52, Victoria Mines

The family of Ronald Gerard Collins regrets to announce his passing on Friday, February 28, 2014, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Sydney, Ronald is the son of Leo and Louise (Kennedy) Collins.

Ron was a loving family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, Theresa and their dog, Darby. An avid outdoorsman, Ron was a talented wood worker, well known in Sydney and area for his storage sheds and custom furniture. A regular walk to the lake for an hour with anyone who would join him was vacation time for Ron. Ron will be missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents, Ronald is survived by his wife, Theresa (Odo); sisters, Marie (John) Savoy and Rosalie (Mark) Worth, Boylston; brothers, Leo (Darlene Crouse), Robert (Glennis), Halifax, and Steve (Nancy); as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ronald is predeceased by a sister, Catherine Anne.
Many thanks to the Palliative care team at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital as well as all the compassionate care workers at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, VON and home care workers.

Visitation for the late Ronald Gerard Collins will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, New Victoria at a later date.

Donations in memory of Ronald may be made to Hospice Palliative Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

Dear Theresa, Leo, Louise and Family Colin, Paula and I were saddened to learn of Ronald's passing. Our hearts sank when we heard the news. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Our memories of your husband, son and brother are that he was a sweet, kind, gentle man that lived life for his family. He was loved and will be missed. ?Each time we embrace a memory, we meet again with those we love for the heart never forgets.? We regret not been able to get to either the wake or funeral but I want you to know that our thoughts were with you all over the past few days. We wish you and your family all the best in the days and weeks to follow.
With love and deepest sympathy, Colin, Paula and Earl Stone

I just wanted to give my condolences to Leo&Louise on the loss of your son. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!!
From:  Phyllis Keating

Leo & Louise Collins & Family: Please accept our sincere condolences and know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. Mike & Doris Laffin

So sorry for your loss.
From:  Winston Harris

Steve, and family. Very sorry to hear of you Ronnie's passing. Take care.
From:  John Evans

Theresa: I am truly sorry for your loss. No one better than God, understands the depth of your pain and can help you cope with your disquieting thoughts. God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Please believe the words of Psalm 34:18 ?Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.? Giving us a fore gleam of Paradise, Jesus said in John 6:40 ?For this is the will of my Father, that everyone that beholds the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him at the last day.? Then, mankind will not be subject to criminals, violence, sickness, accidents, and death. God promised that we will also be at peace with the animals and ?for like the days of a tree will the days of my people be.? (Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 65:21-25; Micah 4:4; Revelation 21:3, 4) May these few scriptures bring you emotional support for the loss of your beloved Ron.
From:  Claire Jospitre

My sincere condolence Theresa. It has been such a difficult time for you but Ronnie's suffering is over. I hope the support of family and friends help you during this horrific time. God Bless you.
Love Reva Sweeney

No words can express how sorry we are for your loss..Your family are in our thoughts and prayers…Sincerely, Joe & Barb Collins

Robert, Glennis, the girls and the rest of Robert's family my condolences on the passing of Ron.
From:  Roberta and Donald Collier

To the Collins Family,,Condolences going out to the Collins Family,on the loss of Ronnie.may he fly high with the angels.God bless.
From:  Donna Gabriel

To Leo & Louise,,So sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing.May you fine comfort in knowing,he is in a better place,with the angels.May he rest in peace.  God Bless.
From:  Raymond & Debi Grace

Sincerely condolences on your loss.
From:  John & Maureen Devine and Family

Steve, Leo & the Collins family, So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From:  Roddie & Susan MacNeil

Words can't express what you and your families are feeling at a time like this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families.
From:  Donna French & Mitchell Campbell