Widow pays tribute to Finchley father-of-three Colin Morley, killed in the July 7 attacks

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THE widow of a Finchley man killed in the July 7 Tube bombing at Edgware Road station today paid tribute to him.

Colin Morley was killed when Mohammed Sidique Khan detonated the home made device on the busy Circle Line train at 8.49am, as he made his way to a business meeting in Kensington.

Today his widow Roz gave evidence at the inquests into the four bombings, which claimed 52 lives, about the life and work of the “much loved husband, father and friend”.

She told the Royal Courts of Justice the 53-year-old father-of-three had “loved a challenge and found many” during his professional and family life.

The couple had planned to move from Finchley to St Albans in Spring 2006, after their youngest son Jake had completed university.

Mrs Morley told the court: “His main future plan was to spend his time to try and help to make the world a better place.

“He had a great deal more to contribute in the years to come and a vast amount of ideas and plans, the seeds of which we had just started to sew.”

The couple met aged 19 and bonded over a mutual love of music, marrying in February 1977 and having their first son, Gavin, a year later and middle son Oliver in 1980.

While the boys were in the Scouts Mr Morley was chairman of the Totteridge area association, organising a ball on the village green to raise funds for a new building.

Mr Morley studied philosophy, politics and economics at University College London and, Mrs Morley said, continually read up on the latest theories on the “road to self improvement”.

He started work for a publishing house before stints with several large companies, including phone network One-2-One, for whom he came up with the series of adverts “who would you like to have a one to one with?”.

After a stint with Vodafone he set up his own marketing consultancy which focussed on promoting sustainability and corporate accountability, two causes close to his heart.

Did you know My Morley? Leave your tributes below.


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