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COLLINS, Dianne (nee Hodder)

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Dianne Collins (Hodder), 82, of Guelph, passed away peacefully in the hands of loved ones on November 30th., 2022. Born on April 27,1940 to Stanley and Olweyn Hodder in Abersychan, Wales. After graduation, Dianne worked as a nurse in London, England, until a fateful trip to Canada in 1969 that would result in her greatest accomplishments in life. Orphaned as a young girl and raised by her grandmother, Dianne would demonstrate her fierce independence time and time again as she started a family in Canada and never looked back.  

In 1969, she met Desmond Collins and within a year they were married. She was a wonderful and caring mother who supported her children; Andrew, Robin (Meghan Kirwin) and Leanne (Son Tran) during every step of their lives. “Nana” was also a proud and loving grandmother to Rhys, Zachary, Addison and Fiona. Instrumental in the upbringing of her grandchildren, Nana was loved and revered for her generosity of spirit, genuine ability to be grateful for her lot in life, and, of course, that Nana humour: she could lighten the mood with an expertly-timed comment or joke. We will all miss Dianne/Mom/Nana greatly but will remember her forever and keep with us her enduring spirit. Iechyd da Nana!

Friends may call at GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Saturday, December 17 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a celebration gathering in the Trillium Room of the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Guelph Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.