Born July 1, 1926
Died January 4, 2009
Verlie Collins, wife of Frank Collins, passed away on January 4, 2009 at Trillium Lodge where she had been a resident for the past four years. Nine days earlier, Frank passed away at their home in Qualicum with the family present. Typical of her fifty-nine years of devoted marriage to Frank, Verlie chose to depart with him. She went into respiratory distress on the day of his memorial service while all the family was gathered and died peacefully with them in attendance two days later. The remarkable experience of their timely deaths was a beautiful testament to their love and loyalty to each other.
Verlie is survived by her children: Andrea, Deborah, Blair (Deb), Margot and four grandsons: Neal, Dmitri, Vaughn and Jeremy.
The family would like to thank the staff at Trillium for their loving care and support for Verlie in her final years.