Jean Loraine Collins

Collins, Jean Loraine

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Jean Collins, at home, on May 11, 2013.

Born in Vancouver, Jean resided in Nanaimo for the past 25 years. Predeceased by husband Allen Collins and parents Cyril and Hazel Coello. Survived by: daughters, Charlene Singbeil (Don) and Sharon Bateman (Dan); treasured grandchildren, Kristin, Carly, Jeff, Kyle and Caitlin Singbeil, and Kevin Rees (Karen), Matthew and Sarah Bateman; adored great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Kennedy and baby James Rees; beloved sisters, Irene Pochurko (Zan) and Dorothy Gilbert (Don); and numerous other family members and friends.

Proud of her children and grandchildren, Jean delighted in their accomplishments. She loved travel, the fine arts, playing cards, and was a crossword puzzle expert.

Many thanks are extended to Jean’s good friends Anna Kuhse and Chris Graham for always being there for her.

Flowers gratefully declined. Those so wishing may make a donation in Jean’s memory to a charity of their choice.

At Jean’s request, a private family Celebration of Life will be held in lieu of a formal service.

I’m gonna leave ya’s and love ya’s

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