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Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K) 2 Sep 07

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Subject: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: folk1e
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:46 AM

The big guy is gone!

I have few details but all I can say is it is just not fair


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:54 AM

What??????? Tell me this isn't Col K!!!! What happened???


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: folk1e
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:57 AM

sorry yes it is!
News from friends at Fylde (where he should be now)
Details are sketchy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 09:12 AM

I cant believe it,not my buddy Colin.

I am gutted i don't know what to say.



Scooby.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 09:15 AM

Geeziz........All other words escape me at the moment. If details are sketchy...........Are you sure here?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 09:26 AM

No - no - please tell me it ain't true -


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Alice
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 09:39 AM

Very sad news. I'm so sorry to hear this.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Folkiedave
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:09 AM

Oh! Hell!

That is very hard to take.

RIP Colin.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:17 AM

This is sad to hear. My condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:19 AM

Big man, big voice, big heart.

Sleep well Colin

Gillie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Broadside Man
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:24 AM

We wil miss Colin hugely. His happy demenour and hard work, mostly behind the scenes at folk festivals, will be greatly missed.

And not forgetting his singing in the Shellbacks. He was also a honorable member of the Wareham Whalers joining us on a number of occasions when he stayed with Lin and myself in Dorset.

RIP Colin


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Verna
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:31 AM

Colin We just cannot take this in. You will be missed so very much here in West Cork where you have as many friends as we all had and still have back in Folkieworld.
Condolences from Susan Pat Jo Neelie   Annie Gina Stephanie Ann and the girls Richard everyone at the Ouvane and all your other conquests here.
Hope you find Stanley who will be waiting for you.

We3 will miss you more than we can say. Words fail us.

Rest in peace

Verna & Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:31 AM

I will miss my good friend. I know how fragile life can be and how quickly it can be gone. Colin will live on though in my memories of his happy smile and generous nature. Best wishes to his family and friends.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Jennyldb
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:31 AM

Hiya
My Dad's at Fylde and has just rung me to tell me. Utter shock and disbelief.

Colin should have been at Fylde as usual but Maurice and Ilene (you'll know them if uve met them) had pitched Colin's tent for him and were concerned when he didn't show up and his mobile was going straight to answer phone. Concerned, they spoke to Graham Langhorne (dep Chief Steward) who tried to contact Colin but was informed that he'd been found dead in bed on Friday morning, either by a friend or his mother, not certain which.

If I get any more details I'll keep u posted. Thats as much as we know at the moment.

So many happy memories of one of lifes genuinely nice blokes. A great big man with a big heart, always ready with a hug and some dry humour. I just can't believe it. It just wont be the same without him.

Just hope we can all have a bloody good sing at the funeral (no details yet im afraid) and give him a good send off. Hopefully quite a few of Colin's fellow Shellback's will be there...

:'(

Jenny Briggs (Keith Briggs' daughter)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:37 AM

Surprising and saddening news. I hadn't seen Col for a while but will miss his ever-cheerful disposition at festivals.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: treewind
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM

Terrible news. We saw him only recently on his usual stewarding pitch at the Whitby Metropole, cheerful, informative and helful as ever. This is hard to take in. We'll miss him.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: s&r
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:48 AM

Just read this terrible news. From Fylde we shall forward the proceeds from the PD to his mum to use as she wishes in his honour


Stu


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: SussexCarole
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:00 AM

Devastating news! We will miss our friend Col although he will always be alive in our memories of the very happy times we have shared.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:00 AM

So it IS true then.
OK, it must be, but I still can't accept it.
Sh***.

We've lost more than a few "good guys" to the grim reaper of late I know, but as far as ColK's concerned, well a nicer, more genuine, more big-hearted, more fair-minded, more modest and unassuming, more helpful, truly good guy I've yet to meet anywhere on the (UK) folk scene. Col will be missed big time, no question.

If I could only reach a massive hug up there to him...

Sincerest condolences to all Col's family and his many many friends from me 'n' th' lass.

MM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:20 AM

I'm disbelieving and saddened. RIP, Col.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: karen k
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:30 AM

How terrible. Met Colin in the US with the Shellbacks a few years back and then saw him again the following year when I was in England. Hard to believe and I'm most saddened. Condolences to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Champagne Carol
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:33 AM

Colin, I can't believe you've left us - your hugs, your kindness and your voice will all live on in our hearts


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Cllr
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:33 AM

Just back from wareham
Im really shocked He was a good mate He was supposed to stay with me for sidmouth folk week for a couple of days but Pm'd us to say he was tired and needed a rest.
Im so sorry to hear this. cllr


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Buddug
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:33 AM

We've just heard the terrible news, can't quite take it in. Col was one of my favourite folkies. Tref and I are both devastated - we'll miss him - we all will.

Vicki


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:36 AM

Just 58 this past July. I am stunned.
RIP
SINS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: GUEST,Joules
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:39 AM

Muppitz ( AKA Tina my eldest ) rang me about an hour ago from Fylde, Apparently it was his Mum who found him.
I am deeply saddened by this awful news and will miss greatly my big bear hug and the sound of his wonderful deep tones and the big shoulders just made for crying on which I have used on more than one occasion
My three Daughters and I wish to send our deepest sympathies to his family


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:47 AM

Shellbacks sang the Farewell Shanty in Hull this afternoon. We only found out why when we reached the end and Arthur announced the terrible news. There will be a big hole in our back row and our hearts. Our thoughts are with his mother.
Jane and Geoff


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:54 AM

Colin had been a 'Catter for almost 6 years and while many of you knew him at home and some US 'Catters had the great joy of meeting him at a Getaway in 2005, for many like myself Colin was known for his words here. As we all know and have experienced, friendships on the 'Cat are very real and can be very close even we have never met and perhaps never will. "Col K" was a friend to many and was known both "above and below the line" on Mudcat.

I was reminded of something in a recent thread when I read of his death and I went back looking for it. Though I had not participated in the thread myself, I followed it along as we all often do. I include it here as it shows that on the subject of death, Colin had his head screwed on right as he seemed to about most things in life. Below are his own words on a thread entitled "A Death Wish?"......

Subject: RE: BS: A Death Wish?
From: Col K - PM
Date: 05 Aug 07 - 07:35 PM

Lets face it there is ONLY one certain thing in life and that is that the end is DEATH.We are dying from the moment we are born, it is just a case of how long we take to go and what we do when we are here.
We live our lives and make choices as we go,these choices may or may not affect our final demise.Does anyone really know how our lifestyle affects things. Some people live simple healthy lives and die young, others abuse their bodies and live to a ripe old age.
How we live our life is to a very large extent our choice, how we die is not (apart from suicides).
Suicide is a selfish death, it leaves behind so many unanswered questions and so many people who feel guilty at having failed a loved one.do those who have to deal with suicide in the family ever get over it? I don't know.
I know I will die one day,I don't want to yet but accept that it will eventually come. I hope that when it does come it comes quickly.

Colin


AND, after a response from Little Hawk........

Subject: RE: BS: A Death Wish?
From: Col K - PM
Date: 06 Aug 07 - 05:29 PM

Whilst I agree LH about some of your "certainties" I have doubts that those who die very young will have time to feel any of them. When one gets older then I hope that we all have the chance to experience them, but I repeat the ONLY certainty in life is DEATH. From the moment we are born we start dieing, its how long that process takes that matters, and what we do in the meantime of course.
Some of us lead very fullfilled lives and will feel/experience many things, others hide away and suffer them rather than live them. I would wish that more people made the effort to live their lives to the full, rather than just exist as some people do.
Am I an optimist or a pesimist? I do not know.

Colin



I don't know either but I am positive, absolutely sure, that Colin lived life "to the full."
Rest easy "Col K"....
And thanks for being here at the 'Cat from a friend unmet.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Alice
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for posting his words, Catspaw.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: GUEST,bavis
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:06 PM

Big fella, big heart, Big gap. Will be very sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: MBSLynne
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:07 PM

I went into the chatroom before going onto the threads because I was surprised to find people in there, and they told me the news. I don't know what to say. Shady is devastated....he was so popular with the kids. Just one massive hug really!

I'd really like to be at the funeral but it's unlikely. It should be a good one if there is such a thing.

Goodbye Col

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: sapper82
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:07 PM

Devastated. Not just me, but all the brood.
Brilliant bloke who will be sorely missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:09 PM

.....no easy words. He was such a delight to have met at the Getaway...energy and warmth.

