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It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we say goodbye to a loving mom, Nanners, Nan, Sister and sister-in-law. Passed peacefully away at the age of 84 years old, Shirley Collins (Auchinleck).
Predeceased by her loving husband Reginald Walter Collins, Daughter Karla Hepditch, Grandson Kiefer Hepditch, son-in-law Brian Kenny, parents Hugh and Rose (Dwyer), Sister Joan Connolly (Gerry), Brother Austin; Brother in-laws Wayne and Harold; Sister in-laws Alma, Debbie.
Leaving to mourn with memories to last a life time, Daughter Tanis Kenny; Grandchildren: Stacey Denine (Matt), Jason Kenny, Codie Hepditch; Great Grandchildren: Addyson and Emma Rae Denine who she loved and adored. Brothers: Carl, Alexander (Helen), Hugh, Robert, John (Shelby), Christopher; Sisters: Barbara Bailey and Genevieve Hall; Along with a close circle of family and friends.
A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at Ruby Manor Retirement Home for the loving care and compassion they provided. Our Nan never looked for praises, she was never one to boast, and she worked hard for the ones she loved the most. Her dreams were seldom spoke and her wants were few. She was the firm foundation, through all our storms of life, a sturdy hand to hold on to. A true friend we could turn to when times were good or bad, one of our greatest blessings was the woman we called Nan.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, April 21 between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM and then 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Due to Covid-19 regulations the funeral service will be for immediate family only. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to The Gathering Place in Shirley’s name.