dear Colin, kind, caring, always willing to help, whenever asked, with a ready smile and some good, sound advice.
    A true son of Guyana and a good, steadfast and reliable friend to AGNAP. Gone too soon. We shall miss you in more ways than one. Rest in peace, dear Colin, your life’s work well done.”

  22. A well respected scholar, a lover of the law, an author, a family man. The cousin that posted the most in our family chat. Kept us in check. Grateful for his knowledgeable input. Now there is no one left to correct my law papers before I submit them. Saddened by this loss. Will miss you dearly Colin. You have done us proud! Sleep on with the angels. Your legacy will live on. Hugs to Glenda, Dominic and Martin.

  23. You have made your Aunts proud…now they are waiting to welcome you home. R.I.E P my dear friend

  24. How can this be? We communicated until almost to the end, and even ‘though you verbalised, I never believed you would leave us so soon. You leave behind a legacy of wit, dedication, willingness, and professionalism. Thank you for the support you gave to my Pensioners Forum. A Lawyer, Lecturer, Thespian, Husband, Father, Grandpa, my Cousin, and my friend. Heartfelt condolences to your family, nuclear and extended. Glenda, be strong.

  25. This is a very sad moment, but so happy to have had you as a special part of my life, a true dependable friend, my heart goes out to your wife and children and grandchildren you will be greatly missed RIp My dear friend
    life from the early 70’s

  26. Opportunities didn’t just happened, you created it for many of us.You will be missed by all of us lucky to have known you.
    To a Life Well spent ,Rest in Power.

    Carl Lammy

  27. Those who write their stories in the hearts of men, configure their lives to dwell in perpetuity. Such a writer was Colin, the ancestral Kofi, the Hammurabi of Guyana, a traveller who sought to understand the esoteric mysteries within the miseries of the human condition. Such men do not die, they transition into a higher dimension of life to live yet again

  28. So sorry to hear the sad news. May Colin’s soul rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family, may God give you all strength to bear this sad loss.

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Funeral Arrangements

We invite you to join us to celebrate the life of Colin Bobb-Semple


Date: 06/06/2022
Time: 11:00
All Saints Roman Catholic Church
Location: 531 Kenton Road, Kenton London HA3 0UL GB

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Colin's funeral will be streamed live from the church at 11.00 on Monday 6th June. The stream can be accessed by clicking the invitation that will appear on this memorial site at least 48 hours ahead of the appointed time. If for any reason the stream is missed or interrupted, have no fear the funeral will be recorded simultaneously and can be accessed from the same invitation which will be available for at least 1 month.  In line with former CV19 guidelines, mourners are requested to wear face masks where appropriate and observe safe distancing policies. The church is regularly sanitized. You can access the Funeral Mass Programme by clicking HERE.

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