Tribute to Colin Crawforth, Trustee

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr Colin Crawforth, who has been part of International Aid Trust for nearly twenty years. We thank God for Colin’s life, faith and service. Please pray with us for Colin’s wife Denise, daughter Nicky and family. Read on for a tribute from our CEO & Founder, Rev. Bernard Cocker, and a link to tributes from the Rossendale area, where Colin served as mayor, as a local councillor and in many other ways.

Colin’s funeral service will be held at 12.30 St Pauls Church, Rawtenstall, followed cremation at  Burnley.


“We were all sad when we heard that Colin had has passed away after a long illness. Colin and his wife Denise first came to us in January 2004 in response to our appeal after the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. Colin soon became a trustee, helping to raise funds, aid, and awareness for our overseas ministry. This was soon followed by visits to Ukraine where he quickly fell in love with the country and its people. For the last nineteen years Colin has been a much-loved friend to many and real asset to International Aid Trust. Before Colin’s health deteriorated, he was spending one day a week in the office where I called him ‘Mr Grumpy’, his humour and love was infectious. Even when Colin’s health deteriorated he was very supportive, He read my WhatsApp updates every day and was forever complementing me on them, when I thought that perhaps I was posting too much he reassured me. Colin had a very strong faith and he lived by it. You have gone to a better place Colin, but we will all miss you.”

Rev. Bernard Cocker, CEO & Founder


Rossendale: Tributes after death of former mayor Dr Colin Crawforth


Loading’s verse of the day…