Atkinson, Earl Mathew

Earl Mathew Atkinson –  Earl was born December 21, 1928 at the home farm at Lauder, Manitoba.

Earl attended school at Grand Bend, Lauder and Brandon College. October 1, 1949 he married Dorothy Swerdfeger and started a farming career.

In 1952 their first son Ken was born and in 1954 a second son Rod blessed their family also.

Earl was a member of Manitoba Pool Elevators Canada, order of Forresters and the Lauder United Church. Earl enjoyed music and played his violin or saxophone in his leisure time.

Earl enjoyed farming with his land and livestock, and helping in the community, but most of all his family and friends.

In 1988 Earl and Dorothy moved to Hartney   retiring in 1995. They had many holiday trips and met many new friends.

Earl leaves to mourn his wife Dorothy, son Ken (Karen), son Rod (Brenda), five grandsons, Derek (Christine), Devrin (Jaime), Kurtis (Jamie), Clark (Chrissy) and Steven (Tara). Also seven great grandsons, Brayden, Austin, Cohen, Kadjun, Pheonix, Abel and William and three great   granddaughters, Bree, Avie and Presley.

Earl was predeceased by his parents William and Mildred and brother in-law Austin.

A private graveside service was held at the Lauder Cemetery followed by a memorial reception for family and friends at the Lauder Community Hall on November 1, 2016.

In memory of Earl, donations may be made to the Lauder Cemetery Fund.

5 thoughts on “Atkinson, Earl Mathew”

  1. Our deepest sympathies to the Atkinson Families
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Scott and Paulette Tasker

  2. Dorothy~ We’re thinking of you as we read of Earl’s passing. Your friendship was very special to Mom and Dad (Howard and Doreen Sambrook) and they always looked forward to a visit with the two of you. With sympathy, Rob and Colleen (Sambrook) Adams

  3. Rod and Brenda and Family
    We are very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you, at this sad time
    Sincerely Margie Janz and Marilyn Forsyth

  4. I’m so sorry to hear the sad news. I was fortunate to be able to see Earl this summer. I remember how much fun Mom and Dad had with the two of you,Dot, and so many other wonderful Lauder friends. Sincere sympathy, Ken and Karen and Rod and the family.

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