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Kenneth Warren Atkinson

February 27, 1944 - February 11, 2021


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ken, a dear husband and father.  He fought a gallant fight with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Ken was predeceased by his father Donovan, mother Ruth and his stepfather Bill. He leaves behind to mourn his wife Magdalene, daughter Candice, son Kenneth (Jennifer), three granddaughters, one brother, two sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Ken served in the Canadian Military for 30 years.  He enjoyed volunteer work, the great outdoors and had many hobbies.  He will never be far from our hearts.  By Ken’s request there will be no service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vancouver General Hospital Lung Centre, www.thelungcentre.ca.


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From: Kathy Preuss / Chilliwack Engine & Auto Repair
Relation: Ken was a customer for many years

Manfred & I are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. Ken always brightened our day and he will be very much missed.

From: John Martens
Relation: Affiliated thru work and considered a life long friend.

It was a very sad day when hearing my friend Ken passed away, my sincere condolences to his wife Maggie and family. Ken and I served together in the military where we shared a laugh or two, Ken always had a smile regardless of the situation. I will always have fond memories of Ken and will always be remembered, RIP my Friend.

From: Steve Armstrong
Relation: President of the Square Dance Club that Ken was a member of

On behalf of the Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers Square Dance Club, it is with great sadness that we learned of Ken’s passing. Ken (along with his wife, Maggie) was a lifetime member of our club due to his various personal contributions to our club. Ken will be missed by his fellow dancers/friends at the club.

From: Myroslav Fedorowich
Relation: Friend and RCEME Soldier comrade

Dear Maggie and Atkinson Family,

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Ken. I first met Ken at CFB Borden as one of our instructors at CFSEME, Materials Tech Pl. Ken was a good senior soldier / welding instructor and was well liked by all. His calmer demeaner and solid background was always highly respected making him an excellent Snr instructor. His low key humour was nice to hear during our Friday Section TGIFs party, which were usually quite joyful / boisterous if you met the others!
Ken will be missed, there will always be a heartache and many silent tears in the coming days. But you will always have those precious memories and one another to reflected on when Ken was here. RIP Ken.

Myroslav & Darla Fedorowich
CWO (retd) CD
RCEME, Materials Tech
Arte et Marte

From: CWO (ret'd) Robert Thompson MSM, CD
Relation: RCEME School, Materials Platoon

Condolences to family, friends, and old soldiers. RIP Ken. Arte et Marte.

From: Rob Sutherland, MWO (Ret'd), CD
Relation: Friend who served together in the Canadian Army at CFB Borden

I heard of Ken’s illness and just assumed he would work through it. I was going to email or phone but thought I would wait as no doubt everyone was bugging him to get well. I was surprised to find out he didn’t make it and now wish I did make that phone call. I worked with Ken at the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at CFB Borden, Ontario where we both were instructors and Standards writers. Ken was a great guy who showed a lot of dedication and skill as an instructor. He will be missed by the Material Technician and RCEME Family. My condolences go out to Maggie and family.

From: Marc Trepanier

Dear Maggie and Atkinson Family,

My most sincere condolences, I was saddened to hear that Ken has passed away. I met Ken at CFB Borden as I was one of the instructor working under his wing in the welding section. I will always remember him as a calm person, easy to approach, ready to help with a good sense of humour.
Ken played a role in my military progression and will not be forgotten.

Marc Trepanier
Capt (retd) CD

From: André Breau
Relation: A soldier

Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May he, a good friend and a soldier rest in peace!

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