COLLINS, Arnold Gordon


Born June 16, 1933. Passed away suddenly at home on Monday, August 8, 2016 in his 84th year.

Predeceased by his loving wife Agnes of 59 years. Beloved father of Kenneth (Regena), Gordon (Susan), David (Sherri), and Janis Fair (John). Cherished Grandfather of Andrew, Christopher, Katlyn, Jennifer, Katherine, Eric, Brett and Lucas.

Predeceased by his siblings Robert (Olga), Kathleen Hambleton (Robert), Harold (late Ruby), Beulah Bugden (late Neil), Ellard (late Freida), William (Gail), and his parents Alice and James Collins. Brother-in-law of Ruby Grigg (Morley), Bella Cherry (late Russell), the late Virginia Hurtubise (John), and Damaris Barnett (Ron).

He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Arnold was born in Westmeath, Ontario. He was a deacon for many years at First Baptist Church and Parkland Baptist Church. He worked at Algoma Steel for 41 years, retiring 24 years ago. Arnold was an avid outdoorsman.

Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 6 – 9 pm. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10 am. Pastor John Gunn officiating. Interment New Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Parkland Baptist Church would be greatly appreciated. Special thank you to Arnold’s neighbors, especially Tony and Josephine Bortone who have gone above and beyond.

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