Atkin, Caitlin

December 15, 1985 ~ April 14, 2017

ATKIN, Caitlin Patricia – December 15th, 1985 – April 14th, 2017. Suddenly at the age of 31 years. Caitlin was the only daughter of Bill and Sue Atkin of Sarnia and sister to Mike Atkin (Elizabeth) of Petrolia. She is survived by her daughters Izzabelle and Laila. She was granddaughter to the late Duffy Atkin and to Joseph and Patricia Colborne and is survived by her grandmother Marjorie Atkin of Sarnia. Caitlin was predeceased by her Uncle Tom Atkin, but is survived by aunts and uncles: Mary Rivers (Steve) of Sarnia, Rob Colborne (Diana) of Surrey B.C., Steve Colborne (Alvinston), Mary Ann Colborne (Sarnia), Anne Turner (London) , Mike Colborne (Joyce) of Calgary, Alberta and Sarah Reaume (Walt) of Sarnia. She will be missed by her cousins Scott Atkin (Angelina), Melissa O’Mahony (John), Randy Rivers, Jodie Campbell (Jamie), Ellen Rivers (Kristen), Jason Colborne (Kristy), Brian Colborne (Sabrina), Janet Truer (Ian), Darcy Colborne, Christopher Colborne (Zuzana), Jennifer Wright (Jeff), Jake Reaume (Tessa) and Luke Reaume (Sara). Caitlin was predeceased by her cousin Jessica Reaume. Caitlin was a child of the earth. The daughter and granddaughter of farmers, she was a lover of the outdoors, passionate about animals of every kind, an accomplished equestrian and an avid dog lover. Now, there among the sun and the stars, she is finally at peace. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory, no one can steal.”

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Corunna.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Humane Society.



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  1. Bill, Sue and Mike – We were very sad to read about Caitlin. Please know that our hearts ache for you as you grieve her loss. Perhaps you can take comfort, as we did when Jessica died, that your lovely daughter is at peace.
    Peter, Judy and Erin

  2. Mr. And Mrs. Atkin, I am so sorry to hear of Caitlin’s passing. These are such difficult times for you and your family. I have not seen Caitlin since elementary school, she was such a sweet young girl. Again, my thoughts and,prayers are with you and your family and friends.

  3. So very sorry Bill & Sue….my thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time.

  4. Bill, Sue, Mike and Family.
    We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Caitlin. Her beautiful smile and warm heart will always be remembered by many and her devoted love for animals. Rest in Peace Caitlin. Shelley, Aaron, Todd Campbell & Kelly Courtney

  5. We were so sorry to hear of the passing Caitlin. She was a beautiful child, girl and woman inside and out. Her loss will be felt by many and please know we remember the wonderful light she brought to this world. Our love and prayers are with all of you . The LaPier family

  6. Very sad she was an amazing bright woman throughout elementry school she will be missed my deepest condolences to the family

  7. Sue.Bill and families…i am so sorry for your loss..Thinking of you and your families with great sadness in my heart…Dianne and Ken Stephenson..(D.Tinney)

  8. So very sorry for your families loss we have fond memories of Cait … she brought many smiles to Karisa’s face as they showed Caits horse Tibs in Leadline and won several ribbons together.. and lots of good times ringside Rip Cait.. xo

  9. Bill, Sue, and the Atkin family
    Our sincere condolences at this most difficult time of Caitlin’s passing. Let your memories of her smile and happy times bring you comfort.
    John & Shelley Freer
    and family

  10. My deepest sympathies to the Atkins and Colborne families on your sad loss.
    Dori (Lumley) Cotter

  11. We are so sorry for the passing of beautiful Cait, we have very fond memories through out our horse years, all the laughs , and a smile always on Caits face , our deepest condolences Bill and Sue and Family ,from Bob and Chris Shain

  12. To the Atkin family,
    Sincere condolences on the loss of Cait. She was at our place alot when she lived here in Watford and a few times since then. So sad for all of you and her daughters. RIP Cait

  13. Bill, Sue and all your family: We are so sorry to read of the passing of your daughter Cait. Know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Rick and Barb Guy

  14. Bill, Sue, Mike and all your family:
    Sincere sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter Cait.
    Thinking of you and all your families at this difficult time.
    She will be truly missed by all.
    R.I.P Cait.
    Vi & Cal Henderson

  15. From myself, Helen Haywood, and the staff at Helen’s hideaway are so sorry to hear about your loss
    God bless

  16. Billy, Sue and all of the Atkin family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Barbara and Terry Nicol Fulton

  17. Bill, Sue and Mike
    I was so sad to hear of Caitlin’s passing. My heart breaks for your entire family and I truly cannot imagine what you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Michelle and Scott Parks

  18. I’m very sorry for your loss….I never really knew her all that well.. .But she was pretty funny and she always had her dog!!! Her and I got along awesome….cait and I had many laughs…Sorry to her friends and family…Until we meet again

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. From the Joseph family we send our condolences to Mike and the rest of the family.

