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Colin Yamamoto

Postby Ed » Sun May 17, 2009 11:36 am

To all Puma enthusiasts,

I have some very sad news.

Colin Yamamoto died of a heart attack on Saturday afternoon at his house.

He was doing what he loved doing - prepping his beloved Milly for a show.

I'm sorry this is short, but I am a bit lost for words at the moment. I met Colin in May 2001 at my first Puma meet, and he has been a great friend ever since. :(

May you rest in peace Colin, and find some great roads where ever you are.

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Postby BenF » Sun May 17, 2009 11:43 am

I am stunned.

Rest in Peace, my friend. May your God be with you.
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Postby expatscot » Sun May 17, 2009 11:45 am

BenF wrote:I am stunned.

Rest in Peace, my friend. May your God be with you.


Yes, stunned is about right.... had not met him (despite him only being a few miles away).. but enjoyed his posts and obvious Puma enthusiasm. Saw this earlier on the other PP and couldn't believe it....

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Postby Ed » Sun May 17, 2009 11:59 am

I will keep both sites updated on news of the funeral.

A message has been passed to the guys at the FITP show - it's where Colin and his Millennium would have been today.
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Postby Dal » Sun May 17, 2009 12:20 pm

such sad news, a more enthusiastic puma owner you will never meet. As Ed mentioned Colin was due to be here today. I'll spread the tragic news to his friends here. We're all just stunned.

RIP Colin, you'll be greatly missed.

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Postby 3Ddunk » Sun May 17, 2009 12:31 pm

Just speechless, going to miss you Col, a true friend.
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Postby vickydink » Sun May 17, 2009 12:37 pm

I am absolutly gutted. Really sad, Col gave me such soung advice and we always had a laugh at meets. He was one of the first people who said how photogenic i was.
He was a great person! Will keep checking for news of funeral.

If we are welcome i will do my best to attend.
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Postby bucky » Sun May 17, 2009 1:31 pm

Can't quite believe this. So sorry that he has gone.
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Postby shyann » Sun May 17, 2009 1:34 pm

I'm very sad to hear the very sad news. I'm so shocked
Although I didn't know Colin for long, he was very funny, friendly & enthusiastic. He brought great joy to us all, we are all the richer to having known him.
RIP Col, we'll all going to miss you greatly.

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Postby Sarah » Sun May 17, 2009 2:00 pm

I heard the news this morning; very sobering and sad. He was always great with advice, supportive and friendly. We had a little plan that we were going to meet up and I was going to piggy-back him around 'cause I was so much taller than he was - shame it never came to fruition, but gave me an idea of what a fun-loving, enthusiastic guy he was. Ditto Vicky's thoughts on the funeral.

Lots of love and sympathy to his family
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Postby hotrodspike » Sun May 17, 2009 2:09 pm

The world is a sadder, emptier place today. RIP Col.
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Postby vickydink » Sun May 17, 2009 2:41 pm

I need to put this across to whoever gives out the info ont he funeral and i know Emma doesnt come on here too often. She has suggested if it was ok maybe we could sort going to the funeral in yellow as a group arrangement??

Just a thought from the zephyr herself :) Sure she will be ok me spreading her thoughts on here, i think Colin would approve personally but we dont want to upset the family anymore obviously by going in such a bright colour. Just somehow seems appropriate, who agrees?
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Postby Sarah » Sun May 17, 2009 2:50 pm

I think it's crucial that the family know and give their consent to whatever his friends wish to do. I never met him but would like to attend his funeral as a mark of respect; that and the fact that whenever I posted along the lines of

'What's wrong with my car now?!' he'd always be bang on the money with the diagnosis!

Is there any talk of doing something with our cars? Perhaps a drive somewhere?
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Postby vickydink » Sun May 17, 2009 2:54 pm

Yes a Colin memorial meet to all meet up and share our thoughts kind of thing?

It has been put across for permission of maybe a yellow flower in our hair ladies or something, just something small :) Will wait to hear

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Postby caloubear » Sun May 17, 2009 2:58 pm

He was a really nice person, this is very very sad news - he will be missed. :(
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Postby chris3boro » Sun May 17, 2009 3:53 pm

stunned! Never met Colin but never heard a bad word about him. Such an enthusiast and always here to offer help and advice.

Rest in Peace.
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Postby martinthrapston » Sun May 17, 2009 4:23 pm

i never met colin but where ever you are now rest in peace and god be with you .
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Postby Zenithus » Sun May 17, 2009 4:55 pm

This was such a shock! :( Absolutely devastated. Colin was a fantastic person, a great friend, and a top Puma entusiast.

Rest in peace Col :(
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Postby mort666 » Sun May 17, 2009 4:56 pm

absolutely stunned and shocked when I read the news on here earlier this morning.
Although i perhaps didn't know him as well as some of the other people on the two forums it was always a treat and a pleasure to be at them whenever he was there too.

there are many happy memories of spending time on meets with Colin, the most recent of which was at the dales met at the end of April.

I don't think it woul dbe possible to pick out any single memory as a favourite as such, but I'll always remember trying to sing britney with him on the sing star and also on the first wales meet, messing around with the cam on his mac book and laughing so hard it became painful
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Postby Cherie » Sun May 17, 2009 5:30 pm

Really difficult to take in, it still doesn't seem real.

Colin will be greatly missed by all.
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Postby vickydink » Sun May 17, 2009 5:43 pm

Paul, you and Col made a great duet :) I can still hear you now :)
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Postby Dal » Sun May 17, 2009 6:09 pm

Colin:



This one always makes me grin:
Colin loved his Millie :)



And he did love chickens of course:


And who can forget Colin doing his Chicken Dance:



There was always a glow of fun around Colin, probably a glow of yellow.
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Postby Neil » Sun May 17, 2009 6:14 pm

Just posted the below on PumaPeople. I think we're all still in complete shock - I was really looking forward to seeing him today for his opinion on the lights he sent me. Col, I'm going to miss you mate.

I'm just in total shock. We heard the news at FITP today, and just didn't want to believe it. I only knew Col since 2006, but we got on brilliantly, sharing a love of Pumas, Italian, Brit and retro cars. He was a great mate, I'll never forget the funny night we had at last years Dambusters meet - the hotel bed didn't know what hit it with us lot jumping on it!

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Col, Rachel and me, at the Dambusters meet night out.

Rest in peace mate.

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Postby Zenithus » Sun May 17, 2009 6:35 pm

A nice Colin-esque one at Alton Towers with Zara and me in the middle.

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Postby Dal » Sun May 17, 2009 7:09 pm

Matt (Red) has just heard about this whilst on holiday in Spain and has asked me to express his complete shock and sadness at the news as well as his sincere condolences to Colin's family.

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