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Hermance Collin

May 25, 1942August 28, 2020

Lyman, Maine: Hermance Collin, 78 years of age, peacefully went to be with the Lord on August 28, 2020, with her husband Normand, children and family by her side.

Hermance was born on May 25, 1942 in St. Rose, Quebec, Canada to her parents Jeannette Soucy Raymond and Antoin Raymond. She met her future husband at a dance. They married on July 4, 1959 and have been side by side for 62 years. They moved to the United States in the early 60’s and lived in numerous places in New England finally settling in the Biddeford, ME area. Once Normand retired, they spent the past 30 years being snowbirds in Florida and the warmer months at their final home in Lyman. They made so many wonderful friendships over the years that continue to this day.

Hermance had a love for the Lord and walked by his side through her journey of life. She also enjoyed baking, gardening, knitting, golfing, listening to gospel music along with music from her and Normand’s younger years. She always looked forward to quiet Saturday evenings with Normand watching old music programs from their courting days. However, her greatest joy and love in life was time spent with family, her 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Especially the babies!

Hermance was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her husband Normand Collin, her children Michael Collin, Susan and her husband Scott Morgan, David and his wife Charlene Collin and Tina and her husband Paul Gray. Her grandchildren Sean, Nicole, Andrew, Leanne, Scottie, Briana, Ashley, Britany, Brianna, Nicholas, Jessica and Peytyn. Her great-grandchildren Maddison, Alannah, Weston, Colton, Jacob, Lilly, Sadie, Myles, Jace, Savannah, Lane, Annabelle, Royce and Nora. Along with numerous family and friends.

Private graveside services will be held for family and friends at St, Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford on Saturday October 17, 2020 at 11:00 am.


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Tyler North

September 10, 2020

Memere was always so kind and hospitable to our family when we would visit Maine from NC.

She always spoiled us with delicious food and loved our children. She would tell Ashley and I how she would pull out her tablet and look at pictures of her great-grandchildren. They were her pride and joy!

My favorite memory with Memere was when she prepared and served me my very first lobster. She taught me how to crack the shell and eat it. I am now hooked! Every time I eat lobster, I think of that moment of kindness.

She will be missed!


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