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Mr. Myrl Russell Gordon Collins, 73 years, of Nipigon, Ontario, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, Nipigon. Myrl worked for thirty-seven years for Domtar/Norampac retiring in 2006. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying skiing, camping (he built their camp at Polly Lake), boating, hunting, fishing and especially time spent with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32, Nipigon. Myrl was predeceased by his parents - Patricia and Russel Collins and by his brother-in-law Clyde Mannila. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Levina of Nipigon, his children – Marcia (& Tim) Gillies and Myrl Jr. (& Kelly) both of Thunder Bay, Ontario, by four grandchildren - Brianne and Kaillie Gillies and Graydon and Colton Collins, by siblings – Maureen Mannila of Thunder Bay and Lyle (& Karen) Collins of Nipigon. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. According to Myrl's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Myrl Collins will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 11 A.M. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Nipigon with the Rev. D. Hilpert-McIlroy officiating, Venerable Deborah Kraft Celebrant. Interment will be in Cliffside Cemetery, Nipigon. Friends so wishing may make donations to the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Anglican Church, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre – Cardiac Care, Thunder Bay or to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are in the care of Elliott Funeral Home Ltd., Nipigon.

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