Kay Collard


74 years, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Arnold (2018). Loving Mom of Rosa (Jose) and Tim (Melissa). Proud Grandma of Crystal (Jamie), Teanna (Nathan), Ayden, Gaige, Brooke, Scott (Heather), Susie and Ashley (Anthony) and great Grandma of Sydney, Savanna, Shailynn, Candice, Adelyn, Jamison and Paige. Dearest mother-in-law to Dana Francottie, Kevin McKellar, Dale and Cathy Richardson and Justin Duff. Daughter of the late Bessie Gunn (2004). Kay will be remembered by her cousin Maryann Guyitt and many nieces and nephews. Kay and Arnold farmed the family farm in Cottam for many years. She devoted her life to her family, caring for Arnie as his health declined. Kay was a member of the Gosfield North Sportsmen Club. She will be forever remembered and loved. Kay was a resilient cancer survivor. Sincere thanks to Windsor-Essex EMS, Kingsville Fire Department and Kingsville OPP for their care and compassion. Also thank you to Christine and Mario Caetano for their love and support of Mom over the last several years. Visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A private Funeral Service to celebrate Kay's life will be held. Due to COVID restrictions, visitation is limited to a specific number of visitors. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. Everyone must wear a mask. Interment Cottam Cemetery. If desired memorial donations made to Gosfield North Sportsmen Association or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca