Obituary for Fernand J. Collin

Mr. Fernand J. Collin 86, of Plainville passed away on Saturday November 10, 2012 from complications
from cardiac arrest that occurred on Saturday October 27, 2012. He remained in the critical care unit at
the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was born in Clair, New Brunswick, Canada on
November 8, 1926. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Weenie (Michaud) Collin of 60 years and
four children; Patrick Collin and his wife Cecelia Collin, Patricia Collin and her life partner Richard Gumpert,
Linda Collin and her husband, Franco DiGiovanni and Richard Collin. He also leaves six grandchildren; Ryan,
Carrie, Travis and Ciarra Collin and Dora and Betty Ann MacMillan. He also leaves his only living brother
Bertrand Collin. Deceased before him were his only sister, Jeannette Morin and brothers, Albenie Collin,
Yvon Collin, Lucien Collin, Oneil Collin, Leonide Collin, Marc Collin and Camille Collin.

Fernand was a very noble and handsome man, devoted to his wife and family. He loved his extended family
of in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews very much. All of you made him feel very special with your frequent visits,
card playing and note cards throughout the years. He was a very proud American and served in the
National Guard from 1950-1952. He was a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus and a
member of the American Legion and the Franco American Club. He served as President of the French
Model Club for 11 years, a position he took very seriously and was proud to hold. He was a faithful member of
Our Lady of Mercy Parish. He retired from Connecticut Spring after 25 years of service. Fernand was an
avid fisherman, spending time in Sinclair, Maine on Long Lake in the summer with his wife and children.
He was also known for making maple syrup and wood cutting. He liked chopping wood with his grandson
Travis hot on his heels. When he could no longer fish, make maple syrup or drive he took up very serious
card playing. It became his passion and he enjoyed his French card playing for hours. Many thanks to
the compassionate staff at Apple Rehab in Plainville for making his residence there his “home”.
He loved so many of you and appreciated the care you gave him. The family would also like to extend
their sincerest gratitude for the kindness and care given him for the last two weeks of his life in the
Critical Care Unit at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.

Family and friends may visit at
The Bailey Funeral Home
48 Broad Street
Plainville, CT
 on Wednesday November 14, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Thursday November 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. at

Our Lady of Mercy Church
94 Broad Street
Plainville, CT

Friends are asked to gather directly at church.

Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville.

A luncheon will be served at Nuchies Restaurant in Forestville following the burial.

The family has requested no flowers.