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William "Billy" C. Collins


William "Billy" C. Collins

William "Billy" Charles Collins, age 67, of Amherst, NS, formally of Maccan, passed away on July 4, 2019 at Gables Lodge, Amherst, NS.

Born in Maccan, on May 9, 1952, he was a son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Spicer) Collins.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and visiting family and friends.

Billy is survived by sisters Audrey Richards, Amherst, Muriel Farrer, Sackville, NB and Gail Roberts, Riverview, NB; many nieces and nephews, cousins and long time friends Eddie Doucette, Brian Carter, and Terry Hoeg.

He is predeceased by brothers Eddie Collins, Herb Collins, Archie Collins and Peter Spicer; sisters Katherine (Kate) Bristol and Evelyn Rhindress; nephews James "Jimmy" Collins and Herb Jr. Collins; niece Rose Emma Collins and great nephew Matthew Collins.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from Noon until 2 pm, followed immediately by his funeral service at 2 pm, Life Celebrant Scott Balser officiating.  Following a reception, burial will take place in the Maccan Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association, or the charity of your choice.  

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Billy's online memorial at or through the  Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS

Visitation Time
Noon until 2 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS

Burial Location
Maccan Cemetery

Requested Charity
Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society