Obit: COLLICOTT, Gilbert

Gilbert Collicott
November 15, 1936 - February 13, 2015

Obituary 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gil
Collicott, age 78, of Amherst on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Born November 15, 1936 in St. Stephens, NB, he was the eldest son of the
late Manus and Edna (Lutwick) Collicott.
Gil was a native Maritimer, and lived much of his life near the Bay of
Fundy; he transplanted to Amherst in 1967. Most of his working life was in
the visual arts. An award-wining professional photographer, He was a
lifetime member of the Maritime Professional Photographers Association,
Professional Photographers of Canada.

Was active in the local community and volunteered his time in many ways.

Gil was a member of the Amherst Rotary Club, in particular devoting much
time and love to their support of Camp Tidnish, and was a recipient of their
Lifetime Achievement Award.

Having taken early medical retirement, he pursued his other passions,
drawing and watercolour painting. Gil led workshops and painting groups for
experience and education. Famous for his frog paintings, his works have been
on exhibit in many venues and group showings, such as the Cumberland County
Museum and Owens Art Gallery. A founding member of the , he was well known
in the community for generously donating his paintings to local auctions,
and much of his work is scattered around Cumberland County.

He was a faithful, active member of Trinity St. Stephen¹s United Church,
Amherst, where also sang in the choir for many years. Since 1985, he was
also a volunteer at Berwick United Church Camp where he made was a
well-known fixture and many long lasting friendships.

Music was an important part of Gil¹s life, being a member of singing, music
and theatre groups through the years, as well as bringing his harmonicas to
campfires across the Maritimes. Most recently he greatly enjoyed his time
singing with ³the Fellas².

Gil will be lovingly remembered by his sons: Trevor, Amherst; Brad (Diane),
Toronto; and John (Nicole) Oxford; beloved grandchildren: Maggie, Ian,
Mitchell and Michael; brothers, Herb (Betty), Moose Jaw, SK and Leslie
(Marion), Deep River, ON; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family
and many friends.

Gil was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Boucher); sisters Alta
(Rodgerson) and Elda (Johnson); as well as brothers, Manus Jr. and Winston.

As per Gil¹s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care and direction
of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst (667-9906).

Funeral service to celebrate Gil¹s life will be held on Saturday, February
21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity St. Stephen¹s United Church, Amherst with
Rev. Nigel Weaver officiating.
Reception will follow in the Burgess hall.

Interment will take place at a later date in the Amherst Cemetery.

[Collected by DAW, 17 Feb 2015]