Eanis Lawrence Collins
1924 - 2021
Eanis Lawrence Collins
Service Information
Service Date
Monday August 23, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS
Burial Information
Burial Location
Amherst Cemetery
Requested Charity
Charity of choice
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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Eanis Lawrence Collins, age 96, of Amherst.  Eanis passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the Truro Hospital.

Born in Brookdale, NS, he was a son of the late Martin and Velma (Johnson) Collins.

In his younger years, Eanis volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader and a Minor League Hockey Coach. In addition to volunteering, he had a love for entertaining and in the early 1950s formed his band ‘Chuck’s Rhythm Gang’.  They played on radio, television and traveled throughout the Maritime Provinces.  

Eanis had a strong work ethic and was employed at Canada Car, Express Office and in the late 50s and early 60s ran a small electrical business before joining Canada Electric (NS Power Corp). He retired as Superintendent after 39 ½ years with the company.

Eanis had many accomplishments over the years.  In 1999, he received the town of Amherst’s Executive of the Year Sports Award.  He was also an avid golfer, in his later years, and participated in four Canada 55+ Senior Games, winning Gold in PEI (2002), Silver in Whitehorse (2004), Gold in Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba (2006) and a Silver in Dieppe, N.B (2008). 

Eanis was involved in many organizations over his lifetime. He was a life member and past Chancellor Commander of the Knight of Phythias, Amherst, an honorary member of the Amherst Sergeants Mess, past President of the Amherst Golden Years Society, a honorary member and past President of the Amherst Curling Club, a past member of RCAFA, past member of the Amherst branch of the Canadian Legion, past President of the Fundy Senior Games Society and a founding (charter) member and past board member of the Nova Scotia 55+ Senior Games,  and past Chairman of the Cumberland-Westmorland Senior Golf League and a member of the Amherst Golf Club.

He will be dearly missed by his son James (Violet) of Porters Lake, NS; longtime companion Emily Saunders; grandchildren, Michelle, Tammy, Jimmy; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild

He is predeceased by his wives Barbara Estabrooks and Marlene Thomas, his daughter Sherry Collins and his brother Ralph Webber.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Parkland Truro (Fergus Hall) for their support over the past two years.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where his funeral service will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 2 pm.   Cremation has taken place, with burial following the service in the Amherst Cemetery.  In keeping with Covid Restrictions, Pre-Registration by e-mailing or calling the funeral home is required at [email protected]

Those wishing to make a donation in Eanis' memory may do so to the charity of your choice.

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

Eanis Lawrence Collins