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Collin Kristopher Bair

December 15, 2001 — May 13, 2023


Collin Kristopher Bair, 21, of Virginia Beach, VA died May 13, 2023 at his residence unexpectedly.  He was born on a blustery, bone chilling night in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 15, 2001 to Kristofer and Heidi Bair. He attended Western Branch Schools in Chesapeake, VA. Collin played ice hockey throughout his life for various organizations in Saratoga Springs, NY and all over Hampton Roads. He was an excellent hockey player and served as an Alternate Captain on several teams. Most recently, Collin worked as a server and host at Maggie McFlys in VA Beach. He loved his coworkers and customers. He was active in many drug addiction recovery groups throughout the Hampton Roads area and Delray Beach, FL. He lived for the beach and enjoyed his time at Delray Beach, FL, the OBX, and all of Virginia Beach. Collin was quick-witted, intelligent, loyal, and loving. He could easily disarm you with his natural charm and charisma. His long, blonde, flowing locks and sense of fashion were always on point. In another life, he would have been a model. Thrift stores were a favorite target, and his mother was his partner in crime as they cleared the shelves of everything funky, retro, and cool. He lit up like a Christmas tree when blasting music and driving for hours with his big sister (Peyton) and Sarah Butcher, as they hunted down and explored abandoned places all over Hampton Roads. There was never a dry eye from all the laughter. Collin is survived by his parents Kristofer and Heidi of Smithfield, VA and his sister Peyton Revana Bair of Chesapeake, VA; grandparents Ron and Terri Shafer of Greenville, PA; uncle Daniel Shafer of Pittsburgh, PA; nephews Jackson and Liam Shafer of Pittsburgh, PA; several cousins, great uncles, and great aunts; and of course, his best dog pals, Penny and Charly. A private graveside service will be held at Bethany Cemetery, Smithfield, VA.  For those struggling with drug addiction and the anguish of mental health issues, the family would like you to seek out resources on or 1-800-662-HELP for free, confidential assistance 24/7. “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Online condolences may be registered at

My Dearest Collin:

To honor you, I get up every day and take a deep breath, to start another day without you in it.
To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile, and the way your beautiful eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.
To honor you, I take the time to appreciate everyone I love, I now know there is no guarantee of days or hours or even minutes spent in their presence.
To honor you, I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back anymore, risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance, take the beach trip!
To honor you, I listen to music you would have loved and sing at the top of my lungs like we always did together, with the windows rolled down.
Collin, you were my light, my heart, my gift of true love from the highest source. Every single day for the rest of my life I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live my life here on earth to its fullest, laugh so hard it hurts, and love so deeply. I now live for the both of us, so all I do, I do to honor you!



To My Son:

To live in this Life, as a tortured soul
Drugs offered a beacon, a guide through the Cold.
You entered this Earth, a happy, bubbly boy
So bright and intelligent, the world was your toy.
Your blueberry eyes turned a beautiful green
A joyous boy, to a rambunctious teen.
School, track, and hockey, you did so well
Your story ended too early, time will never tell.
The darkness crept in, you fought bravely and hard
Death was waiting for you, for one slip of your guard.
The love of the ocean, the palms, and the beach
The call of the waves, always in your reach.
Exploring abandoned homes to take awesome pics
Peyton, Sarah, and Collin, a hot mess mix.
Your confident nature, your effortless charm,
Drugs were your downfall, the bringer of harm.
The envy of your friends, you were always FULL SEND
Never fearful of drugs, they brought you your end.
To Heaven above, with family and friends,
Gone, but never forgotten, we will see you again!
Collin, we Loved you so much, you are in all our souls,
You are our shining beacon, our guide through the Cold.



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