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Queenie Shaw Collyer

April 17, 1927 ~ June 1, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


In Loving Memory of 
Queenie Shaw Collyer
(nee Elliott)

age 96
Lovingly remembered by her daughters
Nancy (David) Ross and Patricia (Bruce) Turner 
and daughter in law, Deb (Richard) Collyer.
Queenie is predeceased by her husband Frank 
and son Richard. 

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Tri-Lake Health Centre
Killarney, Manitoba

In accordance with Queenie’s 
wishes a private Graveside Service will be held at Killarney Cemetery


Donations in memory of Queenie may be 
made to the Killarney Foundation
PO Box 1300, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0


Queenie Shaw Collyer (Elliott) passed away peacefully on June 1, 2023, at the age of 96 years old, surrounded by her family at the Tri-Lake Health Center in Killarney, Manitoba.
Queenie was born on April 17th, 1927 to Rose and Albert Elliott on the family farm near Welwyn, Saskatchewan.  She was the fifth child of nine children.  After finishing school, she worked in both Calgary and Winnipeg as a telephone operator, and later became a hairdresser, opening a shop in Welwyn.
On July 17, 1948 Queenie married Francis Collyer, son of Mary and Walter Collyer.  They lived on the family farm where Frank farmed with his Dad and did electrical work.  Their two girls, Nancy and Patricia were born while they lived there.  In 1955, Frank and Queenie purchased an Esso service station in Killarney later expanding it to include a Ford dealership and Versatile and Massy Ferguson dealership. Their son, Richard was born in 1957 in Killarney.  Frank and Queenie lived a full and happy life working, travelling and raising their children.  Both Frank and Queenie were strong supporters of Killarney and volunteered many hours.  Frank died of cancer in January, 1988.
After Frank’s death, Queenie continued to be a strong volunteer in Killarney – one of the founding members of Communities in Bloom and Donors Choice, guide to many bus tours to Killarney and many other things earning her the Queen’s Jubilee Award for Volunteer Work.  Queenie loved to play cards and spent many hours playing bridge and crib and volunteering at the New Horizon’s Senior Center.  She was a member of the Anglican Church her entire life, giving her time and talents there for many years.  Queenie was always interested in everything her family did, attending as many of their events as possible and hosting many family occasions.  Her multiple scrapbooks share many of these events in her life as well as her children’s, grandchildren’s and even some of her great grandchildren’s lives.  Wonderful memories for us all.
Queenie is predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1988 and son, Richard in 2010.  She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy (David) Ross and Patricia (Bruce)Turner and daughter in law, Deb (Richard) Collyer as well as seven grandchildren, Anne (David) Hyde, Steven Ross, Mark (Anh) Turner, Julie Mervinska, Drew (Nadirah) Turner, Danyel (Bryan) Reimer and Dana (Shaun) Woodcock and thirteen great grandchildren, Benjamin, Christopher, Conrad, Dyllan, Noah, Madeleine, Emmett, Aleksander, Arlo,  Chloe, Theo, Jake and Zoe. She is also survived by her siblings, Gert Joseph and Lionel (Adena) Elliott and sister in law, Betty Burwell as well as many nieces and nephews.

Queenie was the heart of her family, well loved and respected by everyone.  She will be greatly missed.



"You were always there
When we needed you
No task too great or small
With a loving heart and a 
Willing hand
For us you did them all
Thanks for the years you gave us
And for all the times we shared,
We only pray when you left us
You knew how much we cared."


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