Obit: ATKINSON, Lester

I have him as Lester Lamont Atkinson Jr., born 15 Dec 1927, s/o Lester
Lamont Atkinson Sr., who was born in Apple River.

Jr.'s mother was Cora Wateley Barkhouse, born Medford.

Chronicle Herald, Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Atkinson, Lester Age 87, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on Friday,
January 23, 2015, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Lester was born
in Medford and was the eldest son of the late Lester and Cora Atkinson. He
was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Hennigar); son, Douglas. He is survived
by his son, Richard (Joan) of Lindale, Alta.; brothers, Gerald (Hope) of
Middleton; Blaine (Dale) of Hubley; sister, Doris Lyons (Laurie) of Halifax;
several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Lester was a graduate of
Acadia University and Nova Scotia Technical College with a degree in
Engineering. He spent his career with Canadian National Railway, a career
that took him to many parts of Canada, retiring in Montreal as a Vice
President. He and his wife, Joan, then built their home in Green Valley,
Ont. After Joan's passing, Lester moved to Halifax. He was an avid bridge
player, golfer, hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many trips to "the camp"
with family and friends. At his request, there will be no funeral service
and, as was his wish, his body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical
School.Les will be missed by special friends at Melville Heights where he
retired in 2013. If desired, donations in memory of Les may be made to a
charity of one's choice.

Transcribed by Dave Winter, 27 Jan 2015
I believe this is his predeceased wife:

ATKINSON, Joan Louise (HENNIGAR); 70; Cornwall ON; Chron-Herald (NS);
2002-9-5; kbutler