Atkins, Brian Anthony

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ATKINS, Brian Anthony

July 23, 1961 – April 24, 2020

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved Brian, a husband and father, who passed away on April 24, 2020, at the age of 58 years.

Brian will be forever remembered by his loving wife, Juliana; daughters, Diane, and Angela; his memory will also be cherished by his extended family, siblings, spouses, and kids: Philip/Irene/Melroy/Trason; Derek/Olga/Oscar/Jason; Vivian/Leena/Kenneth/Kevin; Yvonne/James/Lisa/Michael.

Brian was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Maria-Natalina Atkins, and his beloved dog Jack.

A public viewing will be held at Serenity Funeral Service Wetaskiwin (4715-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB) between April 30 to May 1. *Please call Serenity Funeral Service (780-352-5300) to schedule a viewing time*

A private family funeral service will be held on May 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing restrictions in place, there will be live streaming of the service for those who cannot attend.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Grey Nun’s Hospital, Cargo Jet, Serenity Funeral Service, Father Roger, friends, colleagues, and family during this time. A special thank you to Christine & Franklin, Ajit & Shirin, Mervin & Ilona for their immense support.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian Atkins honor may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (100-12220 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB  T5N 3Y4)

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Nagbhushan Rao

Dear Mrs Juliana,
It’s with great sadness we came to know the sad demise of Brian. Brian and I had worked together in Goa and if you remember, you had resided in our Appartment in Ponda, Goa.
The sad news was shared in the what’s app group of PolyMAAG, (Polytechnic Mining Association of Goa) in which Brian was a member while in Goa.
Jaya and I offer our condolences to you, Diane and Angela and pray to God to give strength to bear your sorrows.

Hansine Ullberg Kostelecky

I worked with Brian at Regent. Great guy. Condolences to the family.

Tanya & Paul Auclair

Julie, Diane and Angela we just heard of Brian’s passing and are thinking of you and your family. This is so unexpected and so sad. It’s hard to believe Brian is gone. We can’t imagine how you must be feeling and are so sorry you’re going through this. Brian was an amazing human being and we feel lucky to have known him for as many years as we did. Ambitious, selfless, hardworking, loyal and the best neighbour ever are things that come to mind when we think of him. We have a lovely picture Brian took of Paul and Spencer from the trip they took together to Montana and will always cherish those memories. Brian will be dearly missed and the world is without a doubt a better place because of his contributions.

Jackson Pierce

Brian is well loved by his colleagues at Cargo Jet, neighbors, customers and friends… He will be missed by all.
Our condolences to the family and especially Juliana, from his friends from Avenue South Residence showflat , a partner with Cargo Jets.

Kenn Eglauer

Such a great neighbour! Quick to help out if in need. Great big smile and full of life. I will miss you Brian. Rest well.

Carol Albert

Brian will be greatly missed at our garden club meetings, his smile, his sense of humor and his willingness to pitch in.
The community has lost a kind, special man dedicated to service and there are no words to describe the loss to you Julie , your daughters and your family.
Our deepest sympathy
Carol & Darrell

Naveen & Paru

We are deeply saddened and shocked by Brian’s demise. He was kind hearted and inspirational for all of us. Brian and Julie has made us feel welcome and helped us get settled after our move to Edmonton.

Brian, with a heavy heart we say goodbye and you will be deeply missed. Julie, Diane and Angela please accept our heartfelt condolences and may you have the strength to get through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Albert

Brian will be so missed at our garden club meetings; his smile, his sense of humor, his willingness to pitch in.
The community has lost a kind, special man dedicated to service. and there are no words to describe what you Julie and your daughters and family members have lost.
Our deepest sympathy.
Carol & Darrell

Fatima Ahmad Parakh

Dearest Julie, Angela & Diane, our deepest condolence for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Almighty give you strength and keep you blessed.
From Essa and self

Gopal Bhosle

Brian has been very inspirational and guidance to us, be it migrating to Canada, moving to Alberta, moving to Houston. Ever ready to help no excuses and never said no. You will always inspire us and we will always count on you for guidance.

We were eagerly waiting for you and Julie to visit us. We will miss you Brian very much, our Diwali celebration was never complete without you and when every year without fail you delivered Christmas sweets.

“The soul is neither born, nor does it ever die, nor having once existed, does it ever cease to be. The soul is without birth, eternal, immortal, and ageless. It is not destroyed when the body is destroyed”. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 20.

Joyce Fernandes

Brain was one of the warmest and most caring person in my son’s friend circle. I had the pleasure of knowing him as part of our family. I will never be able to forget him as he will be always in my heart.
Dear Julie, Diane and Angela, I join you in your pain and sorrow and assure you all my prayers so that God may strengthen you all with courage and peace to bear this great irreparable loss. My deepest sympathies.
May the departed soul of Brain rest in peace.

Neville

We are truly sorry for your loss. Brian was a kind, wonderful soul who brought a smile to everyone’s face. He was very special in his own way and is someone who can never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Julie, Diane, Angela, and the rest of the family members. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Mervyn &Ilo

With Tears in my eyes I write a few words for my dearest friend and work colleague.
Brian was like my elder brother and we had some great times together.
He was a guy who loved to plan camping trips, road trips, bonfire get together at his place. I will always cherish the time we spent together at work and out of work, the Kayaking trips and all the wonderful times we had as one big family .Julie Angela and Diane I will always be there to help in theses difficult times. Brian u will be missed at work by all the staff .CHEERS my Dear friend ,until we meet again.

Mary and Terry Parakh

Our sincere condolences Julie, Diane and Angela, so sorry for your loss. We are saddened by the loss of ur beloved husband and father to the girls. He will truly be missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Terry, Mary and family

Strat & Cheryl

A genuine friend is hard to find, but that we did….Brian was once such gem. Ever ready to help, always positive. He would find a solution to many a ‘problem’.
We are blessed to have known him, even if it was for a short while.
Julie, Diane and Angela, our thoughts and prayers are with you, that you may have all the fortitude you need to bear your deep loss.
He was one in a million.
May his soul rest in peace.

Joshua Olson

Nothing but fond memories of Brian, he always knew how to brighten ones day. His cheerful greetings and bright smile will be missed.

AJF

Brian you were a huge part of my life, our family’s life and we will dearly miss you. Our back and forth banter was the highlight of my day and getting advice from you on construction, tools and other things in general will be definitely missed.

I really thought we had more time Brian- sitting on each other’s porch, playing cards where you would win all our money and smile at us with a “ told you so”.

I am sure you are in an great place right now as you are a master of planning your trip. All I can say is be safe my friend.

Holly

Always a smile! Gone so soon. Not sure why God decided he needed you more than we did!
You will be missed.

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