Visitation

7-9 p.m. Friday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist

Service

11 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 280 St. James Street at Wellington

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Donations

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Huron Hunger Fund, Christian Children's Fund or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Please remit directly to the charity - address and link provided at the bottom of this page. To notify family of your contribution, please complete and send the form below.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Chris Atkinson

Death Notice

Atkinson, Chris (A.B.) - Peacefully after a brief illness at University Hospital on Monday, November 19, 2012 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Barbara Atkinson for 50 years. Cherished father of Ross Atkinson (Susanna Kong), Robert Atkinson (Kay Lavery) and the late Katherine Ann Atkinson. Proud grandfather of Christopher and Benjamin. Dear brother of Janet Eyre (Ken). Predeceased by his sister June. Chris will also be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family in England. Born and educated in London, England, Chris joined the Royal Army Medical Corps for seven years, during which time he travelled all over the world. Chris immigrated to Canada in 1960 where he met Barbara. Two years later Barbara and Chris moved to London and were married at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, continuing their careers as Medical Technologists at St. Joseph's Hospital. Chris went on to teach Medical Technology at Fanshawe College for 26 years. After taking an early retirement, he started his own business in Education Communication. Outside of work, Chris was involved in Scouting for over 40 years including a term as District Commissioner. He was also a strong and active parishioner at the Church of St. John the Evangelist for over 45 years. During this time he held many roles, including chair of the property committee, Sunday school superintendent, and a member of the parish council. He also taught first communion classes for 25 years. He was involved at the diocesan level with the Huron Hunger Fund and Huron Church Camp. Visitation Friday, November 23, from 7-9 p.m. at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 280 St. James Street (at Wellington) where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 24, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation the hour preceding. Cremation with interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Huron Hunger Fund, Christian Children's Fund or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.