In Memory of




Obituary for Colin David Vezina

Colin David VEZINA Jr.
After a prolonged illness, Colin Vezina Jr. passed away peacefully in the Avalon Long Term Care Home in Orangeville, early on Sunday, March 27, 2022. He would have been 61 on Friday, April 1, 2022. He leaves his beloved wife, Beverley Gates-Vezina and precious daughter, Karli Vezina. Colin was the dear youngest son of Noreen and Colin Vezina and loving brother to Stephen (Patricia), Randy and Laurie (Dave), all of North Bay.
He had a special love for Bev and Karli that he shared so deeply. He was Karli’s sounding board in all fields.
Colin grew up in North Bay and in Windsor with his family, returned to North Bay in 1972. He was an honors graduate of West Ferris Secondary School and then attended George Brown College for his diploma in Underwater Skills. He worked as a professional diver on Hydro projects and other heavy construction until he took a job in the field of commercial glazing. In 1993 he founded Bramalea Glass Services Inc., Colin and Bev ran a very successful operation which continues to run to this day servicing areas in the GTA and beyond.
Colin was devoted to his family and his community of Bramalea and later, Caledon East. He was always quick to offer help and assistance to anyone in need. From the time he was a youngster, he had a generous heart and a strong work ethic. If he wanted something, he worked for it. Whatever he had, he shared with Bev and Karli and other family members and friends. Throughout his life Colin enjoyed swimming, downhill and water skiing, boating, volleyball and golf. He loved the outdoors, especially his trips to the Haliburton Highlands for a week of hunting with friends and acquaintances. Always a team player with a light heart and jovial spirit. Colin was a man of morals and conviction and treated people with respect. Position didn’t matter to him. Moral conduct and responsibility to family, community and humankind did. He was a voracious reader with an insatiable appetite for learning. He enjoyed a good laugh, generally saw the bright side and had an incredible sense of humor.
As per Colin Jr.’s wishes, a Memorial Mass at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption, 480 McIntyre St. W, North Bay, ON P1B 2Z4 on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:30a.m. with a reception in the Church Hall for his family and close friends.
A Celebration of Life will also be arranged for his family, friends, and business associates closer to his home in Caledon East, details will be provided at a later date.
Contributions can be made to the PSP Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Society of Canada, PO Box 40, Station Main, Kingston, ON K7L 4V6 or online at

A tree will be planted in memory of Colin in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville.
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