John W. Collins Jr.

Hello Carolyn,

I don't know if this is the John W. Collins Jr. that you're talking about, but the following obituary lists a deceased husband, John W. Collins and a surviving son John.

Oct. 8, 1996 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
COLLINS, Edwina (Winnie) - 90, Gables Lodge, Amherst, died October 6, 1996, in the lodge. Born in Chignecto, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Reading) McLellan. She was a member of Maccan United Church and a former member of the Women's Institute and the UCW. Surviving are daughters, Frances Dunlop, Amherst; Alice Dwyer, Maccan; ***son, John***, Amherst; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was ***predeceased by her husband, John W.***; son, Laurie; sisters, Frances McLellan, Clara DesRoches; brothers, Raymond, Harry, Edward, Walter; grandchildren, Perry and Laurie Collins; great-grandchildren, Tammy Rolfe, James and John Kempt. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Allan Griffin officiating. Burial in Amherst Cemetery. Donations to any charity.


From: Carolyn Simpson <carolynsimpson@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:52:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nscumber] Obit (1989) - James Edward Collins

Hi Dave,

I wish I could sort out the children! Some are easy but the others, not so much.

>From Evelyn's 2003 obit:
- Collins: Rose, James (~1958-1989), Perry (dec)
- White: Terry, Henry/Harry, Stephan
- Rhindress: Jason, Ronnie
- no surname: Marjorie, Linda, Karen

>From Alexander's 1973 obit:
- no surname: Rose, [not mentioned: James who would have been living with his grandparents as per his obit], [not mentioned: Perry, either deceased or living with a relative?], Terry, Henry/Harry, Stephan, [Jason & Ronnie came from Evelyn's marriage after Alexander's death], [not mentioned: Marjorie], Linda, Karen, Bruce [who is not named in Evelyn's obit]

The best info is in Evelyn's obit but still leaves a lot of questions.

And another question I have is regarding Perry Collins. There is a nine-year-old boy by that name who died in 1967 who is s/o John W. Collins, Jr, but would be about the right age for a son of Evelyn's. Do you have any idea who this John W. Collins, Jr, is? Is he perhaps related to Evelyn and raising her child? A long shot for sure but I can't find any other record of a death for her son.

-- Carolyn

----- Original Message -----
From: David Winter
To: nscumber
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nscumber] Obit (1989) - James Edward Collins


Thanks. Dorothy Grace (Spicer) Collins was my father¹s 1st cousin.

Her daughter, Evelyn Mae Collins was in one relationship for James Edward
Collins plus 2 marriages.

Have you tried to figure out all the children as to who¹s who?


Published in The Citizen; July 26, 2003
OBITUARY - Evelyn Mae Rhindress
New Glasgow - Evelyn Mae (Collins) Rhindress, age 60, of New Glasgow, N.S.,
formerly of Amherst, passed away on July 19, 2003 at Cumberland Regional
Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, N.S. Born in Maccan, December 21, 1942,
she was a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Spicer) Collins. Evelyn
is survived by her husband, Robert Rhindress; four daughters, Rose Collins
of Oshawa, Ont., Marjorie Richards and Linda (Dave) Darragh, both of
Amherst; and Karen (Travis) Maclean of Edmonton, Alb.; six sons, Terry
(Michelle) White, Harry (Georgena) White, Stephan White and Jason Rhindress,
all of Amherst, and Ronnie Rhindress of Moncton, N.B.; three sisters, Muriel
(Ron) Farrer, Audrey (David) Richards and Gail Roberts; four brothers, Eddie
Collins, Bill Collins, Herb Collins and Peter Spicer; 10 grandchildren, 11
great grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander White; sons, James
Collins and Perry Collins; sister, Kate Bristol; and brother, Archie
Collins. Resting at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, N.S.,
(667-9906) visiting was on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
service will be held Monday, July 21 at 11 a.m. from Campbell's Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Maccan
United Cemetery. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to the charity of
the donor's choice.

Source: Dave Winter, 11 Mar 2012

On 11/09/12 6:05 PM, "Carolyn Simpson" <carolynsimpson@...> wrote:

> Not sure if this has been posted before or not, but perhaps someone can use
> it.
> COLLINS, James Edward - 31, Chilliwack, B.C., died Friday as the result of a
> motor vehicle accident. Born in Maccan, he was a son of Evelyn (Rhindress)
> Collins. He was a computer science graduate and was self-employed in the
> siding business. He is survived by his wife, the former Patsy Belangier; two
> daughters, Mandie and Shannon, both at home; two sons, Jason and Shawn, both
> at home; three sisters, Rose Collins, River Hebert; Linda Darrah and Marjorie
> Richards, both of Amherst; four brothers, Terry White, Ronnie Rhindress, Jason
> Rhindress, all of Amherst; Henry White, Toronto; several nieces and nephews.
> He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Collins,
> who raised him.
> Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, NS, published Monday, August 28, 1989 p.11
> [collected Carolyn Simpson]
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