Earl entered into rest suddenly March 23rd 2018 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving father of Kevin (Amber), Scott (Wendy) and Sarah (Michael Lacroix). Dear grandfather of Laurie (Jordan Ring), Bryen, Connor and Brandon, great-grandfather of Logan . Cherished brother of Mavis Durant. Predeceased by his parents John and Olive Atkins, and his sisters Doreen Collins and Sally Ferneyhough. Earl will be sadly missed by his many brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, his many extended family members and friends.
Earl was very involved with music and sports, he has passed his love of both to his sons and grandchildren. We have heard from many family members in the past couple of days they will remember his laugh, it was very infectious. Earl was known far and wide in this area and had many close friends that he enjoyed coffee and conversation with.
The family would like to sincerely thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Ottawa Hospital -Civic Campus for all their support, care and compassion over the last few years. "You made difficult times much easier, and your professionalism and care was unparamounted."
A Celebration of Earl's life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 95, Smiths Falls on Thursday March 29, 2018 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Civic Campus would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca