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Thom Collyer

Thom Collyer

July 6, 2009

Thom Collyer
Collyer, Thom; at his home in Mount Forest on Monday July 6th, 2009. Thom Collyer formerly of Orangeville in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Sandra (Weiser) Collyer. Loved father of Karen Collyer of Cambridge and son Scott Collyer. Loving son of Kathleen Collyer of Lucknow and the late Stuart Collyer. Dear brother of Ted Collyer & wife Sandy of Meaford and Tim Collyer & wife Dianne of Clinton. Much loved brother-in-law of Bob & Irene Mitchell, Marlene Israel, Bob & Linda Pinter, Jackie Schultz & Dale Tackaberry and Carol & Dale Small. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Thom served as the 6th and last Sheriff of Dufferin County from April 1, 1979 to his retirement. He was an active member of St. John 's Lutheran Church, Mount Forest and the Mount Forest Lion 's Club. He also enjoyed his motorcycle and charity fundraising that the Orangeville Valley Riders Supported. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. A Lion 's Club Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 6:30p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday July 9th at 11:00a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. John 's Lutheran Church Building Fund, Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one 's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


Scott and Family, You have my deepest sympathy.

— , January 1, 2010

I only had the pleasure of meeting Thom one time but once was more that enough for me to understand what kind of exceptional man he was. I'm so sorry for your terrible loss and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

— , January 1, 2010

We recently read about Thom in the Orangeville Banner, after his funeral, or Cliff would have been there. We both have a very high regard for Thom, and Ruth has many good and fond memories of Thom from her days at the court house. Thom has left us far too early.

— Ruth and Clifrf Coburn, July 13, 2009

Dear Karen, I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I just read about it in the Orangeville newspaper. I'll always remember how kind your parents were and generous with their home in allowing our Book Club to meet there. I spent many happy evenings there. I'm thinking of you and your mother during this difficult time, and sending positive thoughts. Love Nancy

— Nancy Stallmach, July 11, 2009

Sandra many memories working with you at DAH in Orangeville. Also enjoyed the rides that you and Tom and Mel and I toured on our motorbikes. We have been out of touch so weren't aware till just now reading the local Banner because of my health as well. Mel remembers Tom helping out our local Crushers Hockey team long ago now. I will give you a call in a few weeks. Much more to say later, we will be praying for you as well. Mel and Dianne Zahodnik

— Mel and Dianne Zahodnik Orangeville, July 10, 2009

Karen; I was very sorry to hear about your father and I apologize for not being able to attend the visitation or service. I'm sure these are times of mixed emotions for you. Take comfort knowing that your father's suffering is over now and he is at peace. Louise and Rick

— , January 1, 2010

Sorry for your loss

— , January 1, 2010

Hi Karen, My sincere condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Tim

— , January 1, 2010

My sincere condolances. I am very sorry for your loss. Karen,

— , January 1, 2010

With deeepest sympathy for your loss

— , January 1, 2010

Scott and Family: You are in our thoughts and our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hold each other close and soon the fond memories will take over. Love always Pam, Murray, Barb & Jack

— , January 1, 2010

My deepest sympathy to the family.

— , January 1, 2010

Our deepest condolences to Thom's family at this time.

— , January 1, 2010

Dear Sandy, Sorry to hear about Thom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wendy Kearsley

— Wendy Kearsley, July 8, 2009

Karen and her family.....my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you. I send you a warm hug.

— , January 1, 2010

Our thoughts are with you at this time. class of 1961 - Evelyn Kaufman

— Evelyn Kaufman, July 8, 2009

Dear Sandy & Family Our condolences go out to you. We knew & worked with Thom for many years & we miss the personal touch he provided to the Dufferin County legal profession.

— Robert & Ida Church, July 8, 2009

Sandra & Family, Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in our thoughts and prayers. Ed and Jessie Sykes,

— , January 1, 2010

Dear Sandy & family: We would like to send you and your family our deepest sympathy. Mark and I have been talking about what a great time we had with you and Thom when we travelled to Ottawa on the motorcycles. I'm sure everyone who knows Thom will have wonderful stories to tell in the next few days. I will hold Thom close to my heart, and think of you and your family in the difficult days ahead. Mark & Debbie Young

— Mark & Debbie Young, July 8, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Keep your memories close to your heart and Thom will always be with you. A fine/fun loving gentleman.

