Cole Powers Obituary, Death Cause – On July 18, 2020, the world bid farewell to a truly extraordinary soul as Collin (Cole) Emmett Powers peacefully passed away in his sleep. Born on April 2, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan, Cole’s presence illuminated the lives of all fortunate enough to know him, leaving behind a legacy of love and joy. To his parents, Brian and Julie (Eppinga) Powers, Cole was not just a son; he was a radiant beacon of light. His infectious laughter, boundless warmth, and unwavering love made each day with him a treasure beyond measure. Cole was the embodiment of joy for his family, filling their hearts with happiness and gratitude. For his younger sister, Devin Powers, Cole was more than just a big brother; he was her hero and protector. Together, they shared a bond forged in the fires of love and countless cherished memories that will forever hold a special place in Devin’s heart.
In addition to his immediate family, Cole’s love and kindness extended to a vast network of relatives who were touched by his gentle spirit. His maternal grandparents, Peter Eppinga, Thelma, and Warren Vernier, held a cherished place in his heart, as did his aunts and uncles. Maureen Powers, Diane (Ed) Powers-Gallagher, Robert (Donna) Powers, Lisa (Frank) Delano, Scott (Michelle) Eppinga, Diane (Neal) Farquhar, and Tracey Miller all felt the warmth of Cole’s affection. His cousins, Edrick (Jennifer) Taib, Maria, Nathan, Jenna Taib, Patrick (Kim) Gallagher, Michael (Kim) and Gordon Powers, Mollie, Andrew, Noah, and Olivia Delano, Max and Conor Schmidt, and little Ava were touched by his love and camaraderie.
Though Cole’s life was marked by love and laughter, he also carried the weight of loss in his heart. He was preceded in death by his Powers grandparents, Emmett and Evelyn, his Uncle Richard Powers, and his beloved cousin, Kerry Gallagher. These cherished family members held a special place in his heart, their memory a testament to the depth of his love for his family. In his community, Cole was a steadfast friend, always ready to lend a helping hand and offer guidance without judgment. His circle of friends was vast and diverse, a testament to the genuine connections he formed throughout his life. Cole’s enduring impact on his friends and community is a testament to his character and the love he freely gave to those around him. As we remember and honor Collin (Cole) Emmett Powers, we reflect on a life that illuminated the world with love, laughter, and kindness. His memory will forever be a source of inspiration and a reminder of the profound impact one soul can have on the lives of many.