In memory of
Dr. Kenneth Gordon Atkinson
Dr. Kenneth Gordon Atkinson 1929-2017 It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our father, Dr. Kenneth Gordon Atkinson, who passed away peacefully on January 4, 2017 at age 87 (born October 12, 1929 in Vancouver, B.C.). He is survived by his beloved wife Lora (nee Stowell), his children Kathryn (Kevin), Pamela, Janet, David (Sandy) and his grandchildren Nicholas, Elizabeth, Ewan and Macey. He is also survived by his sister Kathryn Dickinson (Jack) of London Ontario. Ken graduated from UBC Medicine in 1955, which fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming a doctor. He spent the greater part of his surgical career at St. Paul's Hospital. He was a pioneer in his surgical specialty in Western Canada. Ken brought a rare quality to the world. He was a man to whom everyone was drawn because of his kindness and sensitivity. He was the person who always knew what to do. His life impacted so many people including his family, friends, colleagues, patients and generations at First Baptist Church. His patients will remember him because of his profound dedication to their wellbeing. After retirement he became an avid photographer of birds and nature and took an active interest in his children's careers and grandchildren's activities. Many thanks to Dr. John Onrot and Dr. John Staples, the Palliative Care Team and the nurses on 7C at St. Paul's Hospital for their kindness and wonderful care. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday February 10th, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Vancouver (Nelson and Burrard). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation or to First Baptist Church.
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