ATKINS, Melvin Gordon November 10, 1932 - October 3, 2016 It is with great sadness that the family of Mel announce his passing at the age of 83 years. He will be forever remembered by his family: his wife of 60 years, Emilia (Jennie), his children; Karen (Brian), Darrell (Cathlyn), Rhonda (Trevor), Melanie (Clive), and Brent (Marina), and his daughter-in-law Marlene, his grandchildren; David (Heather), Blaine (Tracy), Michael (Poonam), Tyler (Jen), Ryle, Narisse, Raya, Rena, Gerry and Tammy, his great-grandchildren Lily, Kierstyn, Dru, Nate, Jonathan, Frankie, Mya, and Griffin, his siblings; Jim and Emily, and by Uncle Mel's many other extended family and friends. Mel was predeceased by his son Gordon, his parents Gordon and Marjorie, and his siblings; Ramona, Sylvia, and Morris. A Celebration of Mel's Life will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home (16204 Fort Road, Edmonton T5Y 6A2). Donations in Mel's honour can be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Mel's family would like to extend a special thank you to Unit 21 and 33 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, for the exceptional care Mel was given.
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