Henry Paul (Huard) Colburn, 45, passed on to eternal life with our Heavenly Father, Saturday 10/30/04. Henry was born to, and preceded in death by, Janet
Monahan and Henry Huard of Laconia. He was also preceded in death by his adoptive parents Alice & Leonard Colburn of Laconia. His beloved sister and brother, Deborah Martin and William Huard were also in heaven to greet him.
Henry is survived by the love of his life, his friend, love and future wife Karen Nichols of Concord. His precious daughters, Cynthia Walker of Wilton and Crystal Colburn of Manchester, and his grandson Ryan Lunderville will miss him greatly. He is also survived by Karina Horsman (son Micheal) and Kim Stuber (daughter Krystina), his stepdaughters and grandchildren with Karen He also is survived by his loving sisters Alice Huard and Tina Gordon of Manchester and half-brother Philip Dupont of Manchester, half-sister Gloria Robichaud of Sanbornton, and his half-brother Carl Huard of Danbury.
Henry also had many, many, cousins, nieces and nephews, that he loved and cherished. His family was important to him. He too had many lifelong friends, and will be missed by all.
Henry was a lifelong rider. He began riding motorcycles at 8 years old and never was off of one for very long. 2 years ago he finally got the Harley Davidson of his dreams and Karen and he had many wonderful rides together on it, including their last ride, Toys for Tots from Concord to Manchester in
2004. Henry was very proud of the fact that he had been to 42 consecutive Laconia Bike Weeks, never missing one since he was 3 years old. Henry was a member of the National Harley Owners Group, and the Manchester chapter of the same group.
Anyone who knew Henry knew he had a huge heart. He would give the shirt off his back to help someone he cared about. He loved a good joke, and had many of his own. A good practical joke was always up his sleeve.
Henry was a hearty man that loved to be loved and to give it. His life was short, but he crammed so much living into that life, more than most ever do. 2.5 years ago he met his greatest love, Karen. She was in Alaska, but he knew she was the woman for him finally.
He moved to Alaska to be with her, but together they decided to move back to New Hampshire and build a life together. He was so excited about their wedding, the 2 grandchildren his daughters are carrying, and moving into the next stage of life, building towards retirement, and enjoying life with Karen. He just wanted a chance to finally feel his life was straight and all was well with the world. He had that for a while, but way too short of time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to "The Henry Colburn Memorial Fund" to help defray the costs to his daughters and fiancée who is disabled. Donations may be made at any Citizens Bank, by stating the fund name, and are greatly appreciated.
Viewing will be at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St, Laconia on Wednesday evening, November 3, from 7 - 9 PM using the Carriage House entrance. Funeral services are open to all, bikes are welcome! Services will be at the Funeral home on Thursday morning, November 4, at 10 AM, with burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia. A reception celebrating Henry's Life with be after the burial at The Lafayette Club, upstairs on Canal Street in Manchester from 1 PM until 8 PM.