It is with deep sorrow we announce the death of Melissa D. Atkinson, born January 09, 1982 and passed on January 28, 2017. Melissa was born in Chilliwack, BC, and moved to the Chemainus area in 2012. Melissa leaves behind her daughter, Grace Jolee Atkinson, her father Bryan J Atkinson, her stepmother Arlene Goldie, her biological mother Sue McLean, her stepfather Laurie Koebel, her brother Jamie C. Atkinson and stepsister Samantha Goldie. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Atkinson in December 2007.
Melissa was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Chemainus, and attended services each Sunday with her daughter Grace. She really grew into herself, and became a wonderful person with the care and nurturing of the church. Melissa loved her church and her church family. She was a very exuberant person who loved life and she did shine so bright. Her daughter Grace meant the world to her, and she wanted nothing more than to be a great Mom to her.
Our family would also like to extend many thanks to the Calvary Baptist Church who stepped in to provide support both spiritually and physically, with meals and their presence. The Church has also extended itself to provide the service.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, for anyone who would like to attend.
A celebration of Melissa’s life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road in Chemainus, BC with Pastor Edgar Unrau presiding. Refreshments will be provided after the service by the ladies of the Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca