Mary COLLINS

COLLINS, Mary Anderson born October 21, 1921 in Fort Williams, Ontario and passed away on December 23, 2013 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC. Mary graduated as a registered nurse from McKeller Hospital in Fort Williams in 1942. She had a long and accomplished career working in many provinces in numerous roles; R.N., Head Nurse, and Supervisor. She was the first Head Nurse of the new cardiac program at the Royal Columbian Hospital. Mary will be remembered for her inner strength, kind heart, generosity and strong opinions. She loved life, enjoyed lively discussions, diverse reading and all animals. Mary was also an excellent cook and hostess, loved a good party and the occasional visit to the casino. Mary is predeceased by her parents Edward (1923) and Annie (1925) Frankland, her husband Robert (2005) and her twin sons Rick (1999) and Bobby (2007). She is survived by her grand daughters Lesley, Dawn and Tisha Collins. Mary will be missed by her good friends Joan Bulger, Wiebke Haman, Anna Marie Chang (also her caregiver), Jean Anderson and Molly her cat. Mary will be fondly remembered for doing it “her way.” Arrangements will be according to Mary’s wishes.


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