Pearl Josephine  (McArthur, nee: Stefaniuk) atkinson

 Today Auntie Pearl would be “95”.

Feb. 16, 1912 – Jan. 26, 2007

 Pearl passed away at the Trillium Lodge in Parksville, B.C.

Survived by her son Donnie McArthur of Parksville, B.C.

Auntie Pearl will be remembered by: nephew, Wayne Parkin of Dryden, Ont. & son Terry(Nancy)& family of ThunderBay, ON; niece, Ricki (Parkin) Brown (Terry) of Lowe Farm, MB. & daughters Jenny(Luis Ramirez)of Langley, B.C. & Shelly (Todd Resler) of Winnipeg, MB; Scott & Erin Parkin & family of Dryden, ON; Kerry Parkin of ThunderBay, ON. and Wendy (Parkin) Wiedenhoeft of Dryden, ON.

Survived also by members of her brother, William “Bill” George (Stefaniuk) & Teenie Miller family of Winnipeg, Mb.

Predeceased by husbands:  Don McArthur Sr. & Bill Atkinson (1976), daughter-in-law Faye McArthur.  Parents:  John Stefaniuk (1954) Dryden, ON. and Mary Jane (Mary Louisa) (nee: Hodgkinson) Stefaniuk – ”May” Miller (1972) Winnipeg, MB.(Robert Browley); Sister:  Lenore Lena (Stefaniuk) Parkin(1995) and brother-in-law: James Parkin Jr.(1980) Dryden, ON; nephews:  Kerry James Parkin(1946), Dale Parkin (1999) Dryden, Ont. Uncle:  Charles A. Hodgkinson(1989) Dryden, ON.

Pearl was born in Dryden, Ontario.  Pearl and Lenore were sisters and best friends and shared many of life’s up’s and down’s growing up.

Auntie Pearl’s passions were:  travelling, she ventured from Dryden to Nakina in NE Ont. to Hudson Hope, Fort St. John, Hope, Chilliwack, B.C. also to the United States.  Her love of cooking brought her to where she felt her food would be appreciated best, in construction camps, this is where she met Bill.

Bingo, she loved her bingo games with friends… Animals, over the years Pearl had many, her favourite being a little Chihuahua that accompanied her on her travels… in Hope, B.C. Pearl’s love of gardening was evident in her fruit trees and roses. 

Special thanks go to Betty Nachtigal and Dianne Bradshaw for their unconditional love and care for Auntie Pearl.

Cremation.  Burial will be in Chilliwack, B.C. at a later date.

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