— John & Karen Perryman, July 8, 2009

Dear Sandy, Kathleen and Family's We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Remember all the wonderful family times you had together will keep Thom close to each one of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Eric and Bonnie Taylor, Lucknow

— Eric and Bonnie Taylor, January 1, 2010

Dear Sandy; Ted and I were saddened to hear of your loss. although we will be unable to attend the services, please know that our thoughts are with you and your family. love Barb and Ted Schultz

— Barbara Schultz, July 7, 2009

Sandy, Karen and Scott Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Donalda, Darrol and Brady Boyd

— Donalda Boyd, January 1, 2010

Dear Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our partners are so precious to us. I am still living in Oliver BC so will not be attending the funeral but I will be thinking of you. Sandy

— sandra cragg, July 7, 2009

You're in our thoughts & prayers. We have very fond memories of Thom & know he will rest in Peace.

— , January 1, 2010

Dear Sandy, Karen & Scott, We would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family. You were our next door neighbours at Sunnyside Beach and we will always remember how you taught us to pack gabiens to keep our boathouse from floating away. We also remember the interesting conversations and vists we enjoyed. We will think of you often when we watch the waves dance and the sun sparkle on Georgian Bay. Ken & Marion Israel

— Ken & Marion Israel, July 7, 2009

Sandy and family-Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time and trusting the Lord will provide all your needs as we know He will, God bless DWIGHT AND CATHY BENSON

— dwight benson, July 7, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time of your loss.

— , January 1, 2010

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Thom Collyer. I enjoyed the time that I spent with him, Karen and Sandy. He was a good man and he will be sorely missed. I am very sorry for your loss.

— , January 1, 2010

My deepest sympathy in your loss. I will always consider it a privilege to have worked with Thom and been able to call him "my friend." His many acts of kindness and understanding will never be forgotten. May your treasured memories help to bring you peace in the days ahead. Lenora

— Lenora Reid, July 7, 2009

Sandy, Marlene, Linda, Jackie and Carol, so sorry to hear of Thoms passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this time and for the days ahead. All our love and sympathy, Tom & Cheryl, Mike and Maxine, Jerry and Virginia

— Tom and Cheryl Connolly, July 7, 2009

Sandy & Family; We didn`t know Thom very long but long enough to know he was a good man. He always a friendly greeting. He was a very dedicated hard working member of the Lions Club. He will be missed by all of the other members and all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

— Bill & Diane Dineen, July 6, 2009

Dear Family; Our Sincere Sympathy to all of you on the death of your dear husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Special thoughts that we care to Marlene, Peter, Heather, Jackie and Carol. May it be of some comfort to know that we are thinking of you with Love and Sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless and give you the needed strength to cope with the days ahead. Sincerely, Bob and Mary McIntee, Mount Forest, Ont. Mount Forest, Ont.

— Bob and Mary McIntee, July 6, 2009

We did not know Thom very long but we know he was a great man. We had the pleasure of meeting him through the Ride for Hospice charity events. He will be sadly missed by the members of the Orangeville Valley Riders as well as Hospice Dufferin. Our deepest sympathies to all of Thom's family and friends.

— Filomena & Victor Aguadalto, July 6, 2009

Dear Sandy and Karen, You are in our thoughts, Thom will be greatly missed by all of us. He was a wonderful, and caring man. Sandy, we have always considered you and Thom as part of our family and you are still a very important part of that don't ever forget that. We love you very much and if you need anything let us know Love, Jenn, Jason and Savannah

— Jennifer, Jason, and Savannah Bourne, July 6, 2009

With deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

— Cindy & Ron LaChapelle, July 6, 2009

So sorry to hear of Thom's passing. We hope it helps in some small way to know our thoughts and prayers and hugs are with you all at this difficult time.

— Joe and Lin Steffler, July 6, 2009

Karen, My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Janice

— Janice Burgess, July 6, 2009

It was a real joy and honour to have known Thom, and to be a friend to your family. He'll always be "Sheriff Collyer" or "Course Marshal Thom" to me. I'm only sorry that his last memory of me is as a hip-swinging leather-clad Elvis!

— Patrick Voo, July 6, 2009

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. The Rudys

— , January 1, 2010

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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