By David Atkinson;
“God saw he was getting tired and the cure was not to be, So He put his arms around him and whispered “Come with me.”
David Atkinson, from Kellits, Clarendon, Jamaica, devoted to Caribbean culture as a founding member of Club Carib in Oshawa, has died at age 73.
His Canadian-born soulmate and best friend Carolyn (Locke) for 45 years said, “Our granddaughter Jasmine Atkinson continues with the culture as a member of the famous Hummingbird Dancers of Oshawa.
“David will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, extended family, friends and acquaintances,” Mrs. Atkinson added.
A funeral service was held last Saturday at Oshawa Funeral Home to pay tribute to a life well lived.
The devoted father to Jennifer (Keshna) Spalding, Lee, Margie, and Dianna Atkinson was the loved Papa (granddad) to Jasmine Atkinson, Ashantae, Lamar and Makaiyah Spalding and to Lincoln Atkinson.
Atkinson was the skipper of 8th Oshawa Sea Scouts at Christ Church in and rector warden and a parishioner at St. Martins Anglican Church in Courtice.