Colin Egan, 1943 ~ 2009

Colin Egan, 65, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at his home. Colin was born on Aug. 17, 1943 in South Shield, Durham, United Kingdom.

Colin grew up in the United Kingdom and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University College of London, Kings College Campus. He later went on to receive a master’s degree in education and taught science for a number of years.

While training as an Alexander Technique Teacher, Colin met and later married Sumi Komo. Together they founded an Alexander Technique and Zen meditation center in Boulder Colo. Colin relocated to Moab following their divorce, where he opened his own center, the Shinjin Institute.

Colin was an active member of Toastmasters in Moab and was the current president at his time of death. He was also actively involved in the Moab Music Festival. He enjoyed speaking, music, dance, singing, and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his son, Rupert Egan, and his daughter, Annelise Egan.

At Colin’s request cremation has taken place and his ashes will be taken to the Zen Mountain Center by his family.

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