Eric Atkinson

7 September , 192929 March , 2019

Of Dartmouth, NS passed away March 29, 2019 in Ocean View Continuing Care. Born in Moncton, NB he was the son of the late Kirk and Margaret Atkinson. Eric loved his family and enjoyed time spent at the family cottage and family events surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad proudly served 30 years in the Canadian Navy Air and IMP Aerospace after leaving the navy. Always keeping busy with his many interests; long serving member of the IOOF, watch repair, tole painting which he taught for many years. Eric is survived by his son Kirk Atkinson, Gail (Horne) and daughter Margaret Coulter; grandchildren, Zachery Atkinson & Rose (Coyle), Kristal Atkinson, Chynna Coulter, Courtney Coulter, Logan Coulter; great-grandchildren, Felicity and Emily Atkinson, Ellie England. Eric was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Edgett) and sister, Betty Anderson. A small family graveside service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: IWK or the Shearwater Aviation Museum. The family would like to thank the staff at Ocean View Continuing Care for the kindness and care they provided to our father. Dad always praised the great work you do. You will all have a special place in our hearts.


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Patricia and Stan Wadden

10 April 2019

Sincere condolences to Eric’s family . He was our neighbour for many years and we continued to keep in touch with him at Oceanview where my mother also resided. A true gentleman.

Dianne Haley

8 April 2019

Kirk and Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. We don't get to Dartmouth much but when we did we always dropped by to visit with him. He was always happy to see us and ask me about my dogs! Lori and I still have the tole painting things he gave us, he painted a quilt rack for me that I still use and brought an old milk can back to life that Bryan found in the woods! He always showed me his newest projects and his new stamps whenever I visited the house. So Many great memories as a kid with mom and dad visiting the cottage. Your dad was a very kind man and loving man. Hugs to you both,

Love, Dianne and Bryan

Elizabeth and Sterling Eddy

8 April 2019

We are very sad to learn of the passing of Eric. It does come as a surprise after having seen him in October when visiting my mother, Dentzell Eddy. He was a very kind, generous and caring man. It was an honour to get to know him.

Our sincere condolences to his family . He will always be in our hearts.

Charles Tortola

6 April 2019

Kirk, Gail and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. From the stories you shared with us, he certainly was a very special Man and a great Dad who will be truly missed.
Hold onto the memories.

Charles and Linda Tortola

Don Hunt

5 April 2019

I knew your dad while in the navy and at IMP. He was a very kind person and a true gentleman. You were fortunate to have such a fine father. I’m sure his humanity will carry on for generations to come.

Shirley MacLeod

4 April 2019

Kirk and family-my sincere condolences to you all. May your memories bring smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts. My husband, John, served with your dad and thought very highly of him.

Shirley MacLeod

Bill & Janice Corkum

3 April 2019

Erik's Family, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We lived at 3 Wanda Ln, across the street for many years and your Dad was an awesome neighbour. Just before your Mom passed she had clipped a picture of our Son, Doug, from the newspaper. Your Dad gave it to us. Both were so thoughtful. Sincere condolences. Bill & Janice Corkum

Nancy Good-Kennedy

3 April 2019

Margaret & Kirk,
I am so very sorry to hear of Erics passing. I was a very lucky young lady to have been "adopted" into such a loving family upon our move to
N.S. Although it has been a number of years, the very thought of Eric, still makes me smile. We had many good belly laughs, and I so appreciated Erics sence of humor. It is also wonderful to see that beloved trait lives on in both Margaret, Kirk and their children.

fred and deanna Atkinson

2 April 2019

Margaret and Kirk and families,
Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful man, who will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Your father was so proud of his family and the loving support you all gave him.
We so enjoyed our visits with him at his cottage and at Betty and Velma's home.

Sincerely Fred and Deanna

durand edgett

2 April 2019

Kirk and Margaret: so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father--he was a wonderful uncle kind and caring and a true gentleman. I spent many summers with your mother Shirley at the cottage during my early teenage years and I have many, many happy memories of both of them. Your parents cottage played a very important role in my life and it brought many parts of the Edgett family together during the summer under one roof...halcyon days filled with summer magic. I don't know if you were aware of my mothers passing 13 months ago and she was just shy of her 98th birthday.
condolences from Durand, Leslie and Robert Edgett