May 18, 1947 – Aug. 16, 2011
In his full 64 years of life, Robert Atkins was loved by all. His family, his friends and his co-workers were all touched by his kind and loving ways. Robert took compassionate care helping the aged in our circle; was always a happy and helpful host to his many friends and cared deeply for all of his family.
Robert will be missed by his survivors: wife Diane; his children Craig (Brook) (grandson Trey) Tyra; Brad Reimer (Pam); his siblings Ron (Dana), Joanne (Steve), Margaret (Brian) and Tom, his sister-in-law Jean and his nieces and nephews Stephen, Toni-Lynne, Della-Rae, Gordon, Ryan, and Kyle. Great nephews Colton and Payton.
Robert is predeceased by his first wife Cherlynn his mother Rena, his father Eric, his brother Ray and his nephew Taylor
Robert was born and raised in Chilliwack and made many close and life-long friends in those years. He was a true friend to many and never forgot any of them. He retired from Interior Roads in 2006 and traveled with Diane on their dream trip across Canada. They were Snowbirds and loved their lifestyle and (of course) he made even more friends. We all thought of Robert as a fun loving man with personal charm and dignity. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word.
The family would like to thank Chilliwack General Hospital Staff, Robert’s doctors Dr. Bakker and Dr. Bull, Home Health nurses and the Hospice association. Your kindness and caring blessed not only Robert in his final journey, but also eased the minds and hearts of his family. Thank you so much.
We don’t believe he’s gone
We know his love lives on
He touched so many friends
That gift will never end
Your memory is so very dear
Robert, we just know you’re here
………In our hearts……..
In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society or Chilliwack Hospice society would be appreciated