OBITUARY

Danny Keith Wilson Henderson

August 13, 1956January 9, 2014

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Danny Keith Wilson Henderson announces his sudden passing on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the age of 57. Danny was born Aug. 13, 1956 in Atikokan, Ont., where he spent most of his life. In 1982, he met and married the love of his life, Avis Reashore. Together they had two children, Keith and Alacia. Danny worked at a variety of jobs over his lifetime; most recently driving school bus for Iron Range Bus Lines. He also owned and operated Dan’s Shuttle Service, which was, for Danny, for the benefit and safety of the people of Atikokan. For the last few years, he also was the custodian for the Bunnell Park municipal campground. As anyone who knew Danny knew, he loved the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping—all with his many friends—and was a member of The Nightmares lob ball team. Danny also loved his community and served it well while volunteering with many of its organizations. Special Olympics Atikokan was very dear to his heart. He will be especially missed by the students of Atikokan who rode the bus when he was the driver. Danny had a keen sense of humour, a kind heart, and a big smile. He made friends easily and will be missed by many. Danny was predeceased by his parents, Keith and Elizabeth (Betty); and his infant brother, David. He is survived by his wife, Avis; son, Keith (Lisa); daughter, Alacia; and his three grandchildren, Albert, Chase, and the joy of his life, his granddaughter, Averi. He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Rose Reashore; father-in-law, Gil Reashore; brothers-in-law, Todd Reashore (Brenda, Ashley, Josh, and Ethan), Kyle Reashore, and Troy Reashore (Maria); many cousins; and his constant companion, his furry buddy, Gotcha. A memorial service and celebration of Danny’s life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Atikokan. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made at any branch of TD Canada Trust to the account “In Trust for the Family of Danny Henderson.”

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Alacia Henderson

February 17, 2014

Dad Is My Hero, My Best Friend And The Best Father I Could Ask For! All Our Father Daughter Memories Will Live On Through Me! I Am A Proud Daughter Of Yours Knowing Ur Whole Life Stories And Becoming Atikokan Icon! I Know Your With Me And I Know You Always Will! The Day We All Said Goodbye, I Know I Made The Service To What You Always Wanted And I Know Your Proud Of All My Hard Work That Day! Love You Forever And Always Daddy

Your Loving Daughter (Stinker) Alacia Henderson

Marion Dyck

January 20, 2014

Danny was a warm, kind and funny man. He always made me laugh and I always felt so comfortable around him. I travelled on buses with him, worked as a volunteer with him and I truly enjoyed his desire to help anyone in need. You will be missed! We are sending our best to the family during this difficult time. From Marion, Garth and Allen Dyck.

Raquel Quenneville

January 20, 2014

Danny, you must have been a great father, husband, grandfather, friend, neighbour, employee and above all a shoulder to lean on. After reading and seeing all those red balloons bought in your honor and memory, it really speaks volumes about you. RIP Danny.

Tracy Gibson

January 20, 2014

What an incredible send-off for Danny today. Wonderful speeches and presentation. The sheer number of people who showed up to pay tribute to Danny's memory, speaks volumes as to the kind of man he was. Our hearts are with Avis and her family...
Tracy and Rick

The Brighams

January 19, 2014

We will miss our "turkey guy" very much as will many other people. Rest in peace Danny. God Bless the Henderson family. Until we meet again.........

Mark Groulx

January 17, 2014

Danny was the type of person we can all only hope to be. I have fond memories of Danny visiting the family when I was growing up in Atikokan, and have known few people with such an unlimited capacity for kindness. He is missed.

Gary & Lori Potter

January 17, 2014

Still having a hard time believing that Danny is gone. Our thoughts & prayers are with Avis, Alacia, Keith, Lisa & the grandbabies. Danny was one of a kind and will be missed very much! Gone but never, ever forgotten! Love, The Potter Crew
Gary, Lori, Adam, Josh, Kyle, Bianca & Bella

Rose Thomas

January 16, 2014

Condolences to Avis and family. Rest in Peace Danny. The town of Atikokan has lost a very special and true hearted person. May angels walk with you and yours during this tragic time.

Susan Cartwright (Dyhm)

January 16, 2014

Our deepest sympathies are with the Henderson family. Keep your memories close to your heart in this time of unthinkable sadness. Danny is smiling down on all of you now and know that his spirit will always be right beside you.

Cathy and Amber Barnard

January 16, 2014

Danny will be sadly missed. Always there for others, never expecting anything in return. A loss that is felt throughout the entire community of Atikokan and beyond. "99 Red Balloons" and many many more for you.
RIP Danny.