Passing of Jim Collins

COLLINS, James (Jim) Passed away peacefully at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side, on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the age of 71. Loving husband for 47 years to Mary (Timmins). Dear father of Rick and his wife Christina and their children, Ryan and Carolyn of Kamloops, BC and of Lisa McDonald and her son Foster of Kitchener. Survived by his brother John Collins (Diane). Predeceased by his parents Reginald Collins and Ruth (Corbin). Will be remembered by many other family members and friends. Jim was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus of St. Marks, a life member of the KW Optimist Club, a member of the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, a Kitchener Rangers Billet for 20 years, a die-hard Red Wings fan and had enjoyed many years at his cottage at Lake Bellwood. Jim was employed as a salesman with Vachon for many years until his retirement. Friends may call at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre , 1001 Ottawa St. S, Kitchener on Friday, January 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where parish prayers will be recited at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 30th at St. Mark’s Catholic Church 55 Driftwood Dr., Kitchener at 10:00 a.m. with Father Don Sanvido officiating. Reception to follow at the Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre. Donations may be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church Building Fund or the Ronald McDonald House through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to