John Wesley COLLINS

When Irish eyes are smiling,

Sure they steal your heart away!

John passed away January 10, 2014 at Penticton, BC. Born in Saskatoon January 16, 1928, John grew up in Gladstone and Winnipeg. He worked in Winnipeg for the CN Railway and Retail Credit Corporation, and in Regina for Dunlop Tire and General Tire. He also owned Combined Sales and Service in Regina.

Later, John and Betty lived on an acreage near Regina where he enjoyed his greenhouse, garden and horses. John appreciated the opportunity to explore new interests while he lived in Qualicum Beach and Penticton. He especially enjoyed golfing, curling, baking and singing. John was a former member of the Banner and Corinthian Masonic Lodges and the Wa Wa Shriners.

John’s vitality will live on with his wife Betty, his children Wayne, Jacquelyn, Tim and Maureen, as well as 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, his sisters

Mildred Gillespie and Irene Smith and brother Jim

(Willina). He is predeceased by his parents Caroline and William, and brothers William and Clarence (Pat).

A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.


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