Michael Collison

Michael Collison

Monday, January 16th, 1967 Sunday, September 8th, 2019

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Obituary for Michael Thomas "Tyke" Collison

COLLISON, Michael Thomas
It is with great sadness that the family of Michael (Tyke) Thomas Collison announces his passing, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the age of 52. Michael will be lovingly remembered by his brothers Harley and Mark, his sisters Heather (Cicinski) and Tammy (Holmes), sister-in-law Rose, brothers-in-law John Cicinski and Robert Holmes. He will also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Cara Collison, Bobby Collison, Chris Holmes and the late Cody Holmes, as well as great-nieces and nephew. He is also predeceased by his parents James Walter and Sylvia Ann Collison (nee Ross).
Michael was born and raised in Prescott, Ontario. He began working at Chevron Construction (DuPont) before moving onto Proctor and Gamble in Brockville. He later moved to Orangeville, Ontario, where he worked for Headwaters Health Care Centre (Orangeville Hospital). A gifted athlete, Michael played hockey for the Prescott Hockey League, helping to win the Gills Cup while playing for the Prescott Falcons. His long-time coach and mentor, Bernard (Bernie) Currier, said he was a “wonderful guy to coach. He gave us more than we gave him. Tyke may have been small in stature, but you couldn’t measure his heart…a gentleman in the game, he showed true leadership skills.” When playing in the minor soccer league, Michael received a MVP award. He also coached little league hockey and soccer, and enjoyed playing golf and spending as much time as he could outdoors. Throughout his life, he was a thoughtful, kind and caring person, who spoke to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed and remembered with much love.
A Memorial Service in memory of Michael will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 6:00 p.m. Interment and a Celebration of Life will take place in Prescott, Ontario at a later date. Those who so desire may make memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, in memory of Michael to the Canadian Tire Jump Start program ( Donations to the Town of Prescott Building Fund can be made at the town hall in cash or cheque. (Please indicate “in memory of…” and if paying by cheque please make payable to the Corporation of the Town of Prescott, c/o Prescott Municipal Offices – Town Hall, at 360 Dibble Street W.)
A tree will be planted in memory of Michael in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Orangeville, On
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    Thursday, September 12th, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019
    Rev. Peter Scott
  • Reception

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Betty Wilson

So very sorry for your loss Mark
Comment | Posted at 07:30pm via Condolence

Susen Kalakaylo

So very saddened to hear of Tyke’s death. So many fond memories of Tyke, shared by everyone here in Prescott. My deepest condolences to all the Collison family. He’ll be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Comment | Posted at 08:53pm via Condolence


My heart goes out to Tykes family, I am saddened by his passing. Friends for many years Tyke has left me with stories, memories and a lot of laughs. There is not a week that goes by that I don't tell a Tyke and me story to someone. Tyke was one of a kind, I'm truly thankful that with met. Always in my heart, love ya man your friend Bimb.
Comment | Posted at 08:50pm via Condolence

Amanda Shortt

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, my husband and myself lived in the same complex and always were greeted with a smile and generous hospitality. It won’t be the same without Jack and Mike around. Our deepest condolences
Amanda and David Shortt
Comment | Posted at 08:29pm via Condolence

Rich Bonneau

I had the pleasure and privilege of playing hockey with Mike while we were growing up in Prescott. He was a great player, but an even better person. My thoughts are with the entire family at this difficult time.
Comment | Posted at 05:44pm via Condolence

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