Colin Robert Smart

January 20, 1975 to December 28, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on December 28th, 2020 at home. Leaving to mourn his wife Krista, daughter Emma, son Jacob, parents Robert and Bernadette, Brother Noel (Lisa), in-laws Richard &Irene Green and numerous relatives and friends.

Cremation to take place. A celebration of Colin’s life will be held at a later date.

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Krista and the Smart family,
I worked with Colin many years ago and he was a great guy. He was easy going, nice and always there to help out with anything. He loved Krista and his family very much. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Mahon

I met Colin several years ago and we became the best of friends. He was a talented, caring, funny, gentle soul and the best friend that anyone could ever hope to have in one lifetime. Colin you will forever be in my thoughts and my heart.
My most sincere condolences to your Mom and Dad, Noel, Krista, Emma, and Jacob. May God bless you all during this time.

Krista and family: so sorry to hear of your husbands passing, Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you.

Bob and Bernadette so sorry for your loss,Colin will certainly be missed… It was a pleasure to have known him.

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Colin..He was such a talented and kind person , who took so much pleasure in doing for others My God give you the strength to get through this very difficult time..Our prayers are with you.

To the Smart family,

Please accept my deepest and heart felt condolences on your loss. Thinking of you all at the difficult time,

Michelle Short

What can I say about Colin? Colin was extremely intelligent, multi-gifted, in recording and sound engineering. A multi-talented musician, drummer, guitarist, bassist, drummer above all. Plus, an amazing graphic designer and computer programmer, who knew everything about modern technology. But above all, he was a great brother to me, and brother-in-law to my wife, Lisa. I am truly heartbroken, and devastated, as he was a big part of my life. He was also a dedicated, loving, kind person, who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He always did favours for his family, and his friends, and went out of his way to help anyone, no matter who it was. Even if it meant putting his own self out. Everyone who knew him extremely depended on his knowledge, and his experiences with many things. A very outgoing always happy person, no matter how much sickness and pain he was in. He still tried to put on a brave face, and a smile to whomever it was. Myself, and Lisa’s hearts truly go out to Emma and Jacob, for the loss of their father. He was one of a kind. To my mother and father, I am extremely sorry for their loss as myself, and my wife mourn with them. The pain of losing someone so quick and fast without warning, during Christmas time, is truly something that no one at no time will ever heal or get over. His birthday is coming up January 20th, which he would have been 46 years old. I will always miss, and love my brother, considering we spent a lot of time together in bands, live performances, on cds or on albums together. He was always a pro and perfectionist at everything he did. And he definitely deserves to be alive to see his children grow into adults. He never had one bad bone in his body, and he would laugh and joke, and have conversations with as many people as he could. I cannot say enough positive things about Colin. A part of my heart and soul have been permanently ripped out of me, and can never be fixed, or healed. I hope in many years coming that we do get a chance to meet once again. I love you my brother, Colin. You did so much for me, which I can never repay. You influenced me to be a serious musician, and to get into heavy metal music. Without you, none of it would be possible. May you be playing drums in heaven with all the legends, including Eddie Van Halen, and Neil Peart, your idol, as well as mine. We shared so many similarities in music, instruments, and bands, such as: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Rush, Dream Theater, and so many others. You will be missed, but never forgotten, as a fellow lover of music, and everything in life. In remembrance of my fallen comrade, and real brother in blood. Love, Noel and Lisa.

We would like to send our deepest sympathy to you
Bob, your Wife, &Son ,as well as Colin’s wife and children
on the recent passing of your son Colin. We were very lucky to have enjoyed his musical talents at my 75th Birthday, in company with you Bob. Those are the
memories we have now and we feel you have many more as well.. May God Bless all of you at this time.. Be assured we have you in our prayers and thoughts.

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So sorry for your loss.. Sincerest condolences. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

Our Condolences Bob to you and your family on the passing of your son. Our prayers and thoughts are with you .

I met Colin through my good friend Randy Doyle back a number of years ago. We spend many hours working on an album that Randy later released. The time that was spend with Colin has been etched in my memory as some of the most enjoyable musical moments. Colin was the type of individual that treated everyone equally no matter if you were a well known musican or just somebody on the street. That quality is fair and few. Colin you will be missed!

I will always hear your voice saying “Jason March” like only you could!

RIP my friend!