  20. Sue, Bill, and family,
    Our hearts are breaking for you. May you be comforted by those surrounding you with love and fond memories of Cait.
    You are in our thoughts,
    Amy and Don Cunningham

  21. Bill, Sue, and Atkin Family…..Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Cait. May the happy times and memories you spent with her help you through this difficult time…May she rest in peace.


  22. I know words cannot describe how you feel . My condolences to the entire family. She was a special daughter and the memories will last forever .

  23. Bill, Sue and Mike
    Our hearts are breaking for your loss of dear Cait. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this most difficult time. Love Paula and Gary Vanderburg

  24. Sue, Bill, and the entire Atkin family, I was so sad and sorry to hear about Cait. I can’t even begin to imagine how it feels to lose a daughter. My heart breaks for you! Sending hugs and prayers to your family! RIP sweet girl! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😢

  25. We are very sad to hear of Cait’s passing. Another beautiful girl taken way to soon. Prayers and condolences to her family. R. I. P Cait❤️ Kelly Bristol & family

  26. Bill and Sue, we were so said to hear of Cait’s passing we really loved her and will miss her. Our prayers go out to you.

  27. Bill. Sue, Mike and Family; Our sincere condolences to you and your family!! Ken & Glenda McLellan

  28. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Caitlyn loved her animals. Will always remember her showing with us at Tri County and other horse shows, her smile and her love for her horses.

  29. We want to offer our deepest sympathy! We remember when Cait taught her bulldog to ride the skateboard.
    Our hearts and thoughts are with the family

  30. Bill & Sue: My heart goes out to you and your family- she was a special girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cousin Kathy XO

  31. Bill and Sue plus the entire Atkin’s Families , so sorry to hear about the passing of your Daughter . Thinking of use all at this difficult time ! Love Always Maureen and Ron Bailey and Family hugs to use all xoxo

  32. Such a sad loss for friends and family of someone special to so many. Many have said she will be at peace. We hope those who will miss her so greatly will find peace sometime too.

  33. I was heart broken to hear about cait a passing . I always thought of her as a sister of mine. We had our good and bad moments but we always came back together I love her like family and it breaks my heart to be writing this . I’m sorry and my heart goes out to the family. Cait will be missed by many she touched many people’s hearts with her kind soul and always New a way to make people laugh . So sorry again to hear this .. xoxoxoxox love u cait misss u till we meet again , save me a seat at ur table so we can have a drink when I get there love u … xoxoxo

  34. Bill, Sue, Mike and Family
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Caitlin. As sad as I feel I will treasure the memories and good times babysitting Caitlin and Mike there was a lot of good laughs and crazy fun. Rest in Peace Rhonda

  35. So sorry to hear of Cait’s passing , I will always cherish the memories of us trail riding together and jogging horses at the stable . I hope you are at peace riding the beautiful trails in heaven until we meet again .

    My Condolences to the family of Cait

  36. Dear Bill and Sue
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are both in our thoughts and prayers. We wish there was something we could do or say to help heal your broken hearts. Rest in peace Caitlyn.
    Our condolences to the entire Atkin family.
    Mike and Jule White

  37. I am so sorry for your loss Bill, Sue and Mike. Cait will always be remembered in my heart as the little girl riding Joe and Mr Tibbs.

  38. Our deepest condolences to Bill, Sue and Mike
    We are so sorry for your loss
    Thinking of you
    Melissa and Dan Vandermeer

  39. To Bill Sue and the entire Atkin Family So sorry to hear of the passing of your precious Daughter Caitlyn. You have our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. Love Bud and Karen Date

  40. Dear Bill, Sue, Mike, Elizabeth and Family.
    Our words are useless but Our hearts break for you.
    Sending Our Love Gerald and Anita

  41. Cait it breaks my heart to be writing this condolence to your family but I know the demons were so strong and no matter how you fought them you couldn’t beat it. I hope you have found peace and your spirit flys free. You brought many a laugh to our household and
    your beaming smile was one of a kind. You were Kristins best friend and will forever hold a place in our hearts . Rest in
    peace dear Caitlyn. Condolences to Bill , Sue and all the family

  42. Bill, Sue, Mike, Liz.
    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. We are not home presently but our hearts go out to you and your family. Love John & MaryAnne McCharles

  43. So very sorry to hear of this sad news. Cait was just a little girl when I last saw her. She used to eat breakfast with her family at McDuffs where I worked at the time. My condolences to Bill, Sue, Mike and those who knew and loved her. Prayers for her peaceful journey.

  44. Billy and Family,
    So very heart breaking, to learn, of Kaits passing. Rest in Peace,
    Little Family

  45. To Billy, Sue and the entire Atkin family
    It’s hard to find the words to express our thoughts but please accept our deepest condolences. We are so sorry a loss like this has come your way.
    Our Love, Jimmy and Linda Robb