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Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON

OBITUARY

James Collins

May 6, 1944January 25, 2016
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Passed away peacefully at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the age of 71. Loving husband for 47 years to Mary (Timmins). Dear father of Rick and his wife Christina and their children, Ryan and Carolyn of Kamloops, BC and of Lisa McDonald and her son Foster of Kitchener. Survived by his brother John Collins (Diane). Predeceased by his parents Reginald Collins and Ruth (Corbin). Will be remembered by many other family members and friends. Jim was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus of St. Marks, a life member of the KW Optimist Club, a member of the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, a Kitchener Rangers Billet for 20 years, a die-hard Red Wings fan and had enjoyed many years at his cottage at Lake Bellwood. Jim was employed as a salesman with Vachon for many years until his retirement.

Friends may call at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre on Friday, January 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 where parish prayers will be recited at 8:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday January 30 at St. Marks Catholic Church 55 Driftwood Dr, Kitchener at 10:00 am with Father Don Sanvido officiating.

Reception to follow at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre. Donations may be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church Building Fund or the Ronald McDonald House through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.westmountfuneralchapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 29, 2016
  • Visitation Friday, January 29, 2016
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 30, 2016

Memories

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February 13, 2016

Mary we have just learned of Jim's passing. So sorry we didn't know sooner. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Lake Belwood will never be the same again.
Barron and Jennifer

Marc Robillard

February 2, 2016

Hello Mary, this is Marc Robillard from a long time ago, you billeted me when I played for the Rangers way back in the day. I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to you and your family during this tough time. I want to tell you now as an adult how appreciative I am for the kindness and caring you gave me when I was in your home. Thank you and sending you much love and positive energy. Marc xo

January 30, 2016

Sorry we couldn't be there at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family. Rita & Rick Bergen

Steve Vickers

January 29, 2016

Mrs Collins I am so very sorry for loss of Jim.I worked for Zehrs Markets as a Receiving Clerk and that is when I got to know Jim.His honesty and sense of humour always made my day.May cherished memories bring You and your Family strength and comfort.Also may the Good Lord blessing on You and Your Family.
Steve Vickers,

January 29, 2016

Hello Mary, I am so very sorry for the loss of Jim. You and your family are in our prayers..... Mom is looking forward to spending some time with you in April when she is back from Florida. Regards, Jessica Schnarr-Walczyk, Judy & Brian Schnarr

Tim Metzloff

January 29, 2016

Dear Mary and family we are sorry for your loss we will hold on to many years of fond memories. We send hugs to all.
Heather, Deanne and Tim Metzloff

January 29, 2016

Dear Mary and family we are sorry for your loss we will hold on to many years of fond memories. We send hugs to all.
Heather, Deanne and Tim Metzloff

Margaret Ligas

January 29, 2016

Dear Mary
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. It made me think back to knowing both of you from the cottage days at Belwood Lake. Jim was always a very upbeat and happy person. He will be missed by you and your family but also by all those he touched in his life.
Sincerely,
Margaret.

January 29, 2016

Our deepest sympathy.. May cherished memories bring you strength and comfort.. John and Irene Porr

Terry Winklemaier

January 29, 2016

Dear Mary
Sorry to hear of your loss. May fond memories of happy times with your dear Jim help you to get through this very sad time.
God Bless!
Terry Winklemaier

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