Radio Horton says goodbye to long-serving volunteer

Colin Beeby

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Radio Horton volunteer, Colin Beeby, 76, who passed away on 21st September 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Those involved with Radio Horton over the years may well have crossed paths with Colin previously given his long-standing involvement with Radio Horton racking up over 30 years with the station.

Colin was the loving husband of Judith, a much-loved dad to Sam and Ingrid, father in law of Jon and a dearly loved grampy to Milsy, Anya and Theo.

A much loved character both on and off air, Colin was best known under his on-air pseudonym, Eddie B, hosting his programme, Eddie B’s Memory Jogger on a Thursday evening.

In 2018, Colin was presented his Long Service Certificate from the HBA recognising his 30+ years of service, by HBA President, June Snowden (picture insert) and in 2017, Colin reflected on his experience in a Radio Horton press release during Volunteers’ Week:

My inspiration [for getting involved in Radio Horton] was to share with others, my love for all types of music. I hope this will enlighten and bring a few minutes relief to patients within the Horton Hospital. The difference it has made for me, is making new friends and socialising with them away from the studio environment. At the end of the day, we all have the same passion – to think about patients less fortunate than ourselves.

Colin Beeby, speaking in 2017

More recently, Colin joined the Radio Horton committee last year and provided support to Bill Warren with operations at our Outside Events.

Colin will be dearly missed by all of us. On behalf of the committee of Radio Horton, we would like to convey our deepest condolences with Colin’s wife, Judith and their family at this very sad time.

Colin’s funeral service has been arranged to take place at Banbury Crematorium on Friday 16th October and due to the current restrictions, the service will be by invitation only. A card and flowers will be sent on behalf of Radio Horton.

However, if anyone wishes to pay their last respects to Colin, his hearse will be leaving the family home at 12.30pm. It is suggested that you stand along the Oxford Road near Cherwell Heights or the Horton Hospital to watch the funeral procession go by.

There will be a live stream of Colin’s funeral service, the details of which can be requested by email from [email protected].

There is also an opportunity to make donations in Colin’s memory for Blood Cancer UK and/or Radio Horton which may be sent via or by post c/o: Edd Frost & Daughters Family Funeral Directors, 14 Canada Close, Banbury, OX16 2RT.

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