Bob & Bernadette, so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. Deepest condolences to you, Noel & Colin’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Brian & Barb Forristall

Deepest condolences Bob, Bernadette, Noel, Krista and family. So sorry to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God Bless you all. Donna and George Corbett and family

Bob, Bernadette and family, I are so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. Remember him well as a young boy playing on our street with the neighborhood kids. My deepest condolences to all the Family. May he Rest in Peace.

So sorry for your loss.God Bless .

To the smart family I am so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing .

Sorry for your loss..from Dennis and Kim

Bob and Bernadette and Noel and Colin wife and kids and the Smart family.Im so sorry to hear about Colin .I knew him when he was a young boy very nice .So Sad so young .Colin will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.remember God has gain another angel.From Joy Shawn McCarthy Mom and Paricia Oliver

Dear Bob, Bernadette and all the Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on Colin’s passing. We go back to King’s Cove and then the school. May you be given the strength you need now.

Geraldine /Gerri

Bob and Bernadette
I was saddened to hear about Colin just now. He was a quiet young man with much to offer. I was always grateful for his time spent at our school to ensure that concerts/awards night went off without a hitch. Know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
Paul Moores

So sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you, Emma, Jacob, and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob so sorry for your loss

So sorry to hear about Colin,such a close friend growing up from street hockey to spotlight to starting out in music.I have only great memories of him and as we grew apart as teenagers do sometimes in life,his memory is and will always be forever in my heart. RIP my friend

Bob and family we are so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing .I hope all the good memories will help you get through this difficult time.Colin play music for the angels as you fly high with them. RIP.

Sincere condolences to all Colin’s family. It’s such a great loss to you all. May God give you the strength to bear this loss and God Rest Colin’s dear soul

Bob, Bernadette and family
So sad to hear about Colin’s passing. I remember him fondly from the St Teresa’s events when he was your right hand man. May all your wonderful, musical memories of Colin help ease your sorrow.
May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Joyce Doyle

Bob,Bernadette and Family
I am so so sad to hear of the loss of your son
We would chat many times at the old sts when dad and Colin would do music !!! I was a lucky person to have met your son, know now he will away be your angel
smiling down on you all .
healing hugs
Joan Furlong

Bob, Bernadette and Family,
I am SO sorry to learn of Colin’s passing. I remember him as being so kind and pleasant when he would do the music with you, Bob. ALWAYS had a SMILE!!! I pray that the wonderful memories you shared with Colin will help to ease the pain of his loss. God bless you all!

Bob, Bernadette and Family,
I was so saddened to hear about the recent passing of your dear son Colin. Bob, I remember when Colin used to accompany you to St. Teresa’s to help with audio productions. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hi Bob.. You may not remember me but I am an old friend from Merrymeeting Road many, many years ago. I used to see you and Bernadette roller skating in the summer time at the stadium. I have nice memories of you from a long passed era. Now as we are growing old my heart breaks for you. I am so saddened to learn about Colin’s death.. I share your loss and and sorrow and there are no words to describe. I am so sorry. I know what great parents and role models you and Bernadette are. I a, thinking of you.
Wayne Barry

Bob, Bernadette and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I just found out about Colin’s passing this evening and I’m really dumbfounded. He was a wonderful young man – kind, thoughtful and full of love for his family. He was a son, husband and father who gave his best and of whom you can be so proud. . I remember his generous and helpful nature (which he inherited from his parents). He is now at peace. I know it is difficult but try to concentrate on the many good memories you have of him. My love and my prayers are with you all.

I am saddened to hear about Colin’s passing. I first met Colin when we started working together. It was always a pleasure spending time with Colin and I will always consider him a good friend. My sincere condolences to Colin’s family.

Our heartfelt condolences to the Smart family in this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Bob and family, my condolences on the loss of Colin. May your cherished memories of him help you through this difficult time..

To Bob and extended family.

I was a bit shocked when I received the news of Colin’s passing away. I had just texted him a couple of weeks ago and said that we should get together. We were joking back and forth and he said I should get him a Christmas gift and I said I was having a hard time finding a lump of coal!
I had no idea that he was so sick and close to dying. But that is how I remember Colin as ALWAYS being pleasant, in a good mood and loved the music, the latest recording gear and the camaraderie that went with the jam. We spent a year together doing Randy Doyle’s album with Jason March. It was gruelling with Randy ” over analysing ” everything but we all hung in there, enjoyed it and formed a lifelong bond from it. Thank you for being my friend and the memories .

