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George E. Collins, 81, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, peacefully in his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

George was born on Nov. 29, 1927, in Placentia, Newfoundland, to Mary Bridget and Francis Collins. He was the second youngest of 10 children, all who have preceded him in death. George was only 4, when he managed to get a job on the United States Naval Base in Placentia the 1940s. He worked on the floating dock under Chief Petty Officer Orville Sather of Havre, Mont., who encouraged George to come to the United States in l948. George traveled five days and five nigh...

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