Ernest Gordon Atkinson

Loving Father, Uncle and Friend…quietly passed away on June 2nd, 2012.

Gord, as he was known to most, a retired businessman from Rossland, spent the majority of his life in the Rossland / Trail community. He was an avid golfer, enthusiastic fisherman, and spent many hours in his retirement enjoying both. He was born in Rossland, July 18,1930, to Ernest G. and Ingrid Atkinson. After earning a trade with Cominco, he spent time working in Trail, Kimberly and Spokane before settling into the insurance business and eventually setting up shop in Rossland, where he worked until he retired in the late 80’s. Gord is survived by his two sons, Campbell of Spokane Washington, and Dan of Kelowna… his niece, Gail Dudley of Christina Lake, his nephew Ron Parker of Rossland… and his former wife, Maggie Atkinson of Spokane. Any who knew Gord will tell of his gruff demeanor, but know that inside he had a soft heart and great sense of humour. Gord will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He spent the last year of his life at Columbia View Lodge and many thanks go the those staff members that came to be his extended family and filled his final days with care. A small gathering of family and friends will be held in the near future … the place and time yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Asociation of B.C..

We’ll miss you Gord…May your final journey be blessed…


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