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Tweet Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Colin Henderson MBE, 1949-2019

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Colin Henderson MBE who passed away on Friday 18 October.

Colin was a founding member of the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association and Lagan Valley Orienteers. Colin ably fulfilled many roles. He was a fiercely competitive orienteer, representing Ireland at many Home Internationals, a talented planner, exacting controller, capable organiser and co-ordinator, encouraging coach and latterly a budding mapper. He served on committees and held the role of Hon Secretary of NIOA for an extended period.

British Orienteering would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Colin’s family and his friends within the orienteering community.

Colin’s funeral will take place at 2pm today (Wednesday 23 October) at Roselawn Crematorium, 127 Ballygowan Rd, Belfast BT5 7TZ.

Colin’s family request to wear purple if possible to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Further details can be found on the Northern Ireland Orienteering Association website here.

Colin Henderson MBE, 1949-2019

Photo credit:  NIOA