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May Collins

January 31, 1929 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 91)


It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our dear mother, May Pearl Collins, in Calgary at Southwood Care Centre on October 16, 2020, at the age of 91. Predeceased by her parents; Hans and Julianna Kohler, husbands; Eugene Sleno and George Collins, brothers; Bill, Louis, and Jim, sister; Lillian, sons; Joey and Wilf, son-in-law; Stan, daughter-in-law; Teresa, son-in-law; Dan. Survived by her sister; Anne, children; James Sleno, Robert Sleno (Teresa), Helen Makar (Stan), Lorrie McClean (Butch), Vicki Pilling (Dan), 10 grandchildren; Susan, Trisha, Mandy, Tara, Shawn, Sarah, Elisha, Joel, Brittany, and Chris, and 11 great-grandchildren; Braiden, Cole, Shayla, Taya, Jayden, Declyn, Danika, Addison, Gage, Lochlann and Kinsley.

            May was born in Stavely, Alberta January 31st, 1929 and the family soon moved to a farm in the Millarville area. She raised seven children in Black Diamond with her husband Eugene Sleno. In the 1970s, she moved to Calgary and worked at Woodward’s Restaurant. For many years, she was a nanny/grandma to the Arnt family. May was always an avid gardener and also enjoyed cooking, baking, curling, and bowling. Her Friday evenings were often spent having dinner and dancing at the Kensington Legion with good friends. A passionate sports fan, she could regularly be found watching a Calgary Flames game or a curling bonspiel. May was loved by all and will be sadly missed. Her friends and family will be celebrating her life at a future date.

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