ATKINSON, Ralph James – It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Father on Monday, October 8, 2018 in his 87th year, at his residence, United Mennonite Home. Husband of the late Sylvia (December 24, 2009). Loving father of Gary (Rose Marie), Harold (Sue), Beverly Kelly, Shane (Rose), Brian (Laura) and Albert (Wendy). Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ira (Sharon) and brother-in-law to Loretta and Noreen Atkinson, Earl Smith and Claude (Bettie) Wilcox. Predeceased by his parents Lorne and Hazel Atkinson, twin sister Ruby Turner, brothers Wilburt, Robert and Leslie, sisters Margery Silverthorne and Evelyn Bulitz, step-brothers Clarence and Clifford Robbins and step-sister Beatrice Henry. Friends are invited to visit the family at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street on Thursday, October 11th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Cudney Chapel on Friday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Charity of Choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of the United Mennonite Home. Online condolences available at www.cudneyfuneralhome.com.