Ivan William Collison, retired linesman with Ontario Hydro, passed away at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Age 70 years.
Beloved husband of Carol. Loving son of Erma Collison, and the late Gerald. Loving father of Courtney and Divya; Joseph and Paula; and Scott and Amanda. Proud “Poppa” of Lincoln and Avery. Dear brother of Ina (Carmen) Blacquier; Sandra (Jon) Sprunt; Anita (Brian) Ritchie; Bonnie (Bill) Dinsmore; Tammy (Dave) Ward; and Linda (Igor) Kiritschenko. Dear brother in law of Ken (Lynn); Dan (Chris); Rob Dolliver; and Randy (Merle ) Carlton. Sadly missed by Stewart and Monica Collison. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre, the Wildlife Winter Feeding Program, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
WOW! Ivan, I can't hardly believe that you are gone from this life. RIP-Dean Harris
I am sorry to hear of Ivan's passing. We send our sincere sympathy to Carol and the family. To Erma and the Collison family and to Carol's family know that we are thinking about all of you.
Such sad news, during the current world events. We can't even go see the family to grieve with them or show our support. A short reflection of a great man. Ivan always welcomed you into their home with a big hug and jolly chuckle. He loved Nobel, Georgian Bay, his family, and that was all he needed to be happy. We'd encourage him to come visit, but he was content in Nobel with Carol and his family. After dinner while Carol would make tea, he'd get up and make "cowboy coffee" . I never did indulge, I was afraid I wouldn't sleep for a week. Those who loved strong coffee looked forward to his special brew. He was a great craftsman, building their home. He fought many health battles and won, even when things were stacked up against him. To the family may God's Peace surround you during this time. Ivan we'll miss you, until we meet again. Randy and Merle-Merle Carlton
Dear Linda & Family
I am saddened that you lost your big brother. I offer you my sincere condolences, & wish Ivan happy trails.
Sorry for your loss. Great memories of Ivan....especially at Grandma & Grandpas residence in Nobel.-Grant Collison
To all the family, my condolence in the loss of your son and brother.
Sandra Campbell Huras
I am very sorry to rear of Ivan's passing. Ivan worked with me & for me at Ont. Hydro. I have many good memories of our times there. He will be missed by a lot of GOOD friends.
Rob and I send our sincere condolences to you, Carol and the entire family.-Rob and Christine Ormiston
Deepest Sympathies-Mary Hachigian