Sunday, December 05, 2004
It has been a week of mixed emotions around here. On Wednesday we were told that Colin Barker, a good friend of mine and a very active member, passed away at his home in Norwich. Our thoughts and prayer go to his wife Judy at this time – very sad news for us all. Colin was a hard working, dedicated and thoroughly human friend to us. Colin had that very Norwich-outlook on life. Never to be rushed, he believed in plain speaking and was always popular for those reasons. Colin had an affable presence on the doorstep and I believe one of the very few people who could pinpoint how to make the Conservatives popular in Norwich. He’ll be greatly missed by all.