On Wednesday July 27, 2022, on his own terms, and without suffering, at Parklands Hospital, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband and friend of Christine, loved Dad of Anne, Grant, Karen, Janine, and Edwina, loved Grandad and Grandpa Russell, brother, father-in-law, and uncle. A special thanks to all the staff at Camellia Court, Bethesda, and Parklands Hospital for their wonderful care and support of Russell. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Russell Collins c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made directly online at dementiacanterbury.org.nz/online-donation. Following a private cremation, you are welcome to a celebration of Russell’s life at the family home on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 1.00pm onwards.