GARY ALFRED COLLINS
June 12, 1936 - June 21, 2015
Gary passed peacefully in the emergency department of the Haliburton Hospital. Gary will be deeply missed and forever loved by Pat, his wife of 35 years. We were two peas in a pod. Gary leaves his dear brother Ken and family, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joan and Tony and family and many friends and neighbours. Gary was born and raised in East York, obtained his CA degree and worked at and retired from Revenue Canada. In his early years, Gary was very active in sports and won many trophies for tennis and badminton, he was instrumental in creating the Dentonia Park Tennis Club, founder of the Outing Club of East York, CANSI ski instructor, voracious reader, philatelist having won many awards and a talented artist. So many friends enjoyed talking with Gary on a wide variety of mutual interests. Gary and I worked side by side creating our dream log home including his beautiful gardens. He spent his final days at our log home enjoying the sunshine on the deck wearing his Tilley hat.
As Gary requested, cremation has taken place and a memorial party will be held at a later date.
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Published in Toronto Star on Jun. 27, 2015.