Jim Collins

A photo of Jim Collins


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday August 13, 2018
1:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday August 12, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

James D Collins, born in Erieau on August 3, 1942 passed away surrounded by his family on August 8, 2018 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia after a fight with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his daughters  Renee (Jean) Bechard, Tami (Eugene) Cury, Charlene (Joe) Vanbavel, Joni (Roland Brown) Warren , Sandy (Brian) Lee, Eileen (John) VanDusen, Jami Gratton, Bonny Cameron and Lori (Blake Morrison) Chapman and by his sons Jimmy Collins, David (Sheri) Warren, and Gerald (Joanne) Warren. Also survived by his brothers Albert (Evelyn) Collins, Larry (BettyAnne) Collins, brother in law Richard McIlroy, his sister Sheila Tideman and sister in law Marcella Kenty. He was a grandfather to many and most recently became a great-grandfather to Benny and Alexis Layne. Predeceased by his wife Donna Collins, parents Dorothy and Bill Collins, sisters Margaret McIlroy and Barbara Maynard, brother Jack Collins, brother in law Rick Tideman and son James Warren.

Jim loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt and especially loved to fish. He enjoyed spending time at his trailer at The Summer Place where he could be found cruising around on his golf cart, stopping in to chat with his many friends. He was touched by the number of phone calls and the support that he received in return while he was in the hospital these last few weeks. He was fortunate to have spent this summer out on the lake with his fishing buddy Jeanno, bringing home the pickerel limits.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Sunday where visitation will be held from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Tim Joyce will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday August 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation will follow and a private family interment will take place in Pardoville Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Jim with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Cancer Society.

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Renee & family, We are so very sorry to hear of Jim passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I’m going to miss talking to Jim at the trailer and who’s going to challenge me to a game of cribbage, you will be missed my condolences Dave,Sharri and the entire famly

I am so sorry for your loss, Jim was a really good guy, knew him most of my life..

My sympathies on the passing of Jim. I had the opportunity to meet him a few times as he shared stories and laughs. Warmest Regards, Andrew Stewart (cousin)

Larry & Betty Ann-My deepest sympathies in the loss of your brother. RIP

Condolence to the family. Jim was a fine gentleman who I worked with at Laidlaw Transport. R. I.P.

Thought and prayers to the family had good times camping with Jim and Donna at Rondeau Shores. Our condolences RIP Jim.

Sorry to about Jim's passing. Jim and Donna where great neighbor's when we camped at Rondeau Shores. I never forget the fish frys he put on at the campground to raise funds for cancer.

Sending prayers and sincere condolences to all in this your time of sorrow. We are here if you need anything, please let us know.

Jim will be greatly missed by everyone he met, his friends and especially his family. He was an all around amazing human and one of the wisest souls. May Jim’s legacy of wisdom, integrity and courage go on forever. ❤️✨

Will miss you Dad...i am sorry i can't be there..but my heart is there..love you always ..codolences to all of our family ♡♡