Gloria June Atkins

GLORIA JUNE ATKINS It is with great sadness that the family wishes to announce the passing of Gloria in her 84th year with her family by her side on Friday, November 12, 2010 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Beloved wife of 61 years to Bill Atkins. A devoted mother to Peter (Susie), Ardith (Garry), Laura (John); a cherished Grammy to Jennifer, Robert, Elizabeth, April, Kendra, Erich, Keegan, Gavin and Jordyn. Survived by Cameron, Campbell and Donald, daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys Cowan. Gloria was born on April 22, 1926. She was the centre of the Atkins Family. She loved her work life at York University as an administrative assistant in the Psychology Department. Since Gloria's retirement of 22 years, she enjoyed the community of Newmarket and summers at Gloria and Bill's lakeside cottage where they were delighted by their visitors. Gloria's passions included gardening, square dancing, flowers and sunsets over the lake. The day before her passing, Bill and Gloria were selecting flowers and decorating their condo with potted plants. Gloria recently commented to a grandchild, 'If God can create such beautiful flowers, then how great heaven must be.' Family and friends will be recieved at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket, 905-898-2100, on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 484 Water Street, Newmarket. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Funeral Home

Taylor Funeral Home - Newmarket
524 Davis Dr. Newmarket, ON L3Y 2P3
(905) 898-2100

Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 14, 2010