Eugene Ohlson Collins

October 23, 1994 - February 14, 2023
Eugene Ohlson Collins

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Eugene Ohlson Collins, son, brother and friend to all passed away suddenly in his home on February 14, 2023. Eugene was born on October 23, 1994 in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina with his mother, Anne and sister, Ali.

Eugene had many great loves – his family and friends, his Great Dane, Doobie, his art, and the ocean. It is no secret that he was his happiest when he was surfing. The joy when he caught each wave was abundant and the smile on his face was contagious. He took this passion to the next level when he majored in Chemistry at University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a focus in marine science. His goal was to keep water safe for the future children who sought out solace in the ocean the same way he had.

Eugene battled addiction from a young age, but this did not define him. He was a loyal friend, son and brother who loved fiercely. He would like to be remembered as the friend who put others needs before his own, the son who sat with his mom on the beach for hours, and the brother who protected his sister. He is survived by his sister, Alison (age 25) and preceded in death by his mother, Anne.

There are no services planned at this time.

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  • November 20, 2023
    Dorothy lit a candle:
    Lit since November 20, 2023 at 11:22:35 PM

  • March 14, 2023
    Sierra Browder says:
    Ali, I’ve never been fortunate enough to meet you, but I was a friend of Eugene’s when we were a bit younger. I took him and his two friends, Stephen and Aaron to Las Vegas with me on a road trip. Despite his struggles, Eugene was always a genuine and kind soul. His smile was contagious and his heart was full of love. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. If you would ever like to connect and chat, please reach out. Wishing for peace for you and yours.

  • March 02, 2023
    Heidi says:
    I am so sorry for your loss Ali! I will always remember Hunter and George and Eugene growing up together. He was so sweet, and had a smile that just lit up a room.

  • March 01, 2023
    Karen Storms says:
    Ali, I am so sorry for your loss…Praying for peace and comfort! I know he is with your precious mama and finally at peace! Your mama was so proud of ya’ll and loved you both so much! I will never forget how brave she was during her short and painful illness. She fought hard until the end for you and Eugene. I know without a shadow of doubt, that she is so proud of the wonderful lady that you have become. Please know that i will always be here for you sweetheart! I love you!!💜

  • February 27, 2023
    Janet Roberts lit a candle:
    Lit since February 27, 2023 at 2:49:11 AM