Reading those posts, I wonder if he knew of some health problem that he didn't share publicly.

Many condolences to those who knew him better than I had the opportunity to.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM

Well I don't believe it, sudden or what?
Still it's the way we'd all like to go by the sound of it, peacefully in his sleep.
Only 58, I just can't comprehend it for the moment.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:25 PM

Colin was always the big cuddly 'uncle' to all the kids, the one they turned to if Mum and Dad weren't in sight. Maddie is devastated, he's taken care of her since she was tiny and the twins always looked for him at every festival. He may not have had children of his own but the folk kids made him their own wherever he was.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:31 PM

I just remembered that amazing snore ¦¬]
Sleeping peacefully now.
G.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:38 PM

Colin is one of the Mudcatter's my family has had the pleasure of hosting. When the Shellback's came over we invite Colin to stay the night before the other Shellbacks arrived. Due to a change in flights he came into JFK instead of Newark and I couldn't juggle the schedule to pick him up. My husband sent a car from work and I was suddenly on the phone with a car service realizing I didn't know his last name. He was Col K from Mudcat -- in frustration I finally told them his name was Mudcat. He found it just fine.

I'm still in a bit of shock.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:45 PM

Heard this horrible news at Wareham this morning. I couldn't be sadder. We'll miss you, Col.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:46 PM

I read this earlier and still don't know what to say. He was a world-class hugger, but to just be around him was to feel that. He was warm and witty, and his eyes danced with laughter. He had loads of good people as friends. My condolences to all of you, and all of us.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: gnu
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:50 PM

Shocker! RIP Col.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: JennyO
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:51 PM

Oh no! I saw the name Colin Kemp earlier on but didn't make the connection. I didn't know his surname.

Col K was my first ever Secret Santa in 2003. He sent me a lot of really interesting books about his area, and some Kendal Mintcake, which I love. I had hoped that one day if I got back over to the UK, I would meet him. He was high up on my list of Mudcatters to meet - now I never will. This is so sad. 58 is too young!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:52 PM

I'm shocked. The last couple of times I've spoken to him he has complained of severe fatique so I'm wondering if he wasn't feeling well anyway. I hope he just slipped away in his sleep. What a shock for his poor Mum.

He will leave a big hole that can't be filled.

Col: I hope you manage to steward all those folk festivals up there!

Luv
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Carol
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 12:58 PM

He was a lovely man and will be sorely missed.
Condolences to his family from Chris and myself.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:00 PM

Here are his posts at Mudcat. So sorry to read this news.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Banjiman
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:04 PM

I can't quite believe this, I've only met the guy a couple of times (both recently) and we spoke to him on the phone a couple of weeks ago. He has been really helpful in trying to give Wendy a leg up in the folk world. He posted last week that he would try and make Wendy's gig at Fylde on Friday night, I was disappointed he wasn't there.........

I feel cheated of a friendship about to start.

Condolences to his family and those who knew him well.

Paul Arrowsmith


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Tig
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:34 PM

I've just talked to Col's Mum. She found him in bed when she went round on Friday morning and thought he was just asleep but a bit cold. It wasn't until she went up later that she realised something was wrong.

There's an autopsy tomorrow and then she'll be able to sort out funeral details. I'll make sure they get on here when I get them.

She seems to be coping and was surprised how fast the news had spread. Keep sending her some of the hugs we all had from Col over the years. A terrible shock to all of us.

Tig


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Alice
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:36 PM

Tig, tell Colin's mom that people all over the world knew him through Mudcat and
admired him, are sad at his passing.

Alice Flynn in Montana


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Alba
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:42 PM

I am so very sad to hear this News.
You have left us too soon Col and you will be sorely missed.
Huge Hugs from me to Col's Mum. I am so very sorry for your loss. Very sorry.
Thank you for update Tig, holding You and all Col's Family and Friends in my heart.
With Love and Light
Jude


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: Janie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:45 PM

I am so shocked and saddened to hear this. Peace and light, Colin, to you and your family.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Colin Kemp (Mudcatter Col K)
From: GUEST,theresa as Guest
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 01:47 PM

Colin proved himself the most thoughtful and caring friend any one could wish to have and he will be sorely missed. Tig can you please post his mums address.
Theresa


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