• Breta Collins

    July 1, 2016
  • Breta Collins (Nov 01, 1931 – July 01, 2016) It is with sadness that the family of the late Breta Collins (nee Collett) of Fair Haven, NL, age 84, announces her peaceful passing , on Friday July 01, 2016 from The Lions Manor Nursing Home, Placentia , NL.

    (Gladys) Breta was born to Ernest and Mildred Collett in Famish Cove (Fair Haven) , Placentia Bay on November 01st, 1931. She was the first born of six children. On April 03, 1951 she married her partner for life, Clayton Collins also of Famish Cove. They built a little home in “The Bottom” where they raised a family of three boys and one girl and resided together for nearly 65 years until illness took her away to hospital on February 4th, 2016.

    Breta enjoyed a long life as a faithful wife and devoted mother. In 1972 she assumed the position as Post Mistress at Fair Haven a job which she held for 25 years until her retirement in 1997. As an active soldier of the Salvation Army she contributed greatly to the work of the church in various capacities including: Corps Treasurer for 23 years, Life Time Home League Member, Sunday School Teacher and Drummer.

    She loved God’s creation and had a connection with the great outdoors. Together with her husband (Clayton) and special daughter (Wanda) she spent countless days on the bogs and barrens and in the woods: berry picking, checking the rabbit snares, gathering firewood or just having a boil up and a cup of tea. Her greatest passion of all which she dearly loved was hours spent around any pond catching a few trout for the pan. She is also remembered for her great sense of humour. She loved to carry on and brought laughter and cheer to the faces and hearts of many. Her ability to worry was also one of her outstanding traits. If you could name it she could find a reason to worry about it.

    She is predeceased by parents Ernest and Mildred Collett, sister Phyllis, an infant sibling ,an infant son and nephew Darrell Collett.

    She leaves to mourn: husband Clayton Collins, special daughter Wanda Collins, sons Stan Collins (Doris Crews), Art Collins (Annie), Sterling Collins (Delphine), brother Norman Collett (Wendy), sisters Rosie Brinston (Albert), Myrtle Thistle (Jim), grandsons Clifford Collins (Ashley Smith) AJ Collins (Vicki), Adam Collins (Kelley), grand-daughters Deanne Chipman (Stephen) Courtney Collins (Scott Lynch) Katelyn Collins, great grandchildren Brendan Chipman, Alex Chipman, Anna Collins, Audrey Collins, Jack Collins, nieces, nephews and a large circle of family and friends.

    Resting at the Salvation Army Citadel , Fair Haven. Funeral Service to take place Monday , July 4th at 2:00pm from the Salvation Army Citadel, Fair Haven. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Fair Haven. Donations in Breta’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s by the Sea United Church Cemetery Fund.