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COLLINS, Evelyn May (nee Thomas)
May 20, 1918 – January 2, 2015
Peacefully at The Redwoods Retirement Home, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, January 2, 2015 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Bill (2006). Loving mother of Gary Collins (Carol), Dianne Tupper (Earl), Beth Caldwell (Gregor), Tom Collins (Jackie), Dolwyn Root (Bob). Adored "Nanny" of 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Dear friend of Brian Button. Missed by her brother Roy, and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 150 Woodroffe Ave.,Ottawa (at Richmond Rd.) on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with service to follow in the chapel at 1:00 o'clock. Cremation will occur with inurnment May 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Johnston's Corners Cemetery, Ottawa, followed by a reception and celebration of her life at 4:30 p.m. Britannia United Church, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Britannia United Church or a charity of your choice.
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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 5, 2015.
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January 8, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with your Family. Two wonderful Lady's lost in our family's this year!
Betty Sinclair. Harry
January 7, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Collins Family. I remember your Mom very well and always thought she was such a smartly dressed and warm hearted person. Gary & Carol, I know what you are going through losing your Mother. I was so glad to see you both last October. My prayers are with you all.
Janice(Wylie) & Ron Ortoleva
January 5, 2015
Dear Collins family! I'am very sorry to hear about your Mom, she was a wonderful 'lady'. Dad and her were quite a pair of cousins! Rest in peace Evelyn. Betty ( Sinclair) Harry
January 5, 2015
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all the family. It was a pleasure to have known Evelyn. My prayers are with you.
Rose Bernauer
January 5, 2015
It was our great pleasure to have met Ev through Brian ,Patty and Morty at different gatherings over the years. A wonderful and gracious lady who a delight to know. Our sincere sympathy to you, The Collins Family and to Brian, (friends of Pat and Mortys).
Grace and Brian Kent
January 5, 2015
Our hearts and prayers are with the families. Evelyn lived a wonderful life. She brought a elegant persona to our Church. She will be missed. But her foot steps are on the road to her Lord.
Ken and Jenny McBride
January 5, 2015
To the Collins Family: My mother enjoyed her friendship with Ev for many years & will miss the cheerful chats on the phone. I too have happy memories of your mother & dad in Winchester. On behalf of my mother, Ethel Mussell and the Mussell family, our deepest sympathy.
Mary Mussell
January 5, 2015
Dear Collins family,
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought she was such a "beautiful" looking lady. May she rest in peace and your lives be filled with wonderful memories.

Kind regards,
Cheryl Droppo-Holmes
January 5, 2015
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Pat & Dave Cole
January 5, 2015
Garry and Family.
Sorry to here of you mothers passing.
Howard & Carolyn Henry
January 5, 2015
I had the pleasure of knowing both Bill and Ev in the 70s when they were members of the Winchester United Church Choir. Their joy of life and family was always most heart-warming to see and share. They were most welcoming and loving. I visited Ev just a few years ago here in Ottawa and that same joy was still there.
My sympathy is extended to each and every one of the Collins family.
Barbara Clark
January 5, 2015
Our deepest condolences on a beautiful life lost.
Britannia Church
January 5, 2015
Dear Dianne, Earl & family: I know the passing of this beautiful person, although expected, will still be a shock and leave a gaping hole in your hearts. You have so many years of love and memories of a great Mom/Grandmom, GGGrandmom etc. to reflect on and eventually you will smile as these cherished moments come back to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bud & Betty Lusk
January 5, 2015
Dear Collins Family; Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss of a beautiful lady. Marg Tyers BUC
January 5, 2015
My condolences to the Collins family.
Betty Anne Christie
January 5, 2015
Dear Collins Family & Brian,
We extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious loved one. We so enjoyed her presence at BUC. She often sat behind us and I (P) used to turn around after her singing a hymn and tell her I had an angel on my shoulder. One of the sweetest souls we've ever met. You'll find great comfort in the legacy of love that she has left behind. We keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Paulette & Hubert Frenken
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