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Donald Steven COLLENS
Père : Harry Collens
Mère : Maude
Décès le : 2008-10-31
Parution : 2008-12-02
Conjoint(e) : Betty Fry
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mr. Donald Steven "Rocky" Collens October 19, 1923 - October 31, 2008 - COLLENS, Donald Steven "Rocky" 85, passed away suddenly on October 31, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Woodstock, Ont., Donald was the son of the late Harry and Maude Collens. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving for 27 years in the RCN during which time he sailed on the Magnificent and the Bonaventure, earning the rank of CPO2. After retirement from the Navy he became a teacher with the Halifax School Board and worked at various schools throughout the district for the next 19 years. He was one of the originators of the Shearwater "Learn to Swim" program and worked throughout the province with the Red Cross Society as an instructor and examiner. He was an avid musician and dancer who liked nothing better than a chance to kick up his heels. Don looked forward to his winter trips to Mesa, Ariz., where he engaged in many activities such as golf, pool and swimming. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Masonic Lodge and CNAG. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Fry) of 38 years; daughters, Iris (Al) Horwood, Sackville; Toni, Dartmouth; sons, Jeff (Gail), Dartmouth; Gary (Heather), Dartmouth; Dan (Myrna), Brandon, Man.; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Purchase, Ontario; and sister-in-law, Barbara Fry, Oregon. He was predeceased by brother, Clayre. A memorial service will take place in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, on Tuesday, November 4, at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. Pat Malin officiating. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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