Don Atkinson, 79 of Port Alberni, BC, passed away with family by his side. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Peg) and children Maureen and Pete Lenihan, Heather and Rick Kitsul, Doug and Marlene Atkinson, Wendy and Brian Aird; grandchildren Megan, Shea, Declan, Lane, Leah, Cole, Karl, Sydney and Jackson; sisters Kay, Helen and Debbie; his faithful dog Molly.
Don was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver Island where he worked in Victoria and Port Alberni as a longshoreman. Don loved his family, and was a friend to many. He loved spending time fishing, hunting, gardening and helping his many friends. He always had a story and a quick sense of humour.
He will be missed by his family and the many people who crossed his path. We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses staff at West Coast General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Critical Care Transport Team for all their kind and compassionate care.
A gathering for Don will be held on November 29th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Cherry Creek Hall. Bring your favourite “Don story”. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.