1936 - 2019
James Edward Atkin
June 14, 1936- December 24, 2019
James “Jim” Edward Atkin, 83, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve 2019 at St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa due to complications related to dementia. He is survived by his best friend and wife, Louise Atkin, their only daughter Sinead Erin Atkin Tsang and husband Andrew Tsang, and two grandchildren, Sophia Rose and Nathaniel Ryan, and step-granddaughter Diane Laura. He is also survived by his brother Denis Atkin (and family) and Candace Aplin (and family). He was predeceased by his parents, George and Doreen Atkin.
Jim was born and raised in North Kildonan (Winnipeg) on June 14, 1936. As a child, he helped out on his uncle’s farm where he learned to drive and operate farm equipment. He developed a love for working with his hands and carried this love with him throughout the rest of his life. After attending Miles Macdonell Collegiate, he apprenticed and worked for Winnipeg Hydro for 37 years, finishing as Superintendent (Meter Department). He was part-owner of Marvel Construction company, where he enjoyed driving heavy machinery.
He loved cars and boats, and spent many hours working on jobs around the house and cottage. He was always willing to help others with their projects too.
Jim enjoyed travelling with his family on vacations. After 70+ years of living in Winnipeg, Jim moved to Ottawa to be with his grandchildren. Living in Ottawa, he attended hockey and soccer games and music concerts of his grandchildren.
Jim was a kind, personable man with a great smile and a strong handshake. He will be missed for his love of life, travel, music, and his ability to strike up a conversation with anyone. The family would like to thank St. Patrick’s home of Ottawa for the excellent care Jim received at the end of his life.
In lieu of flowers donations to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or St. Patrick's Home Ottawa would be greatly appreciated.
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