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Winnifred Delphine (Dellie) (Collier) Dove

November 20, 1937 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 83)


Delphine (Dellie) Dove



Sydney Mines – It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Dellie (Collier) Dove, age 83, announce her passing on Monday, November 8, 2021, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born in North Sydney on November 20, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Julia (MacDonald) Collier.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.

Faith, family, and her dogs throughout the years meant everything to her.

She is survived by her daughters Julie (Angus), Darlene (Jim), and Krista. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Mary, sister Lorraine Schofield and family, sisters-in-law Elaine, Marie and Betty, special nephew Harold (Laurie), whom she raised as a son, brother Donnie (Barbara), grandsons Chris, Bo Douglas (Teela), Daryll, Connor and Justin, granddaughters Tracy (Johnny), Michaela (Adam), Kendra (Ryan), and Julia (Chris), great-granddaughter Marissa (Brayden), and another due in February, great-grandsons Evan (Emily), Jaidan, Malakai, great-great-grandson Dawson, and great-great-granddaughter Amelia, who she met two days before her passing.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Billy, son Kenneth, in-laws Bill and Mary, son-in-law Gerard, brothers Raymond, Joe and Floyd, brothers-in-law Gerald and Adrian, sisters-in-law Margie and Anita, and nephews Derek and Billy.

Her family would like to thank everyone who helped them through this difficult time.

As per her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at


“To know her was to love her.”

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