It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Dave Collier at the age of 68.
David Philip Collier was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire England August 1, 1943. Pre-deceased by his Mother Elizabeth, Father Fred and Daughter Sharon. Survived by his loving Wife Fay, Brother John (Pauline), Daughters Karen (Stuart), Frances, Lesley, and Marianne (Denis). Grandchildren Amanda (Matt), Alex (Isabel), Emma, Maxine, Joseph, Jeremy, Justine, Gabriel, Ashley, and Adrian. Great Granddaughter Mya. Also survived by numerous dear Nieces, Nephews, his cousin Iris (Brian), Brother and Sister-in laws, his Mother In-law Irene Martin and many good friends.
Dave apprenticed as a heavy duty mechanic in England where he worked as a mechanic until the family moved to Canada in 1976. He worked for the City of Nelson for 25 years fixing and driving the buses and other equipment, he loved his work and “the guys” at work. Dave took early retirement to be with and care for the love of his life Fay. Dave enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, baking (yes baking) and fixing things. He loved soccer, he played it most of his life and was involved in coaching Nelson minor soccer for many years. He was also a big fan and watched soccer and golf on TV. A dedicated family man, Dave was truly loved and will be greatly missed by many.
A cremation and ceremony at the Nelson Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
Family and friends may make a donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation in memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca