DEAR EDITOR, “Taken so soon and unexpected, but we believe that Collin is with the Lord in His kingdom.”
Born in June 1974 and called to rest of May 27, 2018.
The Holy Cross Cathedral was packed on May 28, 2018 by so many people who came to pay their tribute to Mr Collin.
The funeral Mass was officiated by Fr Peter Houhou, Administrator of the Holy Cross Cathedral.
The comforted words during the homily by Fr Peter befitting the life of this servant. Concelebrated were the priests from Friars of Preacher OP, Marist (SM) and Salesian (SDB).
The school body was well presented as the students with their school colors, orange and blue, flooded the Cathedral AT Holy Cross.
It was a very solemn celebration as everyone was in communion with the immediate family, relatives and his tribe.
The Mass celebration was MC by Mr Aloysius.
Some members of the government Honorable Mr John Maneniaru and wife and other dignitaries, representative of GP, Catholic Education schools and RTCs, colleagues of Mrs Helen Kokwasu, members of the Marist Past Pupils -MOSA, former students of Mr Collin and especially those of the educative community of St Joseph Catholic Secondary School.
The liturgy was animated with love and reverence by the students and staff of St. Joseph.
The laying of wreaths was so moved as his wife Helen and the children pay their respect to their beloved dad, people were flooded in to pay their last respect to late Mr Collin.
The voice of lamentation was heard as the heart feels the pain of death.
Loss of the loved one and the friendship has been suddenly cut short was felt in the whole church.
The eulogy was presented by the representative of the family, Secretary of the Catholic Education Authority, Fr Stephen from the Marist and School Principal.
There were not enough words to express how late Mr Collin inspired and touched the lives of so many people and he was well known as Mr Kool.
The students made a guard of honor while his casket arrived and left the Cathedral for his journey home in his beloved parish at Dala. Prayers were promised to continually support late Mr Collin’s family.
May you rest in peace.
Sr Sesilia Sala FMA