Bernadette and Bob … Marg and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember Colin from your days at St. Teresa’s … a very fine young man of whom the two of you were very proud.. Please say hello for us to Noel. To Colin’s wife Krista and his children Emma and Jacob, our thoughts are with you three at this most difficult of times. My memory of Colin is that of someone who always had a smile on his face.
Marg & Bren Rumsey

Sorry to hear about this. I have good childhood memories of Colin. Wish I’d seen him more as an adult and spent more time with him.

Condolences to the whole family.

my condolences go out to Green and Smart Families on the passing of Colin..Cherish all the memory.s.Rest in Peace Colin.

Sincere condolences to Bob , Bernadette and family! We were so sad to hear of Colin’s passing.. may he Rest In Peace.

Bob and Family, Sending you thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care.

Bob and Bernadette, so so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. Colin always had a smile on his face. God have mercy on his soul. Fly high with the Angels my friend
Joanne and Dennis McDonald

Sincere condolences to Colin’s family. I had the pleasure of working with him for a short period. Cherish your memories.

Bob and Bernadette we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your son Colin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Ginny and Wayne

To Bob ,Bernadette ,Krista ,Emma ,Jacob

So sorry for your loss , thought & prayers are with you at this sad time .
I have so many memories of Colin. I watched him grow up into a man, a Husband, and a Father.
We worked so many times together. I remember when he got Married, the birth of his children.
He will be missed but will be in our hearts forever.

To Bob ,Bernadette ,Krista ,Emma ,Jacob

So sorry for your loss , thought & prayers are with you at this sad time .

Colin, I only spoke to Friday night Christmas Day when I was on the plane on my way Halifax to get a new kidney and I couldn’t talk as we were about to take off.. we met 5 years ago in the daily’s is unit in the Waterford and became good friends, had lots of laughs over the years . You were taken to soon , but you have the world at your finger tips now and can play to your hearts content. Rest easy, Rest In Peace, you were a kind friend and will be missed forever

Colin, my buddy you were one of a kind. I remember our good buddy Randy introducing us way back in our college days, I instantly liked you. Both of us being musicians, we clicked on a level only musicians can truly understand. I could tell right away without even hearing you play that “this guy” knows his stuff. It was a pleasure knowing you and having the chance to create music with you. I’m sorry we never had the chance in recent years to catch up. Life carried us in different directions, I always thought highly of you and from time to time , even to this day, your name gets brought up in conversation when talking with musicians. You were one of the first musicians that I was friends with that I truly related with in terms of loving what we did on our instruments, we shared the similar passion for music. I can hear your laugh now bud in my head even after all these years. You were a good soul, an old soul and I always considered you a good friend. You definitely had an impact on me as a musician. I pray your family can find peace in their hearts, knowing your suffering has come to an end and may God give them the strength to carry on knowing you’re at peace now. Although your life was taken short, your friends and family will be forever grateful for your time here on earth. You had a great impact on the people around you, leaving them with memories that they will cherish forever. You had a meaningful life my friend. Your absence will be forever missed by your family and friends and you’ll always be fondly remembered, Rest In Peace Colin.
“ The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect
So hard to earn, so easily burned”
-Neil Peart –

Bob, Bernadette, Noel and Colin’s family, I am so sorry for your great loss. May your precious memories of times together help ease your pain in the days ahead.. Thinking of you, Yvonne Roach

So saddened to hear of Colin’s passing. My sincere condolences to Krista, Emma, Jacob, and the entire family. Rest easy my friend❤️

You will be missed, Colin! My thoughts and prayers go out to Krista, Emma & Jacob, Mr. & Mrs. Smart and to Mr. & Mrs. Green and to all of the family. Love from Wendy

My deepest Condolences to Colin’s family during this very sad, and difficult time. I myself met, and knew Colin in a music capacity years ago. He made an instant impression on me of great skills, and intelligence. I remember his precision drumming, and ear for music like it was yesterday. He was a great personality. Rest in peace Colin. You will be missed. God Bless.

I’m in disbelief and saddened – Colin, you will be missed. Krista and Family – my deepest condolences from Jacqui and I ( Paulette )

A great musician, talented and charismatic work colleague and a genuine friend is how I would describe Colin.

Always a smile; Always tapping his pen to the beat of the drums; Always willing to help! Colin my friend, you will be missed!

