Jack Collins

JACK – COLLINS

Dad passed away

peacefully on March 20th at the Vernon Jubilee

Hospital in Vernon, BC at the age of 70. His loving wife of 12 years, Marlene, and his son Jeff were both at his side. He struggled with many health issues due to a heart valve

replacement in 2004, but despite all of his

challenges he was not the sort of a man to

complain. He is survived by many. He touched the lives of many people in his personal life and also in his professional life. Many people in the Pembina Valley in Manitoba will

remember him as a person who worked tirelessly and was able to solve tax issues in a way that no one else would ever attempt. Despite personal tragedies Dad always found

solace in places or in people. He had great affection for the years he operated the gas station atop the Coquihala

Connector. He would invite travel weary customers up to his suite for a meal and a conversation and made many friends. He gave more than he ever received and we will all remember this characteristic of a truly gentle and kind man.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Kelowna over the Easter weekend. For more information email j_emmett_collins@hotmail.ca.