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COLLIS, Patrick James Sept. 23, 1926 ~ Dec. 1, 2010 Patrick Collis passed away from Parkinson's disease in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife, long time valley resident, Marjorie Collis and his son Tony Collis. He is survived by his children, John Collis and wife Pam, David Collis and wife Erin, Sandra Baker and husband Trevor, Carolyn Candy and husband Steve, and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his American step-family, Terri and Greg Dougherty, Ethan Dougherty, Erin Dougherty, Matthew Olaiz, Lauren Olaiz, Kristin and Ryan Penn. Pat spent most of his life in Murwillumbah, Australia raising his family and working for The Daily News. He was a true Australian who loved his lawn bowling, rugby and beer. Upon his retirement, he traveled to the British Isles where he met his darling Marjorie. They fell in love, married and lived many happy, wonderful years in Lancaster. After Marge's death from Alzheimer's disease in February, Pat returned to his beloved Australia to be near his children. He was a loving and caring man who adored his wife and family. He will be sadly missed.

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