Krista, Emma and Jacob and all extended family, hold your memories of Colin close to help you all during the difficult days ahead. Rest Easy Colin!

My deepest sympathies to the family. I knew Colin from having worked with him. So sorry for your loss.

Condolences on your loss. Thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Bob and family. Iwe are so sorry to hear of Conlin’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Maxine & Art

Bob, Sorry for loss. Our condolences to you and your family

Bob and Bernadette our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this a difficult time.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I played in a band briefly with Colin and he was very talented. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

I met Colin in 1995 when I posted an ad for a drummer at MUN library. Little did I know there would be 25 years of great times ahead and that I would become friends with someone who practically became a brother to me. I have no words to express how much I will miss Colin. The thought of not being able to pick up the phone and have a chat leaves me feeling pretty empty. I was with Colin a couple of weeks ago for lunch and despite ill health, he was the same jovial and carefree guy I met 25 years ago. He was talking about the latest technology and advising me on buying a new television…….and he was thinking about Christmas and ideas for gifts he wanted to buy the kids. He was happy to be living every day and looking forward to the future. Too young to leave us but I take comfort in the wealth of memories he gave to us all. A special guy in so many ways, I think anyone who knew him would agree that this guy lived every day to the fullest. Peace and love to all of his family and friends. Rock on, Colin!

To Colin’s family:

Our deepest condolences on Colin’s passing. Belle and I knew Colin for many years. As a young fellow he came back and forth to our house on Baltimore St. We often had to put cotton in our ears to muffle the sound of the drums while the jamming went on in our basement. Always smiling . One of the nicest young people I have ever known. We will miss him.
Norm & Belle Doyle

So sorry to hear of your loss! Sending deepest condolences to all the family! Jenny Lake

To Bernadette, Bob, Noel; Krista: Emma, Jacob….Our condolences during this difficult time of loss. Prayers that you will all find comfort knowing Colin is now at peace in heaven. He will always be with us.

Love Judy & Bruce

Our kids 1st met at daycare…and that’s how we met too… a short time from. that we walked our Daughter’s across the parking lot as each of them embarked on their 1st day of kindergarten..and while our kids would later navigate numerous shared activities in their lives…we had the opportunity to share many laughs and conversations from their sidelines..I will always remember you as jovial spirited person with a great sense of humour, a generous soul. and a broad intellect..And those gifts live on in your wonderful children…R.I.P. Colin…My very sincere condolences to your family and to all those who knew and loved you…Now enjoy that fantastic Jam session in the great beyond my friend…😔

Colin had a heart of gold and a smile for everyone. He loved computers and was the best in the field. We held many interesting conversations about music, and would always compliment others for their talent and skill. He loved to play guitar and drums, and was well respected by all who knew him..

Colin, my dear Nephew, you are my angel in heaven, and will always be in my heart. You are now at peace, with nanny, in heaven.

Love Aunt Judy

Very sorry for your loss. I knew Colin from MUN and I had the pleasure to work with him as well. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Bob, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Rest In Peace Colin. Soar among the Angels.

I am so sorry for your loss, Bob and Bernadette! My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Bob and Bernadette, I am so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing . Sincere condolences to you and to Colin’s family . I will keep you in my prayers at this difficult time . Rest in Peace , Colin.

Rest In Peace Colin. I remember when Krista introduced us and you and I talked about music. Keep playing your music as you soar above the clouds.

Bob & Bernadette….we were so sorry to hear of Colins’ passing. Condolences to Krista and family also. Keep him in your heart and he will be with you always………. Reg & Judy Smart

I’m so very sorry for your loss…my deepest condolences.

What to say? Colin was the probably the first musician I met in St John’s back in the early 90’s when I moved here. We started the band Oberon back then, a band that lasted off and on again up until 2008. Colin was a great guy, funny, loved all the same nerdy stuff that I liked. We got along really well. As many know, his health has been in decline for years. Regardless, it was a big shock to hear of his passing. My thoughts, besides of our Oberon days, are of those he leaves behind. His wife Krista and two kids, fellow Oberon member and his brother Noel, his parents, and all his friends, family, various band mates over the decades. It’s a sad day once again in a year that has been mostly terrible. R.I.P. Colin – You will not be forgotten but fondly remembered.

I am so sorry for your loss Krista. My thoughts and prayers are with you, the kids and family. May he rest in eternal peace.