Colin Logan

Obituary of Colin Campbell Logan

March 17, 1936 – Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland

May 6, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Colin was a pillar of strength and love until he took his last breath on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the age of 88 years. He leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories and profound love.


Born on March 17, 1936, in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, Colin was the beloved oldest among his four brothers, Gordon, Doug, Ian, and Brian; and his two sisters, Carol and Catrina. His journey through life was shaped by the love and support of his dear parents, Colin Campbell Logan and Catherine Curley Logan (nee McKeown). His life was enriched by the unwavering love and companionship of his one true love and soulmate, Elizabeth Syme Logan, who preceded him in death in 1999.


Colin's devotion extended to his loving son, Frazer Charles Stanners Logan, his cherished daughter, Elizabeth (Lisa) Jean Catherine Logan, and his granddaughters, Maariesya Syme Jacoba and Alenya Elizabeth Jean Slagmolen, who affectionately called him "Grandy" or “Uber Grandpa”. They were his closest confidants, friends, and travel companions. Such a special bond they have shared throughout their lives will always be remembered.


Colin is also survived by many family members both on his and Elizabeth’s side of the family, including his sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins in Scotland, Holland, Australia, the USA, and Canada.


A passionate sports enthusiast, Colin found solace and joy in playing golf and rugby, sharing camaraderie and laughter with many friends in Scotland and Canada. He was a proud member of the Calgary Burns Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #285, where he formed lasting friendships and made cherished memories over the years.


The great outdoors held a special place in Colin's heart, where he found peace and tranquillity in golfing, fishing, and camping with Elizabeth and the kids. His love for nature was infectious. Colin was always known for a good debate; he was well-versed in the daily politics going on around the world and shared many stories with those interested in listening.


He was a keen businessman throughout his illustrious career. After we immigrated to Canada, he became an owner-operator professional truck driver, traversing millions of miles across North America. His dedication, work ethic, and commitment to excellence were admired and awarded during his career by colleagues and friends alike.


The Logan family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate medical staff at Seton South Hospital, Rockyview General Hospital, and Holy Cross Hospital for their exceptional care and support. A special acknowledgment is reserved for Dr. Carpentier, Dr. Stanton, Dr. Wong, and the medical professionals in Ward 58 whose kindness, care, and dedication brought comfort to us all during Colin's time of need.


In accordance with his wishes, a private Celebration of Colin’s Life will be held later in the year, providing an opportunity for family and friends to come together to celebrate and honour his remarkable life.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, a cause close to Colin's heart and reflective of his generous spirit, at #310, 1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V61 4S6 Telephone (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 – LIFE (5433),


Colin’s presence touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. Though he may no longer walk beside us, his spirit will forever guide and inspire us.


May he rest in eternal peace, knowing he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Colin’s family here.


In living memory of Colin Logan, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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