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David Philip Collier

August 1, 1943 - July 14, 2012


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Dave Collier at the age of 68.

David Philip Collier was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire England August 1, 1943. Pre-deceased by his Mother Elizabeth, Father Fred and Daughter Sharon. Survived by his loving Wife Fay, Brother John (Pauline), Daughters Karen (Stuart), Frances, Lesley, and Marianne (Denis). Grandchildren Amanda (Matt), Alex (Isabel), Emma, Maxine, Joseph, Jeremy, Justine, Gabriel, Ashley, and Adrian. Great Granddaughter Mya. Also survived by numerous dear Nieces, Nephews, his cousin Iris (Brian),cousin Ray Brother and Sister-in laws, his Mother In-law Irene Martin and many good friends.

Dave apprenticed as a heavy duty mechanic in England where he worked as a mechanic until some of our family moved to Canada in 1976. He worked for the City of Nelson for 25 years fixing and driving the buses and other equipment, he loved his work and “the guys” at work. Dave took early retirement to be with and care for the love of his life Fay. Dave enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, baking (yes baking) and fixing things. He loved soccer, he played it most of his life and was involved in coaching Nelson minor soccer for many years. He was also a big fan and watched soccer and golf on TV. A dedicated family man Dave was truly loved and will be greatly missed by many.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Bryna Idler

My thoughts are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences.

From: Pamela and Coin Kinsey England
Relation: Uncle to our son in law in Calgary

Our thoughts prayers and love goes out to you all at this very sad time.

From: Judy Sheppard
Relation: Employment

Our Dave has left us with memories of dedication, morals, ethics and steadfast caring. He was a wonderful President of Local 339, CUPE and had the respect of all the members. He will be sorely missed and I wish the family some peace and love during this difficult time.

From: Linda Yaworski-O'Grady
Relation: Friend of family

My prayers go to the family, especially my friend Fay. I always felt welcome in your home and easily picked up the visit from the last time I was in Nelson. Time stands still in the presence of such wonderful, open and welcoming people. It is an honour to be included in your circle of friends. Dave, you leave behind a wonderful example of love and devotion very few can claim. Bless you and your family. (Kitchener, ON)

From: Doug and Bernie McMullin
Relation: friend

We are truly saddened by the news of the loss of Dave. He was always so happy and brightened our day when we visited with him. Take care Faye and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From: Bev LaPointe
Relation: Co-worker

I worked with Dave for many years and was saddened to hear of his passing. He was among the best of the best with his fellow mechanics, always willing to go that extra mile to ease any situation…never judging, never criticizing. A ‘diamond in the rough’… Dave’s ever present calm and kind demeanor coupled with his broad smile and that twinkle in his eye, will be remembered forever. Rest in Peace Dave.

From: Lawrence Kosiancic
Relation: I worked with Dave

I worked many years with Dave in the Garage and Transit for City of Nelson, Dave was a caring and honest person and did a lot of volintere work especially in sports he will be missed by many

From: Margaret Salekin
Relation: worked in the garage dept.

My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Dave was a great man, kind, gentle. Take care all of you. He will be missed terribly.

From: Dale & Gerrie Melnechuk
Relation: we know his daughter Fran

Fran and family… our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time. May the happy memories and treasured moments with your Dad help you through your grief. You are in our prayers.

Dale & Gerrie Melnechuk

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 29, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Nelson Memeorial Mark Cemetery
2300 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1J9

Reception to follow the Service at
The Nelson Rod and Gun Club
801 Railway Street
Nelson, British Columbia

2300 Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1J9

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation
# 3 View Street,
Nelson, British Columbia


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