Re: Obit (1989) - James Edward Collins

Hi Carolyn:

Like you, I still have many unanswered relationships to still figure out in
this family. I was trying to compare notes to see if anyone else came to the
same conclusions.

Charles Edward Collins was previously married to Isobel ³Bella² Vance with
issue of a son, Kenneth Collins. I don¹t think Charles had a legal divorce
from Bella Vance to legally remarry Dorothy Spicer; thus some of Dorothy¹s
children are Spicer and some are Collins but believe Charles is the birth
father to all of them.

There were two ³Perry² Collins¹ deaths.

(A) Perry Collins, s/o Charles Collins and Dorothy Spicer:
NSARM Cumberland Deaths, 1947; Page #6579
Perry Collins, Infant, Maccan
Born 21 Apr 1947, Maccan
Died 18 Dec 1947, Maccan, age 0/7/28, of Pneumonia
S/o Charles Collins, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Dorothy Spicer, Port
Greville, N.S.
Informant; Charles Collins, Maccan, Father
Buried 20 Dec 1947, Maccan

Source: Dave Winter, 11 Mar 2012
Perhaps Evelyn Mae named one of her sons Perry after her brother who died in

(B) Charles Edward Collins had a younger brother, John William ³Casey²
Collins Sr. Casey and his wife, Edwena McLellan had a son, John William
Collins Jr. The Perry Collins you mentioned was John William Collins Jr. and
his wife, Clara Bessie Hicks¹ son, Perry Jeffrey Collins:
Source of death: "Some Cumberland Co. Cemeteries" by Susan A. Hill, pg. 30.
grave site #A118.

Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1967; Reel #5953, PANS, Halifax, N.S.
³Nine Year Old Boy Drowns At Maccan" Amherst - Perry Jeffrey Collins,
nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Collins, Jr., Maccan, drowned
yesterday afternoon in the Maccan River. The coroner, Dr. Henry Meyers,
Amherst, said the boy apparently fell over a bank into the river on his way
home from swimming. Surviving besides his parents are paternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Collins, Sr., Maccan; four sisters, Carol, Mary, Jean
and Heather, all at home; and two brothers, Roy and Frank, also at home. The
body is at the home, Maccan. Funeral service will be held there Thursday at
2 p.m. Burial will be in the Maccan Cemetery.²

Source: Dave Winter , 11 Mar 2012

On 13/09/12 10:52 AM, "Carolyn Simpson" <carolynsimpson@...> wrote:

> 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
> Carolyn:
> 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?
> Thanks
> Dave
> ===========
> 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
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> On 11/09/12 6:05 PM, "Carolyn Simpson" <carolynsimpson@...
> <> > wrote:
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>> > Not sure if this has been posted before or not, but perhaps someone can >>
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>> > COLLINS, James Edward - 31, Chilliwack, B.C., died Friday as the result of
>> > 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, >>
>> > 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.
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>> > Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, NS, published Monday, August 28, 1989 p.11
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