Arnold Collard

Obituary of Arnold Collard


82 years, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, August 10, 2018 at WRH Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Kay (Gunn) for almost 52 years. Loving Dad of Rosa (Jose) and Tim (Melissa). Proud Grandpa of Crystal (Jamie), Teanna, Ayden, Gaige, Brooke, Scott (Heather), Susie and Ashley and great Grandpa of Sydney, Savanna, Shailynn, Candice, Adelyn, Jamison and Paige. Dearest father-in-law to Dana Francottie, Kevin McKellar, Dale Richardson and Justin Duff. Dear brother of Blake (late Jane) and predeceased by his siblings, Geraldine Hall (late Bill), Madeline Driver (late Oliver), and Ercell (late Olive). Arnold will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews. Arnold was a lifelong farmer, working the family farm since a young age. One of Arnold's favourite hobbies was hunting. In 1985, this led him to be one of the founding members of the Gosfield North Sportsmen Club. In 1997, he retired from Chrysler after more than 32 years of service. Arnie had a great sense of humour, and he will be forever remembered and loved. Sincere thanks to all the Doctors that battled Arnie's several health issues. The nurses of WRH Ouellette Campus, Fifth floor and the I.C.U. for their compassionate care these last few days. Special thanks to all the nurses and PSW's from St. Elizabeth's and Bayshore for their in home visits and care over the last two years and to Crown Medical Transportation for always getting him to where he needed to be. Visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Arnie's life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Gosfield North Sportsmen Association or Community Living Essex County would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at