Re: Obit: COLLINS, Ross


The old spelling of Parrsboro Shore continues to be used by the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society (P.O. Box 98, Parrsboro, N.S., B0M 1S0) which for some time has been accepting donations in support of the restoration of the Ottawa House Museum, the former summer residence of Sir Charles Tupper, the last of the "Fathers of Confederation" and of the pre-confederation politicians of Canada.

J A Alexander

----- Original Message -----
From: David Winter
To: nscumber
Sent: Saturday, 22 January, 2011 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nscumber] Obit: COLLINS, Ross


I have an undated note in my file from the late Jack Wagstaff who also
volunteered with the Age of Sail Museum.

I have him as Ross Keith but he may have also changed the spelling of Keith
as well. Parrsborough Shore is also an old spelling of Parrsboro Shore not
used for some time. Officially, I believe the Age of Sail Museum is located
in Ward¹s Brook, not Port Greville.

Dave: Here is the John Collins line as filled in by Ohra Colins, wife of
Ross Colins. Ross changed the spelling from Collins to Colins. He is the
only member of the family (of the siblings ) that has done this. - Jack

On 1/21/11 11:53 PM, "Eric Keys" <keysie@...> wrote:

> *I adjusted the spelling of Kieth to Keith in this obit. Colins should
> be Collins. I have some problems matching the children in the parents
> obits with the one's in Ross' notice. - Eric
> *
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> *Ross Colins */"Keith Collins"/**1937 - 2011
> Colins, Ross "Keith Collins" -- 73, of Wards Brook, passed away Friday,
> January 21, 2011 at home. Born on the Parrsborough Shore, he was a son
> of the late Alden and Jessie (Lewis) Collins. Ross served in the 2nd
> Canadian Guard [Honorable Discharge], spent 25 years raising his family
> and working with horses in Okotoks, Alta. He was a life member of the
> American Saddle Bred Association and President of the Calgary and
> District Association, as well as peoples warden with St. Peter's
> Anglican Church. He returned to Parrsboro in 1982, where he operated the
> Deli for 25 years with his wife, Ohra. His deep pride and love for local
> heritage lead him with support from friends, family and community to
> help found the Age of Sail Heritage Museum in Port Greville, where he
> served as president for many years. Ross was also active in local
> projects such as the Ecumenical Sunday School, the Living Christmas Tree
> and other such community activities. He is survived by his wife, the
> former Ohra Kelly; a daughter, Oralee O'Byrne (Jeff), Wharton; sons,
> Ross Jr., Port Greville; John (Lynn), Okotoks; grandsons, Kyle, Cory,
> Warren, Micheal, Richard, James and Andrew; sisters, Marion Lewis,
> Margaret O'Flaherety; brothers, George (Linda), Paul (Janice), Ken
> (Claudia) and extended family. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamie;
> sisters, Patricia and Freda; brother, Murray. A memorial service will be
> held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Age of Sail Museum, Port
> Greville. Refreshments will follow. Memorial donations may be made to
> the Age of Sail Heritage Museum, Port Greville.
> [Friday, 21-January-2011 S W Smith Funeral Home, Parrsboro NS]
> [collected by EMKeys 2011-01-21]
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Previously posted, his father:
> =======================
> Chronicle Herald, Saturday, April 7, 1973; Reel #6023, PANS, Halifax, NS
> OBITUARY - John Collins
> Parrsboro Shore - John A. Collins, 62, of Parrsboro Shore died Thursday
> at Plaster Rock, NB. Born at Parrsboro Shore, he was a son of John and
> Edna (Morris) Collins. He was employed with Fraser Lumber Company.
> Surviving besides his parents are five sons, Murray, Toronto; Keith and
> Maxwell, both of Calgary; Paul, Ottawa; Wayne, Waltham, Mass.; three
> daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Danny Goodwin), Waltham; Freda (Mrs. Warren
> MacDonald), and Sharon, both of Calgary; a sister, Gretchen (Mrs.
> Darrell Johnson), New Salem, Cumberland County; and four brothers,
> Willis, Spencer's Island; Kenneth, Amherst; Leonard, Dartmouth; and
> Loroway, Parrsboro Shore. The body is at Smith's
> Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will be held Sunday at 4
> p.m.. Rev. David Way will officiate, assisted by Rev. Hazen Bezanson.
> Burial will be in Allenville Cemetery.
> [Source: Dave Winter; 18 Mar 2009]
> =======================
> Previously posted, his mother:
> =============================
> Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1963; Reel #5904, PANS, Halifax, N.S.
> OBITUARY - Mrs. Bernice Collins
> Amherst - The death of Mrs. Bernice Collins occurred Tuesday at 29 East
> Pleasant Street. She was 48. Surviving are daughters, Marian, in
> Ontario; Freda (Mrs. Warren MacDonald) and Margaret, both of Calgary,
> and Patricia in Hudson, Me; sons, Murray in Ontario, Paul with the
> Canadian Army in Winnipeg; Wayne, Lakeside, Halifax County; and Max, at
> home. The remains are resting at Campbell's Funeral Home. Funeral
> service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Anglican
> cemetery.
> [Source: Dave Winter; 18 Mar 2009]
> =============================
> Amherst Daily News, Tuesday, July 9, 1963; Reel #2724, PANS, Halifax, NS
> FUNERAL - Bernice Jessie Collins
> Friends of Bernice Jessie Collins were saddened to learn of her death
> here early Tuesday, June 25th. Mrs. Collins had been a residence of this
> area for many years and will be greatly missed by her many friends and
> neighbors. Mrs. Collins was born at Advocate, October 25th, 1913, the
> daughter of the late Oliver and Jessie Lewis. Surviving are five sons
> and four daughters, Marian and Murray of Toronto, Ont.; Patricia (Mrs.
> Dennis Goodwin) of Hudson, Mass.; Freda (Mrs. Warren McDonald), Margaret
> and Keith of Calgary, Alb.; Maxwell at home; Paul of 2-RCHA, Winnipeg,
> Man.; and Wayne of Halifax. Two brothers and one sister also survive,
> John of Brookfield; Cecil of Ward's Brook; Myrtle of Toronto; One
> brother, Fred of Toronto predeceased her in December 1959. Seven
> grandsons and four granddaughters also survive. Funeral service was held
> at Campbell's Funeral Home Thursday, June 27th. Venerable Archdeacon
> J.E. Sheehy conducted the service at which Christ Church Choir sang:
> "Lead Kindly Light" and " Cast Thy Cares On Jesus". Pall bearers were
> sons, Murray, Keith, Paul and Wayne, brother, Cecil and son-in-law,
> Dennis; Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery, Amherst. (I didn't copy
> the lengthy floral tribute list of names.)
> [Source: Dave Winter, 18 Mar 2009]
> =============================
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