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Remembering Alein Atkinson

From: Elizabeth and Brian Stefan and family

We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a kind, loving person and will be sadly missed.

From: Kim Brown (Curtis)

I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was such a kind person. I remember her sharing many cups of coffee with mom over the years. She made me a beautiful paper tole picture for my wedding that I still continue to treasure. She was so talented! My condolences on your loss.

From: The Anstett's

We will be forever grateful to your mom and dad and the special place that they held in our lives - our families were brought together by chance and that created a life long bond that so blessed us - when we think of all the time we spent together it will definitely make our hearts smile. Although they are both gone they will not be forgotten.

From: Margie

Dear Atkinson Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother was a one of a kind example of discernment, wit, kindness, and grace. I must apologize for my absence at all of the ceremonies. I just returned from out of country and was not able to make last minute arrangements. I have no doubt there will be an outpouring of condolence, fond memories, and respect. I share all of these. I wish you all the comfort you need right now. May your grief make way for grace and peace to share your journey forward. With sincere and heartfelt condolence, Margie & family

From: Gord and Mary Anne

Alein was always there for everyone... and always looking stylish and fit ... We will miss her ... RIP


From: Kelly Curtis

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Alien was one of the pillars of Chatsworth and was a dear friend to my parents, Jack and June Curtis. Alien was always the first one to offer help and was that quiet, wise presence wherever she went. She will be missed.


From: Jackie Donaldson (Curtis)

I am so sorry for your loss. Chatsworth had some incredible people, and your mom was one of them. Our mother's drank many a coffee together. Played cards together, and also fit in some shopping trips. All our parents are together now, and hopefully still watching over us. Thinking of you!

From: Gail McNally

So sorry to hear Alien has passed. I worked with her at Dr McKinnon Philips hospital. She was always so kind friendly.My thoughts are with her family


From: Peggy Crozier and Joe De Groot

Our hearts go out to all of you. We are truly sorry to lose our dear neighbour Alein. We will especially miss our chats as she walked by on Hansen Drive. Also we will miss her popping over with green beans or strawberries. She will truly be missed and we know how much you will all miss her. We're sorry we can't be with you to celebrate the life of such a special lady.


From: Phil and Linda Carter

Jim, Debbie and Family We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. What a beautiful lady she was, she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your siblings and the family. Phil and Linda

From: Joan Whitney

I will miss seeing Alein’s smiling face at church every Sunday morning..Joan Whitney Keady-North Derby United Church


From: Robyn and Brian

Alein was such beautiful and bright woman full of grace and dignity. We send our deepest condolences to Deb, Brian and families.

From: Doreen and Neil Mckay

So sorry to hear the sad news ! Your Mother was always friendly and smiling... You will miss her so much ! But You will have lots of happy memories to carry through the years !


From: Bill Walker

Dear Family, May your fond memories provide you comfort. I had known Alein over the years as a young fellow from Hepworth with a connection to the Smith family, and also over the years as MPP. She was always a delight to chat with and will be truly missed. Hoping it helps to know that friends are thinking of you. With Condolence, Bill Walker


From: Ron & Jan Ingram

Sorry to hear this sad news. She was a wonderful & caring person. Will treasure our times having Alein as a neighbor for many years when we lived beside her in Chatsworth sending prayers & condolences to Alein’s family

From: Bryan Fraser, Owen sound

Jim and Deb and family My deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss.

From: Chris & Elizabeth Raynsford

Deepest sympathies to Alein's family and friends. She was a such a kind and friendly neighbour who was always there with a wave and a smile. She will be missed.

From: Inglis and Faye Phinney

Alein will be remembered for her ready smile and willing hands at Chatsworth United Church. Sincere condolences to all the family.

From: Robyn and Brian

Our deepest condolences to the Atkinson family, such a bright, beautiful woman


From: Ron and Carol Hornburg

We will miss seeing Alein this summer on her after supper walk on Hansen Dr. She was such a nice lady.

From: Dick & Cocoa

Alein will be greatly missed by me & Cocoa. We so looked forward to seeing her car pull in & Cocoa running to great her. Our Thoughts and Prayer's are with you

From: Patricia Henry

I realize too late that I should have visited your Mom as I walked past. She made good tea biscuits last time I went for a visit. So sorry . Pat Henry

From: Jennifer Hodge

Sending Alein's family my sincere sympathy. Alein was a lovely lady for whom I gardened the properties she and Atch owned for a few years. Always up for a visit and spoiling me with lunches and refreshments. I truly enjoyed not only working for her but spending moments in conversation. She was amazing. Rest in Peace Alein.

From: Terry and Penny McKay

Sorry to hear of the passing of Alein. What a wonderful neighbor and great friend over the years.

From: Joyce Downey

Alein was such a lovely person always so willing when asked to help with many events at Chatsworth United Church will always remember her laugh and chats. My sympathy to her family and friends. She will be so missed

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