We are shocked to hear from a friend last night about the passing of Heinz. We can't believe the sad news We know Heinz and Jackie from the time in Beijing and the weekends we spend together cycling around Beijing and antics Markets in Beijing. We were all new arrivals in Beijing then and that was a good posting. Heinz was with Novotel and Fred was with Shangri La. Jackie and I worked for the Embassy . I will never forget the common problems we had to plan and organized our Church Wedding. We had a good laugh how complicated it was for the four. We will never forget the good times of Beijing. Heinz our dearest friend, you will be missed! Our condolence to Jackie, Brandon and Jordon. May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Heinz Javier Colby and May He Soul Rest In Peace. Amen Fredrick and Audrey Arul
Dear Jackie, We have such happy memories of Australia with you and the children in Sydney and Heinz out at your beach house. I was so sad when I found out about Heinz. He was obviously respected and loved by very many people. I feel for you and Brandon and Jordan. I hope this year is being kind to you. I have tried without luck to contact you over the years and have had the photo of the four of you propped by my desk for a long time. I would love to hear from you if you would like to be in contact. We are at the same address in Cobham.
I am shocked about this terrible and unexpected news. I just google his name and this is the last thing you expect to find from somebody so young and full of life. I met Heinz and Jacquie in Pekin. He was the manager of the Novotel and we met because his mother was living in Costa Rica and she made the contact. I was new to Pekin and I have to say that he and Jacquie made a very positive contribution to my stay there. I remember biking on saturdays and sundays to antique markets as well as to church and the silk market. He was an outstanding person who was always positive and looking to serve others. My condolences to Jacquie and the kids. I will always remember Heinz with great admiration. Mariano Rojas
I met Heinz in October 1982 on the island of Sylt during our Navy basic training. On January 2nd 1983 I picked him up at Ennigerloh to go to our "new" unit 3rd Naval Airwing "Graf Zeppelin" in Nordholz near Cuxhaven. After finishing Navy I went to Cologne and he started his impressing Hotel Carreer. We phone while he was in Switzerland and South Korea and we wrote letters and Christmas Cards once in a while. I always thought of him while passing his father´s home Autobahn-Exit on my way from Cologne to my hometown. The last ten years we lost contact. Sometimes I read some (not always actual) news about him on internet and recently I found him on facebook and was looking forward to contact him that way. I was shocked when I googled these bad news yesterday. Although we spent just a short (but intense) time together he was a reliable and good comrade and friend. And now that I just got his actual phone number I can´t call him anymore. I can´t believe it and I´m very sad that we did not meet again. Farewell, Heinz, I will never forget you. All the best for your wife and the boys. Detlef Greife, Cologne, Germany.
We received the sad news today from an ex-colleague Peter Elmore from the Grace Hotel days in Sydney, I was shocked to hear of Heinz's passing at such a middle age and leaving behind his young family. I always enjoyed working with Heinz over those few years . Our thoughts are with you Jacqueline, Brandon and Jordan during this difficult time
We may not understand why you left so soon or so sudden, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. Your life gave us memories too wonderful to forget and we will always remember you as an energetic and warm friend, a caring and loving father and husband. Diana, Gary, Mr Tao and Ms Wu