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Peter Atkin

Also known as: Pete.

Picture of Peter Atkin.

My Dad, Peter, was a very caring guy who would do anything for anyone for nothing in return.

One of his passions was to do walks and he had recently got himself fit enough to attempt a challenge he set himself to be completed by the time he reached 70 (in Oct 2011) and raise funds for the RNLI (another of his favourite things) whilst he did it.

He wanted to walk the complete 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way in just 4 days. Sadly on the 3rd day, he suffered a heart attack and passed away. The family's solace is that he died quickly, doing something he loved and in a beautiful place. A family he met earlier, found him & tried to help him until an ambulance arrived, so he wasn't alone at the end either, which has also been a comfort, because he would have done the same for anyone.

Donations were taken at his funeral for the RNLI to continue his good work.

He left behind a loving Grandson. As well as myself, he also left behind a son, 2 sisters/1 brother & partners, 9 nieces/nephews & partners, 11 great nieces/nephews, a beloved Aunt and many more extended family. ...all who miss miss him considerably.

He has joined his parents, 1 brother & 1 sister and 2 niece/nephews in Heaven.


(photo taken by one of Dad's sisters the day before he passed away)

Added by: P Appleby on 28 September 2011.

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