Bayview trees planted in memory of Collins

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The friends and family of Sandra Collins will always remember her, while two new maple trees at Bayview Memorial Health Centre will help make sure others do too.

The parents and children of Collins joined many of her co-workers at Bayview n planting two Norway maple trees in her memory on the grounds of the centre on Monday, May 28.

The friends and family of Sandra Collins will always remember her, while two new maple trees at Bayview Memorial Health Centre will help make sure others do too.

The parents and children of Collins joined many of her co-workers at Bayview n planting two Norway maple trees in her memory on the grounds of the centre on Monday, May 28.

Were going to plant these trees in memory of a kind and gentle woman who was a friend and caregiver to many people, and a fellow colleague, said Bayview site manager Connie Ells. It will be a pleasure to watch the two trees grow as we remember Sandra.

Plaques will be placed on wooden enclosures around the two trees, which were made possible through a provincial rural beautification fund.

While the rain fell on those gathered for the ceremony, it was all part of Gods plan, according to Rev. Don Hirtle, who offered prayers and remarks.

The Creator knows exactly what he is doing, said Hirtle. Everyone whos been involved with trees knows that you have to put a lot of water on them when you plant them. This memorial tree is going to remind us of a person who was always concerned about people.

Planting the first tree were members of Collins family, including her parents Richard and Hazel Cole, and children Megan, Ashley and Shaun, while her co-workers planted the second.

One of those co-workers was Leah Ells, who helped explain why the trees will be a fitting tribute to the LPN, who passed away in 2005.

Their life plan will be similar to hers well nurtured, quiet, beautiful, growing continuously through life, reaching for the stars, she said. Trees ask so little from us, but like Sandra, give so much. May we all watch these trees grow steadfast and strong forever to be a pleasant memory of Sandra, LPN and good friend.

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

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