Makes sense. The whole event that took place with Colin and the elder from my hall took place around 4 years ago. Im just trying to pinpoint a day. I was in Uni at the time so it was between 07-09. I feel it being closer than further so im willing to say somewhere around May 2009. Im not sure though.
I remember what happened though during his final visit. Instead of Colin we had Brother Renouf (who was lovely by the way) come round with his wife Jean (who died not so long ago :( ) to take over the visit. Appart from his talks being lovely and his announcement to the congregation that 'the way is always open for certain ones to return brothers!', he came round to our house one day for dinner. My non JW mum cooked him dinner and he was so gracious with her. She flicked guitar hero on and started asking him if he wanted to play. Lol. He didnt but he was so cool about it. He was also impressed that i was in uni which took me aback.
In other news we also had Colin Bird in our house once for the ministry arrangment. He came in and sat on the sofa, which my cat had been sleeping on. He got up and was well pissed off! In his broad Scottish accent, he exclaimed: 'EWWWW NEWWW, AHHH GOOT CAT HEEERS EN MEE SOOOT!!!' That annoyed my mum as he was so pissy about it. Lol. Not a very good witness there. Its crazy to think how so many others on this board know these people and have shared meals with them likely.