Colin Welcome, 92-year-old beloved community member

Colin Welcome imagines a wonderful life ahead in his fictional obituary.

Colin Welcome - "a great role model for the rest of us." - photograph by Samantha Gauthier

BY COLIN WELCOME

On Monday, April 9, 2091, 92-year-old Colin Welcome died whilst chasing a raccoon out of his basement. It was determined that the sudden increase in exercise caused him too much strain, resulting in a heart attack.

Graduating from Husson University in 2021, Colin began his career as video editor. He was off to an explosive start, immediately receiving a job offer from Marvel Studios to assist in the production of the third movie in the Deadpool series. He was able to do so from the other side of the country, right from what would become his lifelong home, known as Indian Cove in Shelburne, Vermont.

For his entire 47-year career, Colin worked at D2 Tamarack Media on 209 College Street, in Burlington, Vermont.  Daryle Manson, a former coworker of Colin’s, said that Colin was a very memorable person. “Colin was an extraordinary employee and person in general. He was always able to get the job done, even in the most extreme of situations. He was a great role model for the rest of us.”

During his many years of participation, Colin was a well respected member of the Burlington Ski and Outing Club. He was also a member and coach at Crossfit Burlington. The Burlington Ski and Outing club will be hanging Colin’s skis on their wall in honor of him. Similarly, a plaque dedicated to Colin will hang on the wall in Crossfit Burlington.

Colin leaves behind many close friends and family members. His younger brother, Jeremy Welcome, is age 90 and currently resides in Valerie Manor, an assisted living facility in Torrington, Connecticut. He has three children; Carter Welcome, Ariel Steinhart, and Noah Welcome, aged 63, 60, and 59, respectively. All three are married and live in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York.

“He was an all-around great guy,” Carter said. Recalling childhood memories, he added on, “[Colin] always wanted the best for us and did what was best for us. When we were young, there were times when he wouldn’t let me do certain things, such as going to parties or hanging out with certain people. While I thought he was being unfair about it at those times, in retrospect I see that he was trying to steer me away from trouble. If he hadn’t restricted me like that, I would be nowhere near as well off as I am today.”

“[Colin] was the best person I knew,” said Aaron Brown, one of Colin’s best friends. “We did almost everything together; skiing, bowling, biking, you name it. We have countless memories together, he was such a great guy. Absolutely one of the kindest people you could ever hope to meet.”

 

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