Feb 10, 1931 – May 14, 2013
It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of our father and brother Gary Clyde Collins. Predeceased by his children Brenda and Robert (Bobby). Survived by brother Roy Collins (Yvonne)Cache Creek and children Garry Penticton, Sherry (Len)Port Alberni, Brian (Cindy) Penticton, Darrell (Nanaimo),Gwen (Victoria) Debra (Pat) Nanaimo, Roy (Adina) Nanaimo. Plus many many Grand Children, Great Grand Children, Nieces and Nephews and close friends Kathy and Chelsea of Courtney.
Dad was born in Kamloops (1931) living on Vancouver Isl. for over 50 years.
He was Bridge Forman, engineering and building logging and railroad bridges in the Nimpkish Valley for many years. When he retired he spent hours hunting, fishing, gardening, oyster and clamming and his favorite mushroom harvesting. He spent much of his time helping friends in the Courtenay/Comox Valley area where he resided for over 30 years. Alert and stubborn, determined as ever to the end he insisted on voting in the Provincial Election just hours before his passing.
No Service by His Request. As he wished we will be placing his ashes in the Alberni Canal where we spent many happy hours on our boat Wastintime, prawning, fishing and just relaxing.