In Memory Of Collins, David


Kane & Fetterly - Salon A
5301 boul. Decarie Blvd.
Montreal Quebec H3W 3C4
July 29th, 2021 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Private service

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Wayne Collins born May 5, 1954, in Truro Nova Scotia. He was the son of the Late Dorothy Collins He is survived by his daughter Angela Tara Marie and his brothers Carmen and Derold Collins, several aunts, uncles, cousins and so many loving friends.


David was a gentle soul loved by so many. He would protect all his little cousins at the drop of a dime while growing up in Cote Des Neiges. He was very proud of his daughter and was always helping and supporting his aunts.


He loved all sports, bowling, hockey, golf etc. Very athletic and skilled in Jiu Jitsu. David was kind, loving, compassionate, and non-judgemental. David was never critical of anyone, and he was very understanding and a good listener.


David was blessed to have another family, the Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship. His home group was Step by Step from 1995 till he passed. He was very involved and supportive to all he sponsored or encountered.


David would say to every person he greeted, “Has anybody told you they love you today?” His response was always“I love You”.


David had an infectious smile and a beautiful spirit that captivated anyone he crossed paths with. He will be forever remembered and greatly missed by all, especially those who sought his advice and guidance.


It is hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.

You may be gone from our sight but never are you gone from our hearts.


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Messages for the Family of Collins, David

From: Mary Ellen Hudson

My sincere condolences to the Collins family. David was such a loving and caring individual who would do anything to help a friend. I will miss you "my Brother". Love you
From: Dianne Fournier

My sincere condolences to the Collins family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
Dianne Fournier
From: Abraham Terterian

Dear David
From 13 years when first time we worked together something connected with you till your last day...missed u bro
Sorry i will be out of country for your last goodbye but believe me i will missed u...
From: Mike and Florina Menard

Our deepest sympathy to Davids immediate family and friends. We will miss David more then any words i can say. I want to say thank you for your 26 yrs of friendship and love. RIP my brother till we meet again big hugs and we love you much. I know you'll be there to greet many with a big hug and i love you. Peace love and respect.
From: Donato Totaro

My sincere condolences to the extended Collins family. I knew David Collins from having grown up on Barclay street as a youngster in the late 1960s, early 1970s. My family lived on the same block as David and although we were a few years apart in age and were not best friends, our paths often crossed out on the street, playing sports in the park behind our house or in casual meetings. I always remember David as a good hearted guy, always with a smile. I remember his litheness and his athleticism. Sorry to see him leave this earth still with a lot to give those around him.
From: Evelyn Ford

My Deepest condolences to Derold and the Collins family.My thought are with you and may David soul RIP.He is with Mama now.Aunt Dorothy oxoxoxSurrounded by Angel.
Love Evelyn Ford
From: Don M.

My heartfelt condolences to David's family, whom I never met.
I first met David inside, many years ago, where we brought meetings to sow the seeds of recovery. It was such a joy to see him coming to group meetings of our fellowship when he got out. He grew into a model for all of us, teaching us perserverance, honesty and kindness.
We miss you dearly, David, but it is time for us to let go. We preserve and treasure your spirit in our hearts.

From: Stephen McElcheran

Dear David, I will miss your smile, your kindness, and your support. To David's family, please accept my condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. David was a fine man. He served a community of which I am part honourably. It is not possible to know how many lives he impacted in a positive way over the last many years. If tears are any measure, I know that many have been shed by people who loved him, people he often told he loved. It did not go unsaid. It was part of our shard experience. There is a huge space left which David filled with warmth. He will be missed.
From: Doug Hudson

Gonna miss you.
From: April Riley

Hoping those special memories bring you comfort and peace.
From: Derek Rodrigues

Love you David xx my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to Derold and the Collins Family.
From: Tracy

Dear David,

You are loved by so many.

I wish I could be there to celebrate your life in person but I am celebrating virtually.

I love you cousin. Rest In Peace.
From: Esther Sampaio

My sincerest condolences to the Collins family.
David was a special man, a beautiful soul with a heart of gold. The first thing I noticed about him was his amazing smile, it was contagious. He was a huge part of my life the last 6 years. He helped me with the loss of my father, he was my pillar holding me up.
My life will never be the same without him, I will miss him dearly.
He will be missed by so many.
I love you David. I miss you.
From: Domenico Rocchi

My condolences to all the family and friends David was a good friend I knew him for over 20 years and even after 15 years I've lost touch when I reconnected it was like I never missed a day so sorry to see you go
From: Kim W & Lisa S

Our thoughts are with all of you during this time of loss.
From: Rena Turner (Symonds)

My sincerest condolences to Derold and Carmen on the passing of their beloved brother David. Condolences to the entire Collins family. God be with you all.
From: Howard GroleauF

My deepest condolences to David's family and friends. I remember David when I first met him. We are part of a shared community group. One of our fundamental purpose is to always reach a hand out to those who ask. To always support and never judge others.

Most of us have two hands and use them, but David always seemed to have a hundred and yet never seemed that they were full.

David was a pure soul. He was kind and fair and had the strength both physically and emotionally support someone while being true to himself and the world around him.

I will miss you ol friend and will carry your memory with great pride


Howard G