COLLINS, AAlbertCollins-largelbert Byron “Al” of Port Dover, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, May 3, 2013 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Sandra. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Dan and Melissa of London, Lorraine Martin and Bob of St. Thomas and Katie Hutchinson and Don of Simcoe. Loving grandfather of Justin (Paige), Jason, Kristy, Troy, Olivia, and Logan, great-grandfather of Lexi and Bailey. Dear brother of Weyburn of Port Dover. Predeceased by his parents George and Katherine and brother, Arthur. Al loved bluegrass music and spent many hours sharing it with other fans. He not only played guitar but was a guitar maker. Al will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him. He will be fondly remembered for his great smile and friendly, outgoing nature.”Keep pick’n and grin’n”. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Al on Tuesday, May  7, 2013 from 7pm to 9 pm (evening only) at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to Celebrate Al’s life will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11 am in the funeral home Chapel. Father Kendall Reimer officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

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