Captain Wallace William Collins

November 26, 1933 to March 26, 2021


Passed peacefully away at his residence in Tiffany Village on Friday, March 26, at the age of 87 years, Captain Wallace William Collins.  Predeceased by his wife Wilhelmine, sisters Vera, Jacqueline, and Maxine.  Leaving to mourn with loving memories his children Neville (Marilyn), Marina Gillam (Gerald) and Perry (Rosiland), his cherished grandchildren Jamie, Jennifer, Jillian, Shane, Brittany, Danielle, Natasha and Michael, great-grandchildren Julia, Brooklynn, William, Wynter, Emily, Mason, and Madison, sisters Audrey and Maisie, brothers Gordon, Winston, Clayton and Larry, as well as numerous other family members and friends.  Special thanks to Dr. Penton and the staff at Tiffany Village for their compassion and care.

Wallace spent most of his working life at sea on the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador as Captain and a marine pilot.  He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and tending his gardens, and loved family gatherings.

Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, March 30,  from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, while observing Covid 19 protocols.  A memorial service and interment of his and Wilhelmine’s ashes, will be held in Carmanville United Church Cemetery at a later date.   In lieu of flowers a donation in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.



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Neville, Marilyn and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Wallace’s passing. We have fond memories of him and Wilhelmine over the years, may they rest in peace together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the Collins family and especially to Perry and Neville, childhood friends who were so good to come to extend sympathies at the losses of our own parents not long ago. Sandra and I only learned of your Dad’s passing yesterday, and we want to extend our heartfelt condolences. The Collinses were good neighbors to the Stevensons long ago, and the relationship left lasting memories. Dad even learned to smoke salmon in part for “Wall”, to pass on to other ship captains. Very sorry to hear of your sad news, and our sympathies and prayers to all. – Chris & Sandra

To the Collins family. Sorry to hear of Wallace’s passing. Sending condolences from Marjorie and Claude Russell.

Family Of Captain Wallace Collins , Our Prayers and condolences go out to all.,

Neville I was sorry to hear that your Dad had passed.
Thoughts and prayers to your family from ours in this difficult time

Stephen Ryan

Perry, Rosiland, Neville,, Marilyn, Marina and families. So sorry to learn that your Dad has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Keep your memories of him close. Take care.

To the Collins Family:
My deepest condolences on the passing of Capt. Wallace. Capt. Wallace was well respected and a true gentleman. Our families knew each other well. God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.
Glenn Mackey

The Collins Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Wallace was a great backyard neighbor to us for years. We loved his chats and loved getting fresh veggies from his garden. Really missed your mother and father when they moved to Tiffany. We’re sure they are together again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Perry, Ros and the Collins family, sending my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May the wonderful memories of him bring a smile to your face and comfort to you all during this time.

Neville, Marina, Perry, & Families

Our deepest sympathy go out to you all on your Dad’s passing. He was a good friend of ours and whenever they were together, him & Bob always had a good old chat about camping and fshing the rivers to get their salmon every summer! Take care and cherish all the memories of your loved one for they will surely bring you comfort in the days to come!
Bob & Gay White

Collins Families
Sorry to hear of Wallace’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences..
Dave and Linda Goodyear.

Perry and family sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May all the memories of the good times help you all get through this time of sorrow

Collins Family,
Sorry to hear of Wallace’s passing.
Our sincere condolences.

We,re so sorry to hear about your Dads passing.You,re in out thoughts and prayers Perry,Rosiland and the Collins family. Hilda and Doug Summers

Collins Family
We were saddened to learn of Wallace’s passing, but realize he’s now reunited with his beloved Wilhelmine. Both Wilhelmine and Wallace were very special people, being kind and generous to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Brian and Mary (Macdonald) Johnston

Marina, Neville, Perry and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.

Neville and Marilyn- condolences to you both on the passing of Mr. Collins.

Perry, Ros and the Collins family…sincere condolences on the loss of Skipper. What a lovely soul he was!

To Neville, Marilyn and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Dad. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and watch over you in these difficult days.

Sincere condolences to all of the family. With love, your cousin Sheila & family xo

Sincere condolences on Wallace’s passing.

To the Collins

So sorry to hear of Wallace’s passing. We used to see him and Wilhelmine quite often salmon fishing at Springdale. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

I’m so sorry to hear of Wallace’s passing. He was always a favourite of mine, and I remember him and Wilhelmine quite fondly. All my sympathy and hugs to the family.

Molly (Duke and Beulah’s daughter)

Sincere condolences to the Collins families by Larry and Fern Bowne

Perry, Rosiland and family we send our sympathies to you all on the passing of Mr. Collins. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. RIP Mr. Collins

Please accept our sincere sympathy on Wallace’s passing. Billy has fond memories over the years of both Wallace and Wilhelmine.
Bill and Marilyn Collins

Our condolence to the Collin’s family.

Neville, Marina, Perry and families,

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Uncle Wallace’s passing. I have nothing but warm memories as a boy of staying with Aunt Wilhelmine and Uncle Wallace. He was always very kind and generous and I always looked forward to seeing him. As an adult, I learned to admire his humble nature despite such a storied career, and can appreciate the love he had for his family. Our world is a little smaller today and our thoughts are with you all.

Ian and Angela Bonnell
Riverview NB

Marina (Gerald) and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father. You and your family were remembered in prayer at St. Andrew’s Church, Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sunday as well as my private prayers. God bless you all.

Sending our deepest sympathy to Marina , Perry & Neville and families and to all the Collins family !
Cherish the memories !

Ruby & Ross Sellars

ss for your loss knew wallace quite well he was good to us when we rented out his apt.s in carmanville really nice man R..I.P WALLACE you are with your wife now

Neville, Marina, Perry and your families,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this heart-breaking time.
Personally, I’ll always remember Uncle Wallace as a loving family man whose presence was enormous. He, like your mom, had a heart of gold, and was well loved by all who knew him.
Besides his deep love for his family, he loved the sea and outdoors. It really was a part of his soul and he could never be away from it for too long, even if it was in his backyard garden.
Our family was lucky to have spent time with him and Aunt Wilhelmine. We looked forward to our visits and your parents always made us feel welcome. There is little that will ease your pain right now, but knowing that he is with Aunt Wilhelmine may bring you some comfort.
Thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences,

Dave, Sheila, Stephen and Alexandra Pennell
Calgary, AB

Rest In Peace Mr. Collins you will be missed

Brittany and Collins Family: Very sorry to hear of the passing of your Loved one ,sending Prayers and Love to you all God Bless

Neville, Marilyn and all the Collins Family.. our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your loved one. May the loving memories you’ve shared over the years be a source of comfort during this difficult time.
Audrey Noseworthy & Gus Smallwood

Neville, Marilyn & Collins family,
Sending our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad, Grandfather. May he Rest In Peace !
Cherish the many loving memories in your hearts !
Frank & Linda Bragg
Dartmouth, NS

Deepest sympathy to all the family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.