John “Rip” Coll

A photo of John “Rip” Coll


A Graveside Service will be held
in the Morpeth Cemetery on
Saturday December 29, 2018
at 1:30 p.m. and will be
followed by a reception at
the Morpeth Hall.

John Carmen “Rip” Coll of Morpeth passed away at home on Thursday December 20, 2018 at the age of 85 years. He was the last surviving member of his family, having been predeceased by his parents Carmen & Bertha (McMillan) Coll and by his sisters Carole Johnston, Donna & Doug Tippin and Shirley Tompkins. He is survived by his brother-in-law Bob Johnston of Ridgetown.

John was a long time employee of Union Gas where he worked on pipelines. On April 9, 1960 he married the love of his life Betty (Laing) and began a journey that would span over 58 years. Together they raised three children who they were extremely proud of; Darren Coll & Artis of Chatham, Deanne Glassford & Kevin Vince of Chatham and Kristina Coll of Morpeth. They were also blessed with their grandchildren Holly & Eric Jamieson, Christopher Glassford & Amber, Amber & Sean Vanderiviere, Ashley Glassford, Laura & Geoffrey Vince and to make a good life even better, they have twelve great-grandchildren. To John there was nothing better than to come home at the end of a long day and be surrounded by the people who loved him the most.

In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. On Saturday December 29, 2018 family and friends are invited to gather at 1:30 in the Morpeth Cemetery for a graveside service which will be followed by a reception at the Morpeth Hall.

Friends wishing to remember John with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Diabetes Association or the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

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Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time of loss . I have known your family for many years and Jack was a great man to know. Your neighbor, Terry and Joy Dunlop

Betty and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Betty and family So sorry for your loss.

So sorry to you all for your loss . Our prayers and thoughts are with you

The heartbreak I faced over the last few days watching as the life in the man that CHOSE to be my mother's father and my grandfather had faded had been incredible. Every word I wanted to say to him while he was vocal and coherent, I couldn't let leave my mouth as it would prompt the stream of endless tears. I could only seem to choke out " I love you Papa". I can only imagine the pain and heartache that haunts the rest of my family and my Papa's closest friends in these times. On behalf of myself, Amber Howlett and our kids (Rip's Great-Grand-kids) we offer our condolences to anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting the special man we call Papa. We appreciate the continued support and well-wishes as well as the condolences you've all left for us on this page as well as on Facebook and Social Media.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers with you all.

Hello Betty. Leroy and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

To the the Coll Family We send our sincerest condolences on the passing of Rip. Our thoughts are with you at the sad time. Dayle and Donna

Betty, Darren, Deanne and Tina, so sorry to hear of Rip's passing. He was sick for such a long time, at least now there is no more suffering. He will be missed. Cherish the good memories and I think we all have some fun memories of Rip.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family today. There was always a story, a joke, or memory when we crossed paths with Rip. You will be missed old friend.

Dear Rip. You were always friendly to us as we grew up . We have great respect for you now and always. Rest in peace Rip. It was great knowing you. Bill and Treena.

Betty, Darren, Deanne, Kristina and families, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your partner, father and grandfather. “Rip” was always ready with a story and a laugh, and will be dearly missed by the community. Bill & Cindy

betty and family.. so sorry to read of your loss.. our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family.

Betty and family, Benand I are so very sorry for yiur loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Dear Betty, Tina and family: Our sincere condolences on your loss. It is never easy to say goodbye. Cherish the memories of the life you shared...he will be in your hearts forever. Hugs, Bill and Junne Jenkins

Betty , Tina and family. Very sorry for your loss Xxo Love from all the Hoskins

Betty, Tina and family We are so very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy Kaye & Fred

Keeping your entire family in our Thoughts & Prayers during this very difficult time.Just remember to hold all of your precious memories near in your heart and always remember he is watching down over you. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. Take Care, Todd, Lesa (Rumble) Natasha & Kyle

Our sincere condolences.

Betty & Family: I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. My husband Garry always enjoyed visiting with him at the bowling alley back in the days when both of them could bowl. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during this difficult and sad time.

Betty and Family So sorry to read of "Rip" John's death. Always hard to lose your long time mate. Treasure all your fun memories. Pat (Lunn) Tiffin, Thamesville

Dear Tina and family, So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Treasure your many wonderful memories and may god grant you the strength you will need for the coming days. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alan & Barb Holden