November 17, 1926 – July 13, 2020
Kay Atton passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at her home in Cut Knife, SK on July 13, 2020 at the age of 93.
Born November 17, 1926 in the farm home of Edward and Mary Morgan of the Moon Lake District, (Rural Saskatoon) Kay had three brothers, Henry, Jack and Ed and three sisters, Cissie, Margaret and Georgina whom are all deceased except Georgina (Morris) Taylor of Tisdale, SK. and Ed's wife Iris Morgan of Saskatoon.
Kay attended Moon Lake School to grade 10. The last two years were taken at Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon. She worked for $25.00 a month as a maid at St. Paul's Hospital to pay for books. After summer school she taught at Riding Hill School. During this time she met Murray Atton who had just returned from six years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Three of those years were active duty overseas. Who could resist a good looking man in a uniform, fighting for our Country? Not Kay.
They were married September 26. 1946 and were invited by Murray's dad to live on the family homestead of Frank Atton who had suddenly died in December of the same year. There were some tough years, but they kept farming and along the way had four children Lynn, Lyle, Donna and Cindy. The kids graduated and went off on there own adventures. Murray and Kay moved into Cut Knife in 1987 and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1996.
Before Murray's death they were able to travel to Hawaii, England, United States and coast to coast in Canada. They visited all their children who had spread out and lived in Quebec City, QC, Thompson, MB, Bradford, ON, and Louisville, KY. Mom never discouraged us from spreading our wings. Kay will be terribly missed by her son Lynn (Therese) Atton, Quebec City, QC; her son Lyle Atton, Gallivan, SK; her daughter Donna (Doug) Lindner, Bradford, ON; and her daughter Cindy Heupel, Cut Knife, SK.
She also leaves to mourn six adult grandchildren; Andrew (Tanya) Atton, of Calgary; Steven (Phuong) Atton, of Calgary; Sonia Atton, of Quebec City; David (Emily) Atton, of Quebec City; Krista (Denver) Smith, of Bradford; Kurtis Lindner of Bradford, and special friend (Martina).
Kay also leaves seven great grandchildren; Morgan, Kayel, Elizabeth, Susanna, Samuel, Felix and Emmersyn.
Kay was predeceased by her husband Murray in 2002; son-in-law Anton (Tony) Heupel in 2003; and daughter-in-law, Audrey Atton in 2018. A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, July 16, 2020 at the Rockhaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Sawwows & McDonald Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home 306-445-2418 Condolences for the family can be offered at www.sallowsandmcdonald.com
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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July 19, 2020
I would like to thank everyone who came to Mom's graveside service. Here is a picture of Mom and her three brothers and sisters taken in 1967.
Kay, Cissie, Edward, Jack, Georgina, Henry and Margaret.
July 19, 2020
My condolences to the Morgan and Atton family members. I have fond memories of Sunday afternoon teas with the Skipper, wife Mary and many of the family. My grandfather Alf Marlow and the the Skipper (Ed Sr) reviewed the politics of the day. We still have plants originally from the Morgan garden. We got to know Georgina well when she stayed with us to study. My brother Ted and Ed Jr were closr to the same age and good friends.
July 17, 2020
My favorite memories of grandma Atton are when we would play cribbage together, all those summers ago. She was such a quick counter and was always very patient with me as I slowly counted up my points! If I made a mistake she would always point it out lovingly. Life and circumstances were such that I hadn't seen her in quite a while but I think about her and grandpa regularly knowing that one day soon I will hear her say "15-2, 15-4, and the rest don't score!"
To the rest of the family know that Emilie & I' Love and condolences go out to you!