Condolence & Memory Journal

Today 3Jul2021 you would have been 92 Uncle William, I will be missing the family photos that you would always send after, updating us with how you spent your special event with all the family. And the 4th of July will never quite be the same for family and friends from this year on wards.
I still have fond memories of when we were in SF a decade ago in 2011 and you were our Tour Guide driving us around everywhere showing us the sights, even if I laid very low in the back seat, grasping my seat belt and car door handle, bracing as you got on to highways, merging into traffic casually in your very own style at 82. We will always be grateful and treasure that special time you spent with Ronnie and I, and also be grateful that we all returned in one piece and alive after each outing, lol. We were also so happy to see you once again 2016 and spend time with you at home with Auntie Dora's wonderful and scrumptious home cooked meals. And Jason and Dylan taking over as tour guides to show us around town and Mountains this time, while staying with them and Michelle. And Also spending a day or two with Karen, Robert, Christine, Bill, Kaitlyn, Sean and Isabella as they showed us around as well. Such very special times with my very special Collom side of the Family. You are and will forever be missed. But the Memories will always be fond, cheerful and extraordinary ones. Take a good rest Uncle William you deserve it. As you've had an exceptional, busy and very full life with the wonderful family that you and Auntie Dora have so proudly raised, and the hundreds of people who call you friend.

Love and will miss you always Michele, Ronnie, Ryan and Karine
(Here is a treasured photo of us together in 2011 on your Special Tours and a few more treasured pics of our 2011/2016 visits in the Community Photos)

Posted by Michele Rosario-Chan - Ottawa, CA - Family   July 03, 2021

Dearest William, Beloved little Brother, Uncle, and Grand Uncle,
We are saddened that you have left us so soon, but we will always cherish all our special memories of the wonderful and also trying childhood we had surviving the war. And all the great times we had after with family gatherings with all our families together. And still keeping in constant touch after your move to San Francisco. You will be missed by all our family. Have a good rest little brother.
And our sincere condolences Dora, Christine, Karen, Jason and your families.

Love Winnie (Sister), Pat, Lincoln, Wayne (Niece & Nephews), Evelyn and Gregory (Grandniece & Grandnephew)

Posted by Winnie Chao - Hong Kong - Sister   May 22, 2021

You'll always be our Beloved Baby Brother, William. We survived a war together, when we were so young and I remember we were so scared when the Japanese soldiers came to our flat and we scratched out our last names on all our text books so that they wouldn't see that we had British last names and hid our Father. We all made it through the Japanese Occupation and the 2nd World War. We all grew up to have happy lives and great families with wonderful children and grandchildren. And we all lived into our 90's. What a blessing for all of us. But I guess it was time for you to take a well deserved rest after such a full and active life. We pray for you, Dora, Christine, Karen, Jason and your grandchildren who have our deepest condolences.

Love always Sis Janet

Posted by Janet Rosario - Ottawa, Canada - Sister   May 22, 2021

"To my dear dear Uncle William,

I have nothing but fond memories of you. You have always been my favourite relative, always friendly, cheerful and with a great sense of humour. You will certainly be missed. However, on reflection, you have lived a very happy, fruitful and meaningful life. To have lived such a great long life and to pass away peacefully is an enviable blessing.

You are still well loved by everyone and will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace. God bless you.."

Posted by Mark Rosario - Hong Kong - Family   May 13, 2021

Dear Aunt Dora, Christine, Karen and Jason,

Our deepest condolences from the Li and Yu family to you. Uncle Bill had left fond memories in my heart. Your family will be in my prayers.

Love, Rosa (Raymond and Veronica)

Posted by Rosa Yu - Hong Kong - Family   May 12, 2021

Although I've only met uncle Bill for a few times during my highschool years with Jason, he has always been kind and willing to open up our young eyes to more knowledge. He will be missed. My condolence to the Collom family. Take care.

Posted by Vindician Chang - South San Francisco, CA - Friend   May 11, 2021

Dear Mrs Collom and Jason, we will always remember Collom Sir as one of the best leaders and role model for us. Our deepest condolences to you and family for the passing of Collom Sir, whom we will meet again in our eternal home someday. Please take good care.

Posted by Soo Man CHAU - Hong Kong - Friend   May 11, 2021

Dear Auntie Collom and the Collom family, our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We have such fond memories of Uncle Collom. Although we have not visited with him in recent years, his warmth and smile are still very vivid in our minds. May his soul Rest In Peace. Sending our love and prayers your way. With deepest sympathy, Ben, Mabel and Aidan Kung

Posted by Mabel Kung - Hacienda Heights, CA   May 11, 2021

Uncle William was my dad's best friend. Their friendship started even before they became teenagers living in the old Happy Valley area. My dad, Tak-Chiu, still recollects many fond childhood memories with uncle, roaming about the old neighbourhood making harmless mischief. The fun in the softball team in which Uncle William played the shortstop on the field while my dad was the pitcher.
Uncle will be dearly missed, especially by my dad. We offer our deepest condolences to Aunt Dora and the family.
Tak-Chiu Chan, David and Tracy Chan, Rosana and Po Chan

Posted by David Chan - Toronto, Canada - Family Friend   May 10, 2021

Uncle Bill will be fondly remembered for his jovial demeanor and brilliant smile. He leaves behind an amazing legacy of his fantastic family. He will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace. Love Moe and Family

Posted by Lawrence To - Belmont, CA - Family   May 08, 2021