Re: Perry Collins

Well, the age is right. And he would most likely be from Cumb. Co. as they didn’t take them too far from home unless there was a very good reason. I don’t know how long he had been in foster care when he came home but he was about 10 or 11 and he was with us about 2 years. El

From: David Winter
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:11 PM
To: nscumber
Subject: Re: [nscumber] Perry Collins

Hi Eleanor:

I have two separate Collins families in my file; one from the Maccan area
and one from the Parrsboro Shore area. I don’t believe either family is
related to the other.

I have a Kenneth Wayne Collins, born 1946 in Advocate, s/o John Alden
Collins and Bernice Jessie Lewis who was adopted out herself and raised as a
Fraser. Neither parent of Kenneth Wayne Collins (John or Bernice) mention a
spouse in their obits so maybe their marriage broke up and this Kenneth
Wayne Collins was the same Wayne Collins put in foster care with your

Does anything in the two obits below ring a bell?

Allenville Cemetery Photo #5615 by Jack Wagstaff

Chronicle Herald, Saturday, April 7, 1973; Reel #6023, PANS, Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY - John Collins
Parrsboro Shore - John A. Collins, 62, of Parrsboro Shore died Thursday at
Plaster Rock, N.B.
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, 13 Sep 2012
Birth d/o Oliver Lewis and Jessie Lockart; was adopted by George Frazer &
Eudora “Dora” May Morris

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 Cambell's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Thursday at
2 p.m. with interment in the Anglican cemetery.

Source: Dave Winter, 13 Sep 2012
Amherst Daily News, Tuesday, July 9, 1963; Reel #2724, PANS, Halifax, N.S.
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 neighbours.
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, 13 Sep 2012

Bernice Jessie Lewis is survived by a daughter, Marian in Toronto (1963).
John Alden Collins wasn't survived OR predeceased by a daughter, Marian
(1973). Marian may have been Bernice's before she married John OR perhaps
Marian passed away in between those two dates. - Dave W.

I have Marian Lewis born on April 20, 1932 while her mother Jessie Bernice
Lewis and John Alden Collins were married on August 21, 1933 so it looks
like your thesis above might be correct. - Jack W.

On 13/09/12 8:33 PM, "eleanor" <> wrote:

> Just realized what is being discussed here, Collins from Cumb. Co..
> When I was growing up we had a boy from Children’s Aid ( what it was called
> then) fostering at our house. His name was Wayne Collins. I often wondered
> what happened to him. He would be approaching 70 if he is still around. I
> know nothing about his family or circumstances as I was several years younger.
> Somewhere I have a picture of him ( or I think I still have it). Eleanor
> From: Gerry Mattinson
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:12 AM
> To: <>
> Subject: [nscumber] Perry Collins
> Hello again Carolyn,
> You said Perry Collins died in 1967. If you don't his obituary, one was
> published in the Herald on July 19, 1967 for Perry G. Collins (Maccan) -
> unfortunatley I don't have a copy but another lister may have one.
> Gerry
> ________________________________
> From: Carolyn Simpson <>
> To:
> 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
> 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
> ==================================================================
> On 11/09/12 6:05 PM, "Carolyn Simpson" <>
> wrote:
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>> >
>> > 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
>> > 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; >>
>> > 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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