BettyAnn Collins

A photo of BettyAnn Collins

Elizabeth “BettyAnn” Collins of Erieau, passed away on July 16, 2021 peacefully at home with her loved ones. BettyAnn was born on October 11, 1946 to her late parents Edward “Peter” and Mary Girard. Survived by brother John Girard and predeceased brother Pete ( Barb).

She met her catch of a lifetime, Larry Collins, when she was just fifteen years old. Best friends and soulmates, they raised their two sons Larry Jr (Mary Jane) of Blenheim and Bob (Tracey) of Erieau.  BettyAnn was a horse enthusiast, loved all animals (especially the many Airedales she welcomed into her home).  She had a sense of humour that could brighten anyone’s day and did she ever love to joke and have a good time.  She was excellent in the kitchen with both baking and cooking; just ask her grandkids … they were there every Sunday.  She had many friends and enjoyed time with her packer girls and coffee get togethers. BettyAnn was always busy whether it was playing the guitar, grooming dogs or horseback riding.  She will be missed by her sons Larry and Bob, brother John Girard, grandchildren Cassandra (Matt), Devon (Kelsea), Josh (Leah), Carrie (Joe), Luke and Joel, her great grandchildren Paylie, Madison, Jaxsyn, Cooper, Brennon, Conner, Logan, Olivia and Charlson and her nieces Chrystal Girard (Jeff) of Blenheim, Elisha and Misty.  She will be missed dearly by her extended family and faithful companions Stella and Winston.

We would like to thank Dr. Clendenning, primary nurse Karen and her entire palliative care team for the wonderful care she received.

There will be no funeral.  The family will have a private gathering and do a Sunday dinner just as BettyAnn would have wanted.

For those wishing to make a donation in her memory, please consider the Erieau Firefighters Association, St.Paul’s Anglican Church or the Pet & Wildlife Rescue.

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I just learned of BettyAnn’s passing. Larry, please accept my condolences. I am sorry for your loss. It was almost 4 ago that my wife and I visited you and BettyAnn and met your two Airedale dogs. I got my first from her in 1987 if memory serves and I have great memories of visiting the two of you and picking out a puppy, RIP BettyAnn.

On behalf of the Stewart family, condolences to the family on the passing of Betty Ann.

Sorry for your loss Larry and family

Larry I so sorry.

Larry I so sorry.

My Dear Friends - my Heart breaks for you all. The ones we Love never really leave us , they are with us every moment. BettyAnn is never more than a Memory away.

The world is a little less brighter now without BettyAnne in it. She was a funny, warm hearted, sharp as a tack, irreplaceable woman that will be missed by so very many, myself included. She leaves behind an amazing legacy of memories, stories and most importantly, her family. Truly an Erieau treasure. Larry and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Bob and family, We are sending our condolences. Thinking of you all at this time.

we want to offer our sympathy to Larry and family, thinking of you all she was a great lady and will be missed. RIP BettyAnn.

Sorry To hear the passing of your Mom Larry Jr. . She was a beautiful lady inside and out . Always had a smile . She will be truly missed 💕

So sorry for your loss

Pam and I send our condolences on Betty Ann's passing Prayers to the family.

Bob, Cassie, Matt & family Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Sincere condolences. Carla, Brian Babkirk & family

To all of Betty Ann and Larry’s families my condolences to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful person. May God give comfort to your family. R.I.P.

Larry and family, My God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. Cherish all of your precious memories. Thinking of you.

Larry and family My condolences to you and family. Don and I would meet you and BettyAnn whether at the grocery store or greatview orchards. Thoughts and prayers for you and family. Carol Boylan

Sorry to her about Aunt Betty Anne…..Thinking of you Uncle Larry, Knobber and Lil Larry. Betty Anne really was a great lady…..I am remembering her great laugh and all the good times I had at your house. Good memories. RELISH the good memories. John

We were saddened to hear of Betty Ann's passing. We were friends during her horse show days. Our condolences to the family.

Larry & family So very sorry to hear of BettyAnn’s passing She always had a smile on her face & it was a pleasure chatting with her from time to time. You will miss her dearly! Hoping all the wonderful memories will help you find peace . Marg & Jeff

Our condolences to all the family, sorry for your loss.

Larry and family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for you all at this sad time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

BettyAnn was one of my best friends in the world, we spent so much time together, we laughed, we cried, we hugged..We went thru wonderful and sad times, just as great friends do. I will miss my special friend. Knowing her pain is gone and she is with her family that left before her, does give me some peace with her passing. She had a wonderful husband and family that she was always there for them, just like she was for her friends. Love you BettyAnn

Our condolences to all the family. Thoughts and prayers.

Larry, Bob and the Collins family Betty Ann Was a kind and thoughtful lady. Sorry for your loss. My sincerely condolences.

Our condolences to all the families at this time of sorrow. Terry and I knew Betty Ann for many years and share a lot of great memories. Joy and Terry Dunlop

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person and a great neighbor. My deepest sympathy for Big Larry and the entire Collins family.

Larry an Bob sorry for your lost prayers to family

Our condolences to Larry and family for your loss. Another ray of sunshine is gone and I think that is what will be missed the most......that and her smile!!!

So sad to read of BettyAnn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP BettyAnn.

My sincerest condolences and my thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and family for your loss of Betty Ann. I first met Betty Ann and Larry at a couple of barbecues a few years ago and I always enjoyed her humor. Betty Ann was a very nice, warm hearted lady. Rest in Peace Betty Ann. Karen Ouellette

My condolences to her husband Larry and BettyAnn's family. She was definitely a rarity and such a kind soul . Sending love from the Crosby family.