Anita Birgitta Collins

October 08, 1919 - October 18, 2014
Anita Collins

Anita lived a very long and healthy life, celebrating her 95th birthday recently.  She will be missed by her devoted son, Bob, daughter-in-law Gail, grandchildren Kevin, Deborah and Andrew Westelaken.  Anita was predeceased by her husband Robert Collins Sr. in 1970, by her son James (Jim) Collins in 2012 and her four siblings. 

Anita moved from Finland to Canada with her family as a young girl.  They initially resided in Windsor, Ontario before settling in Toronto, where she met her only love and married Robert Collins Sr. in 1940.  They raised their family in Toronto but purchased lands on Hay Bay in Eastern Ontario to fulfill their dream of building cottages and running their own business of cottage rentals in a fishing haven.  Robert Sr. and Anita, built the Collins Family cottage on a beautiful point on Hay Bay which is still enjoyed today by the family.  Anita was widowed at a young age but continued to make Hay Bay her home in the summers and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, in the winters. 

A special thank you to her doctors, nurses and caregivers at Providence Manor. 

Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Cataraqui Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Arthritis Society in Anita’s memory.



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