Elizabeth Eugenia (Dwyhajlo) Collins

Died: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Church

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Collins, Elizabeth Eugenia (nee. Dwyhajlo) - Liz passed peacefully at the NBRHC on January 5th, 2018, in her 72nd year. 

Dear wife of Leslie R. Collins loving mother of Jonathon of North Bay, Matthew of Sturgeon Falls, and Patrick (Nicole) of Saint John, NB.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Myles, Alexandre, and Jacob. Predeceased by her parents John and Sophie (Burych) Dwyhajlo of Montreal, QC.  Survived by her sister Mary and her brother Paul. 

She was a strong supporter of her Ukrainian heritage being an active member of the North Bay Ukrainian club.  She educated many children to learn about the Ukrainian language, dance, and traditions. Liz was an active member of the Catholic Women's League (CWL), and was presented with the Bellelle Guerin Maple Leaf service pin in 2012.  Liz was also an executive member of the East Ferris Golden Age Club. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 'hand-and-foot'.  She was a committed member of Dr. Andrews' Tuesday morning North Bay and District Cardiac Fitness Club.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic church (895 Memorial Drive) on Saturday January 13th at 1pm.  A reception will follow in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nipissing Serenity Hospice can be made through Hillside Funeral Services, www.hillsidefuneral.ca.   

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Tom and Phyllis Palangio
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
We are shocked and saddened to hear of this and send our condolences to Les and the family.

Richard Peterson
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Les, my family and I were saddened by the recent passing of your lovely Wife, Liz, Mother of Jonathon, Patrick and Matthew. She was a true friend, especially to my late wife Barbara. She and Liz, like many other members, worked many years together doing the preparations for the CWL - HNC meetings, Fall Bazaars, dinners and luncheons for families who had lost their love ones. Liz could always be counted on to volunteer and help out whenever the need arose. Barbara, like many of Liz' other friends, so enjoyed their conversations with her. Liz will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially by her loving family. God rest her soul.
Your friend, Richard Peterson and family - Sean and Erin.

Teri Palangio
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Les, I want you to know that we are really sorry to hear about Liz. I remember her as a wonderful and gentle soul. Sincerest condolences to you and the family.

Mary Ellen & Bob Gibson
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Dear Les & Family
Our deepest sympathy. In our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Carol Allan
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Les.. my condolences to you and your family.. Liz was a wonderful and thoughtful lady.. you and Liz were very kind to my Mom (Rose O'Reilly) thanks for that.. prayers to your family

Ben Poulet
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
I am a Colleague of Mrs. Collins' son Patrick.

I did not personally know Mrs. Collins and heard about the sad news of her passing through my other CNSC Colleagues.

Lois and I extend our sincere condolences to Mrs. Collins' immediate and extended family.


Ben Poulet


Penny Maj
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
To the Collins Family

We are saddened to hear about Elizabeth's passing. She was one of the nicest people we knew from back in the day that we had Music City on Cassells St.

The Smith's
Russell Smith, Penny Maj

Marg Perrault
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Les and family, my heart goes out to each of you as you work through this very sad loss of your wife, mother, and grandma. Liz was such a vivacious person, so full of life, and love, very generous with her hugs and praise. Those hugs often came just at the right moment. She made work at The Gathering Place fun, and her attention to detail ensured the job was done right. God speed to Liz....❤️

Dave and Peggy Saunders
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Les and Family
Please accept our condolence for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
With Deepest Sympathies.
Dave and Peggy Saunders

Evelyn Johnson, Martin Johnson and Baba Mary Sandziuk
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
My family and I met Liz and Les years ago after moving to North Bay. Liz was always a loving, caring, generous lady who gave of herself. Our growing children loved going to the Ukrainian Club speech and dance classes and all the January 6th Svyat Vechir dinners. Our hearts go out to Les and family with the hopes that the wonderful and happy memories will help sustain them through this sad time.

Barb & Peter Gavan
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Les we just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and your family.

Don and Marilyn Halsall
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Sincere sympathy to you all. Losing a life partner and mother is a sad time in life. Please know that many people are praying for you and may these prayers comfort you. Liz was a beautiful person inside and out. She was so very proud of her family. God bless you. We are sorry that we won't be able to attend her funeral as we are out of the country. With love and prayers, Don and Marilyn

mark a lyons
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Our family is sorry for your loss Les.We are very sorry for this great loss
The Lyons family

Natalie Kowaluk
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Dear Les, Jonathan, Matthew, Patrick and family,

No words will ever express my feelings of loss and emptiness with the passing of Jenny. My beloved and lifelong friend will forever be remembered, as will loving memories of times we spent together.
Our deepest and most sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this heartfelt and painful time.
Natalie and Errol

Mike Murphy
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss Les. I'll say a prayer for her. Be string.

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