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COLLINS, Evelyn “Evie” Dorothy

obit_collinsCOLLINS, Evelyn “Evie” Dorothy

Born and raised in Oshawa, Evelyn Dorothy Collins (née Reid) with family by her side, passed away peacefully at Southlake Health Centre in Newmarket Thursday, July 28th, 2016. Evie was in her 80th year.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Mel Douglas Collins, father and mother Bill & Isabel Reid and brother Leslie. Loving and cherished mother of Brian, Heather, Sheila and Dawn. Also dearly remembered by Mary, Rob, Stuart and Will and sister-in-law Lorna. Evie will be greatly missed by grandchildren Jacob and Lena and her ever faithful pet, Chloe Ella Katie Collins.  Evie attended school in Oshawa and studied further Physical & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. In her youth a member of The Girl Guides Association Canada, obtained rank of a Gold Cord Guide. Evie achieved Grade Eight in piano playing by studying under the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. Traveling to Scotland for work experience she met her husband Mel. Once married, the couple settled in Ontario and work began for Evie at the Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital. As a physiotherapist Evie continued work with the Regional Municipality of York under the Home Care Program for decades. Evie enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines. She was also a volunteer with The Heart & Stroke Foundation and The Kidney Foundation.  Relatives and friends are welcome to attend Evelyn’s Celebration of Life Service to be held at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 2pm.  The family encourages relatives and friends to wear bright colours.  Donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be shared at makfuneralhome.com.