He had been suffering with cancer for some time now, and he passed away this morning. He was a man who knew his faith, who knew the importance of praying for the dead, and who would, I am sure, appreciate your prayers.
The following was posted on his blog:
It is with great personal sadness that we, the Collins Family, must inform the loyal followers of Linen on the Hedgerow, that our beautiful father, husband and grandfather, Richard Collins, has died peacefully at home this morning surrounded by those who loved him most. He was blessed to receive the Last Rites and Holy Mass was celebrated in the Extraordinary Form at his bedside. Please pray for the repose of his soul.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.