James Wayne Collins

February 22, 2023

James Wayne Collins Obituary

Wayne Collins died peacefully on February 22nd, 2023, soon after his 80th Birthday, with his wife of thirty years by his side. He had battled Cortico Basal Degeneration (CBD) for many years. 

Cherished husband of Bonnie Patterson Collins. Loving father of Barb Collins & Tim Collins; Fondly remembered by step-children Andrew & Kelly Greig; Proud Poppa of Olivia & Emma Osborne. Brother-in-law to Lynn Cropp,  Heather Gowanlock and Sharon Patterson. Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Reba (Cluley) Collins; Bonnie’s parents, Fred and Mary Patterson , and In-laws David Patterson and Gord Gowanlock.

Wayne lived most of his life in Bruce Township. He enjoyed  his work of many years as a mechanic and sub-foreman at BNPD.  He also went on many trips with Bonnie across Canada and beyond creating lasting memories and photos. Wayne was a quiet man with a dry sense of humour who enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking, and, in recent times, listening to audible books. He will be dearly missed.

“ Safe Home, Sweet Light,  No longer of this world.

On wings, safe and sound, Are you carried, 

No longer casting shadows, No longer counting days.

You are loved, And you are loved Always “

Laura Smith

There will be a Private Family Funeral as Wayne wished. 

Any other family and friends wishing to offer their condolences in person are welcome to drop in on Wednesday, March 1st, between 3 and 4pm at the Super8 in Port Elgin.

Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to either:  PSPCAN (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Society, Canada), online, at  -  They also support other rare brain diseases such as CBD - Or our local Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.


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Live Streamed Funeral Service
March 1, 2023

1:00 PM
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Live Streamed Funeral Service
March 1, 2023

1:00 PM
Brown Family Funeral Homes
Port Elgin and Owen Sound, ON

Gathering of Family and Friends
March 1, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5129 Hwy 21
Port Elgin, ON N0H2C0


Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation
340 High Street, Southampton ON N0H2L0


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