Dake “Ian” Collins died peacefully Dec. 5, 2020. He was born Friday, Sept. 13, 1946, in Rochester, N.Y.

In the '80s and '90s, as economic and community development director, Dake helped to stimulate the revitalization of the city of Rockland by writing and managing implementation of numerous grants to fund and attract small businesses to the city and to renovate many low-income residences. He served on the boards of the Midcoast Mental Health Center and the Rockland Public Library and subsequently became town manager in North Haven.

He deeply valued his associations with Maine Coast Men and the Universalist Church of Rockland, and the Unitarian Universalist churches of Ellsworth and Belfast.

Since 2007, “Ian” (as he was known in the Belfast area), volunteered as long as his health allowed with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Funeral Consumer Alliance, Common Ground Fair, Waldo County Cooperative Extension, Liberty Lakes Association, Veterans for Peace and Maine Coast Men.

Dake was predeceased by his younger brother, Mark Collins, and his parents, Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Bristol) Collins.

He will be deeply missed by his beloved partner, Mariah Williams of Liberty; son Jesse Bristol Brown-Collins, Jesse’s wife, Christina Flood, and Dake's adored grandson, Henry Collins, of Whitefield; Jesse’s mother, Jenni Johnson, of Newcastle; Mariah’s daughter, Tracy Williams, and husband Scott Allen of Northport; and Mariah’s son, Jason Williams, and wife Crista Barrasso of Huntington, N.Y.

To request later notification of his spring celebration of life, email DakeIanCelebration@gmail.com.