Atkinson, Wilda Victoria (nee Bell)
October 15, 1920 – February 19, 2016
95 years, passed away quietly at Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Kingsville. Beloved wife of the late Reid Atkinson (2015) for 73 years. Devoted mother of Carolyn Burn (David), Doug Atkinson (Susan), daughters-in-law Debbie Poole Lester, and Kay Atkinson. Adored grandmother of Jason Atkinson (Kristina), Jeremy Atkinson (Nadja). Proud great grandmother of Amber (Michael) and Nolia, and great great grandmother of Sophia, step grandmother of Steve (Ellen), Sandy (Barry), Alison (Alan), Amanda (Dave), Charlene, and step great grandmother of Taylor, Max, Danny, Jude, Avery, Brandy, and Armando. Sister in law of Jean Bell. Predeceased by brothers Elison, Edison, Orville, Ivan, Ernest, Warden, Donald, and sisters Leita Brown, Alta Brown, Evedyne Brown and Eva Cascadden. Wilda will also be missed by her numerous loving nieces and nephews. Wilda was raised in the small community of Oakland, Mersea Township and farmed with her husband Reid and his brother Albert and wife Doris until they retired in 1972 when they spent their summers in Rice Lake and their winters in Winterhaven, Florida. Wilda will be greatly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service to celebrate Wilda’s life at 2 p.m. Marion Smith officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated. Family & friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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