Colin Grainger 1962 – 2015

Colin Grainger

I am sad to report that Colin Grainger passed away, yesterday the 16th March 2015. One can only begin to imagine the pain his family and friends are feeling. Colin was a former Chairman of Freedom2Choose, soon after our inception in 2007. Tributes have poured in to celebrate the life of a man who fought for the freedom of others, these are typical.


Will miss you @CaptainRanty RIP Farewell Colin, you will go down on the right side of history

RIP @CaptainRanty – A long time good friend to me. An original Libertarian.

Well, that’s some shit news. RIP @CaptainRanty So long Colin. And thanks.

A man who pioneered F2C as a presence in the media and steered us into the mainstream. I always remembered us working on a letter to Jeremy Clarkson asking for his support. Clarkson did not reply but in his Sun column he referred to us as a “half arsed organisation, which I hope are fully arsed soon.”

Colin worked in Africa in sales. He was always posting pictures of bars where smoking was allowed, making me envious.

Colin had a marvellous sense of honour and humour. An intelligent and thoughtful a man who immediately earned your respect though never made you feel in debt because of it. A good friend,  a powerful college and sorely missed already.

Colin will not only be remembered for his fine work but also his wonderful family.  His lasting legacy is our respect and those who would control our lives had much more to fight.

Freedom2Choose would like to pass on our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends to a quite magnificent man.

RIP Colin Grainger 1962 – 2015

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15 Responses to Colin Grainger 1962 – 2015

  1. Twenty_Rothmans says:

    A few months ago, I asked Colin to catch up with me in London for a beer when he was back and he said he would. I’m drinking his tonight. Vale.

  2. John Watson says:

    In debate Colin was unfailingly courteous, I only met him once through Freedom 2 Choose and was left with impression that he was a man of both honour and integrity. He carried those qualities while pioneering Lawful Rebellion and is a great loss not only to his family and friends but the community at large. R.I.P. Colin, it was a privilege to have met you.

  3. Greg Burrows says:

    What a shock, Colin worked for freedom and justice, I remember back to 2007 when F2C info was officially formed, He took on the F2C Chairman’s role and I remember I was piggy in the middle between him and Bob the former Chairman.
    Colin Thanks and RIP.

  4. jredheadgirl says:

    I never got to meet Colin in person, but I remember him from various forums, namely from F2C when it was initially formed. He stood up for what he believed in. God bless him and my condolences to his family and friends.

  5. jredheadgirl says:

    Reblogged this on jredheadgirl and commented:
    RIP Colin Grainger-

  6. David Bunn says:

    Shocked to hear this sad news.

    RIP Capt’n

  7. irocyr says:

    Sad for this loss. Learnt a lot from Colin’s writing and admired his common sense. Condolences to his family and close friends.
    Iro Cyr

  8. W*T H*L*B*T says:

    Reblogged this on Rnm101's Blog and commented:
    It’s all said below.

  9. nisakiman says:

    What a bloody shame. Only the good die young, they say.

  10. My sincere condolences and sorrow. A good man, a kind man

  11. Earwig says:

    Terrible news indeed. Ruined the last half of my week tbh. Do we know anything of the circumstances? My noble, decent and stout-hearted enemies of the NWO have perished in freak accidents and whatnot over the last few years….

  12. flyingtigercomics says:

    Reblogged this on Flying Tiger Comics.

  13. flaxensaxon says:

    See you soon, Colin. The first round is on me.

  14. CFJC7 says:

    God bless Colin…I spoke with you through emails about the smoking ban and found you erudite and thoughtful on this subject. You were a decent human being Colin. Rest easy friend and thank you.

  15. Guest says:

    I have a feeling several of you will be seeing him soon. Some people never learn.

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