Passed away peacefully in Palliative Care at Nanaimo Regional Hospital. Dad was born in Greenock Scotland where he grew up and
married his childhood sweetheart Mary Hendry.
Dad was a pipefitter by trade and immigrated to Canada in 1957 with their two children. They settled in Prince Rupert where he worked for the Pulp Mill. Mom and Dad where proud Canadians and were so excited when they had our brother Ron in
Rupert. Dad played soccer and belonged to the Rupert Pipe Band. After moving from Rupert the family lived in Prince George for many years .
When mom and dad retired they moved to Lantzville in 1988 to be close to their daughter and her family. Dad was a member of UA of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting for 50 years. Dad was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 58 years.
Survived by daughter Margaret Collins, sons Joe
(Vicki), Ron (Lor)i, Grandchildren Randy (Amie), Joe
(Carrie) Collins, Kelsey and Connor Mclaughlin, and
Ryan’s wife Sue. Great Grandchildren Cameron, Chloe, Nolan, Nick, Aydrian and Lucy Collins.
Predeceased parents Bella and Joe, wife Mary 2012, brothers Alec, Joseph, sisters Greta and Betty and
Grandson RYAN COLLINS 2014.
There will be no service by request.
If you`ll meet in the garden where the praties grow.