COLLIN, Alexandre Olivier

“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, till we find our place ~ The Lion King”

In loving memory of Alexandre Olivier Collin, 91 years young, who passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, Ontario.

Alex was born on December 14, 1931, with a “twinkle in his eye,” in Quebec City. He later moved to Dalton where he met his wife and had two children. There, Alex built two tourist camps, Dalton Camp and Dog Lake Cottage, which he and his family successfully operated for over 20 years. Though they moved to Sudbury (where Alex retired as part Owner/Operator of Collin Paving), you always knew he left his heart back in Dalton where he returned for many years as an avid hunter and fisherman.

Beloved husband of Aline (nee Desjardins) predeceased and Alida Landers. Loving Father to Lorraine Hebert (Mitch), and Danny Collin. Stepfather to Monique Landers predeceased, Carol Delay (Mike), Pat Labelle (Fern), Dan Landers and Kevin Landers. Cherished grandfather of Stephane Hebert (Jess), Mathew Hebert (Tina), Alexandria Collin, and Cheryl Nenonen. Alex also had six great grandchildren. Dear brother to Kathleen Bouchard (Romeo predeceased), Adelard Collin (Gloria), Pete Collin predeceased (Irene), Bill Collin predeceased, Flora Tamura (Makoto) both predeceased, Theresa Perreault (Rolly), both predeceased, Aurora Grigsby (Al) both predeceased, Marie Henderson (Paul) both predeceased, Phillip Collin (Jackie) both predeceased, and Armand Collin predeceased (Dorothy),

Special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

You will always be in our hearts. We love you. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.


6 Condolences

  1. Lorraine and Danny, I would like to offer my condolences to you and your families for the loss of your father. I remember him well as a young girl. Mom and dad really enjoyed going to visit your mom and dad. Uncle Al was so gentle and sweet. He always made all of us feel very welcome with his lovely smile and kind eyes. It was nice to see that in his recent pictures he had not lost either one! That shows a life well lived.

    Lots of Love, Jan Jan (his name for me)

    By: Janice Walsh
    November 30, 2022
  2. Our deepest condolences, Lorraine and Danny, on behalf of the Moss family (Glen, Brian, Stephen, Karen, Casey and myself). As a child I remember a lively uncle Alex on several family occasions in Sudbury and New Liskeard and while attending the family reunion in Burlington. I my mind, I can see his smiling eyes and laughter. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    My very best,

    By: Kathleen Moss
    November 30, 2022
  3. Dear Alida, Lorraine, Danny and family on behalf of the Savoie family we offer our sincere heartfelt condolences to all of you. Uncle Alex was truly a warm kind and loving man. Always ready to love you and help you with anything. We fondly remember the weeks we spent at Dalton camp fishing and have shore lunches. Aunt Aline is equally missed this world was certainly a better place with them. I pray to the God of heaven and earth that He will support you and help you through this difficult time.
    We all miss him. Love the Savoie’s

    By: Anita Depatie
    November 30, 2022
  4. Alida, sending my heartfelt condolences to you.

    By: Pat Longpre
    November 29, 2022
  5. Arnie and I spent many years visiting with Alex and Aline on Lake Shsquamka near Dalton. He always seemed to know where all the best fishing spots were on the lake for our cookouts..If there was something to be repaired while on the lake, he always was able to fix it with little fuss and made us feel safe in the process. A welcoming and thoughtful person throughout his life. A joy to be around..Our prayers and thoughts are with his family during this sad time. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
    Aunt Deanna & Uncle Arnie❤️

    By: Deanna & Arnie Cooke
    November 29, 2022
  6. Lorraine and Danny…my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dad. With his overwhelming good nature and generosity, Uncle Al is remembered with the fondest of memories. “A twinkle in his eye” is a most apt description.

    By: Ed Desjardins
    November 29, 2022

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