Colin Fenwick, accomplished violinist/violist, age 24 of Three Rivers, died unexpectedly in Berrien Springs, Michigan, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
He was born on April 2, 1996, in Three Rivers, Michigan, the son of Robert (Bob) and Cindy (Roberts) Fenwick also of Three Rivers.
Home-schooled until age 13, Colin afterward attended and graduated from Kalamazoo SDA Junior Academy. He worked many summers for Park Township mowing and trimming the five township cemeteries and worked two summers at Kadant Johnson in the maintenance department.
Colin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in August 2019 and was scheduled to graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and was an outstanding student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.
Colin was a member of the Centreville Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Centreville, Michigan, where "he was ‘born’ into the Centreville Sentinels Pathfinder Club, joining at the tender age of seven months and earned his first honor at age four”.
Colin cared very deeply for people and he loved volunteering wherever there was a need. He was deeply devoted to his family and friends and loved the outdoors and animals, most of all, his beloved dog, Nellie. Colin especially loved playing his violin and viola as a five-year violist for the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony and, since 2015, as a violist for the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra.
Colin's favorite performance was with his newly organized string quartet “Lirion,” which recently performed the only chamber music string quartet concert recital in the history of Andrews University.
Colin was beyond amazing and a truly talented young man who was loved by all and will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
Colin is survived by his parents, Robert and Cindy (Roberts) Fenwick; sisters, Audrey Fenwick and Deidre (Shaun) Uhl; niece, Lily Uhl; grandmother, Beverly Fenwick; girlfriend, Megan Kerr; special friend, Katharina Burghardt and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A memorial service for Colin is being planned for some time in May.
The family of Colin Fenwick wishes to express their deepest love and appreciation to everyone who has provided tremendous support at this time of unbelievable grief.