Atkinson, Norman “Pete”

December 25, 1923 ~ February 21, 2018

ATKINSON, Norman Laverne “Pete” – Age 94, formerly of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jean Atkinson (McDougall Morrison). Predeceased by his first wife Thelma Atkinson (King) in 1986. Loving father of Gary L. (Sandy) Atkinson. Cherished grandfather of Greg Atkinson and Drew (fiancé Emily Selman) Atkinson. A loved step-father to Jim (late Jacey) Morrison, Barb (Jim) Ferguson and Carol Karowich along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pete is survived by his brother and sisters Betty (late Alex) Wilkins, Shirley (Tom) O’Brien, Tom (Joanne) Atkinson, Jean (late Patrick) Donaghy and Beverley (Ron) Clark. Dear brother-in-law of Arthur (late Donna) McEwen, Marjorie (late David) Harris and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Blanche (Anderson) Atkinson, siblings Dorothy Rand, Donald Atkinson, Harvey Atkinson, Margaret (Peggy) Maitland-Johnson, Hazel Randall-Harper and Blanche Blackstock. Pete was employed in the automotive industry for much of his life, the majority of his career in sales at MacFarlane’s in Petrolia. He was recognized many times throughout his career for his outstanding customer service, achievement and devotion by General Motors. A proud Member of Burns’ Masonic Lodge No. 153 in Wyoming and York Rite Concordant Bodies. A long-time member and supporter of the Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural Society as well as the Wyoming United Church. A life-long horseman, who enjoyed nothing more than hooking the Team and heading down the road to visit friends and bring a smile to the faces of many. Special thanks is extended to Dr. John Butler and his caring staff, along with Nurse Practitioner Anne Douglas. Appreciation is extended to the devoted staff at Albany Retirement Village for their friendship, concern and attention.

Funeral Service Details
Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wyoming United Church, 730 Second Street, from 10:00am until the time of the service at 11:00am.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.

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  1. Such a good picture of Uncle Pete – I feel like I am right there with him!

    So sorry to hear of his passing; he has been a favoured uncle to me through all my growing years in Wyoming. There are traits in me today that I attribute to Uncle Pete. My girls also remember fondly his generosity in the time he gave with horse/carriage rides.

    Rest in peace dear Uncle Pete.

    Dale O’Brien, Monica, Katie, Whitney, Abbey

  2. Gary Sandy And Family
    We send our condolences in the passing of your dad. You will miss his presence but your memories will keep him ever close in your hearts. Love never dies but lives on forever. Thinking of you at this time.

  3. Gary,Sandy and family! Our sincere condolences to one and all.Wish I had of had that visit that I talked about. Remember the memories.

  4. Gary & Sandy; My condolences to you. I will be making a contribution in his memory to the Bruce B. Foster Foundation in the loss of your father. He had a long and rewarding life and I am sure you will have many happy memories to help ease the sorrow you must feel. I will be making a donation in his memory to the Bruce B. Foster Foundation.

  5. Deepest condolences to all the family. Dad (Ray) told many stories of his times with Pete Tom… Out on the farm when they were young. My all your happy memories make this difficult time easier.

  6. Gary we offer you and your family our sincere condolences. May your many fond memories bring you comfort during your time of loss.

  7. Dear Gary, Sandy and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Hold on to the many wonderful memories he has left you with. Sincerely, Linda and Jim Kapala

  8. Very sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. I remember him driving the team of horses around, when I lived in Wyoming. Gary, your Mom and I worked at the bank together many years ago.

  9. Uncle Gary, Aunt Sandy, Greg, Drew and Atkinson Family,

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Pete. He was a wonderfully kind man and I am certain he will be missed greatly in your hearts and minds.

    Sending love to you all,
    Laura, Nate and Lila Robinson

  10. We are saddened by the loss of a great and jolly man, Pete. Our sympathies to all the family, especially Jean. We are in Florida so we are unable to attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gord and Barb.

  11. Gary and Sandy and boys
    So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. I remember many a horse ride at your place and rides in all the “fancy” cars he brought home back in the day. You will miss him very much

  12. Rest In Peace going miss you already going to miss teasing you enjoying good laugh miss hanging out with you going out with the horses Never forget you your grandson.

  13. Gary, Sandy, Greg and Drew the passing of a parent/grandparent is never easy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rob and Deb Taylor.

  14. Gary and Sandy plus your Entire Atkinson Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad . Thinking of you all at this difficult time . Ron and Maureen Bailey!!

  15. Gary and Sandy
    So sorry to hear about Pete. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. He was a great person and will be sadly missed.

  16. GARY and family.
    I was sorry to read of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences. May you find peace and comfort from you friends and family.

    Bob Beswick

  17. Gary & Sandy
    Thinking of you & your family during this difficult time on the loss of your father. Such a fine man, he will be remembered by so many.

  18. Dear Atkinson family.
    Sending our deepest sympathies your way at this sad, difficult time. Hugs to all
    Gail & Ted

  19. I always had great chats with “Uncle Pete” when he would come up to Bluewater Ford for some service work done r just to have lunch with his brother Tom. I’ll miss his visits.

  20. Gary, Sandy, Greg and Drew, So sorry to hear of your loss. You will all miss him very much. Our deepest sympathy.

    Vickie and Norm Stewart

  21. Gary, Sandy, Greg and Drew: we send our sincere sympathy at the loss of your dear Pete. We know that you will miss him at every meal when the pie is served.
    We hope that knowing your grief is shared will bring you comfort.

  22. Gary, Sandy & Families, Sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a great family man and a presence in the community.
    He will be missed. Sorry I will be out of town Monday, My thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time. May God Bless your Family.

  23. To Jean and the Atkinson Family,I am very sorry for your loss.My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.Nancy Hibbert

  24. Gary, Sandy, Greg & Drew,
    We extend our sympathies to you and your family as you remember your Dad and Grandad.

    Norm & Jill Walker
    Mandi & Dustin Pearson

  25. so sorry about ur loss pete was a fun loving man always put a smile on ur face an made u laugh he will be dearly missed by everyone god has gained an angel

  26. Gary and Sandy: We are saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a wonderful person and his smile will be missed. Hold your memories of your Dad dear to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Beth & Paul