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Born: Sep 11, 1943

Date of Passing: Oct 30, 2022

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September 11, 1943 – October 30, 2022

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Françoise Collins (née Charron) on October 30, 2022. Born in 1943, Françoise grew up in Rouyn, Québec,
Françoise was a Registered Medical Technologist who initially joined the Microbiology Department at the Ottawa General Hospital. In September 1967, she joined the Health Laboratory for Hygiene at the Department of National Health and Welfare in Ottawa. She relocated with the Bureau of Microbiology which later became known as the National Microbiology Laboratory when the laboratory moved to Winnipeg in January 1998. She retired from the Federal Public Service in September 2002.
In her retirement, Françoise enjoyed travelling, volunteering at the Museum in Winnipeg, attending concerts of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, reading and meeting with her friends.
Predeceased by her father and mother (née Gauthier), she will be remembered with love by her siblings, Marie-Claire (Jacques) and Jean-Marc (Stephanie); her nephews, Yves, Patrick (Marie-Pier) and Christian (Megan) as well as her friends.
A private family service will be held later in Rouyn (Québec).
In lieu of flowers, Françoise would be honoured to have donations made to a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was very sorry to hear about Francoise's passing. She was a lovely woman whose volunteer work at the Manitoba Museum was greatly appreciated. It was wonderful to see the friendships she developed here blossom. She always provided a friendly welcome to new volunteers. Such a polite and gentle lady, she also had a bit of cheeky side and I loved to see a twinkle in her eye on those occasions. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Anya Moodie-Foster (Worked with Francoise at the Manitoba Museum) on: Nov 08, 2022

  • I worked across the hall from Francoise from 1998 until her retirement. We shared many coffee breaks and lunches together. She was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. Condolences to her family! Emma - Posted by: Emma Ongsansoy (Friend and former co-worker) on: Nov 05, 2022

  • So sorry to hear about Francoise’s passing. She was a delightful lady, colleague and friend both in Ottawa and Winnipeg. Sincere sympathies to her family at this difficult time. Kathy and Roger. - Posted by: Kathy Bernard (Colleague, Friend) on: Nov 05, 2022

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