Maureen Teresa Collins
COLLINS; Maureen Teresa Rita ~ It is with great sadness that the family of Maureen Collins announces her passing on Friday, March 19, 2021 in her 66th year. She died peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care. Beloved daughter of her late parents, Lawrence (Lornie) Collins (August 07, 2002) and Marcella (née Healey) Collins (May 14, 2012). Predeceased by her niece Megan Marie Collins (March 24, 1986). Loving sister of Terry and his wife Joanne, Larry and his wife Janice, Rosemary (Rosie) and her husband John (Jay) Shaughnessy, all of Peterborough. Forever remembered by her nieces and nephews, Erin (James), Jennifer, Matthew (Kayla), Carly (Jordan), Brendan, Aedan, Ciara (Mikie), Liam, and nine great nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by many cousins. Dearest Maureen always had the soul of a maverick and really did have a beautiful free spirit that she quite often expressed gently. Though, at times, she lived a life of adversity, Maureen expressed her bliss and approached eternity with dignity and a sense of poetic justice. The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Webster and the Palliative Care team at PRHC for the wonderful care they provided to Maureen.
Due to COVID restrictions a private graveside service will be held. In memory of Maureen, donations to the Cameron House, Peterborough or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook (705-932-5300). Donations or condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com.
Maureen, may you rest in peace among the angels and watch over us. ~ “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis” ~ This is an old Irish saying meaning, “May her diligent soul be on the right hand of God”.
Our hearts are saddened by the passing of a sweet cousin. Condolences to all the family. Lots of love. RIP dear Maureen.
Cher and Ian Rutherford
To all the family I wish to express my condolences in the passing of Maureen. Living across from the Collins family in the late sixties, Maureen was a teenager doing what teens did then. She is and was surrounded by a living family. Rest In Peace Maureen.
May she be resting quietly in the arms of her parents for she has come home..
Elizabeth (Betsy) Healey
Maureen died on the Feast of St. Joseph, patron Saint of a good death, may she rest in peace. My sympathy Rosie, Jay and family
May she rest in peace.
Our love to the entire Collins family at this trying time. Let peace uphold you all. Joe Webster and Casey Ready
Joseph Allan Webster
Our deepest sympathy , Mauren was such a beautiful gentle person , our love and prayers with the Collins family, Dan & Carmel Connelly
Mom and Marcelle were first cousins and Mom would be so sad for Marcelle today on hearing about Maureen. We are so lucky to have our siblings and losing one is a huge blow - I hope all the good memories bring you some comfort.
Gail (Crowley) Newman
I have many fond memories of my friend Maureen. She never forgot our sandbox days, nor did I. Go in peace Maureen, you will be remembered with love.
Thinking of your entire family at this time. May she have a peaceful journey to the other side.
My deepest condolences, will always have fond memories of her from Beavermead,where we all worked as a family. Hugs to all
We are so saddened by your loss. Eternal rest grant unto her, Oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and those of the faithful departed rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Suzanne and I pray that the family will find strength and solace.
The Yip Choys
She was a dear sweet lady and always made a point of smiling and making my day downtown. I'll never forget her she was always so friendly, polite and kind. Cherished knowing her, may she rest in peace.
ohhh Maureen,, you certainly will be missed as my neighbor,, and friend,, we sure had a lot of laughs,, and I so enjoyed watching the chipmunks with you running all over feeding them peanuts,, fond memories,, my heart and prayer go out to the family,,,Rosie & Jay huge hugs
My sincere condolences to the Collins' family. I remember Maureen as a kind and gentle woman, with a strong faith. I have a lot of fond childhood memories of visiting her and Marcelle and Lornie with my Aunt Marg. Hope you are all well and staying safe.
Colleen MacDonald (Tunney)
I had the pleasure of knowing Maureen during our academic years including university. We both began our careers in Toronto as well. I love this photo of Maureen as it brings back memories. Maureen was an engaging conversationalist, inquisitive and passionate. My deepest condolences to her family & friends who mourn her passing. May she find tranquility and the answers she was seeking in this next life. With loving thoughts & prayers. Patricia (O’Keefe) Stewart
Patricia (O’Keefe) Stewart
Dear Terry, Larry and Rosie, My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this time of sadness. Maureen and I became great pals soon after you moved to King George Street. Millions of Monopoly games, millions of “I Love Lucy” and “Get Smart” shows, visits with Grandma Healey which almost always included an afternoon hockey game on tv, backyard “penny fairs”, long walks to Hamilton pool, Maureen holds a special place in my heart and I wish her peace.
Christine (Warren) McKeen
I am so very sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. We became fast friends in high school & I have many fond memories of her incredible sense of humour, her great wit and her deep-thinking insightful mind. I wish her peace, my condolences to all.
Ann (Garvey) Brown
Dear Maureen's Family. I was blessed to talk to Maureen a few months ago. We met in high school and shared many fun times; we laughed alot. Our lives led us on different paths but I hope she knew how much she was loved. I will always remember her quiet strength, her sense of humour and exceptional wit, her easy to talk to charm and her kind and caring ways. Maureen - you are truly a beautiful soul. Until we meet again. With Love, Patricia (Patti) Donnelly "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends." William Yeats
Patti (Green) Donnelly
Maureen was a high school friend She was the one that kept us all laughing She was so quick witted and so much fun to be around The picture totally reminds me of her She hasn’t changed much at all My condolences to her family Let her memories sustain you She will be missed