Blair Spicer Atkinson
1931 - 2022
Blair Spicer Atkinson
Visitation Information
April 26, 2022
Visitation Time
6-8 PM
Visitation Location
The Salvation Army,14 Outram Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
The Salvation Army, 14 Outram Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
April 28, 2022
Burial Time
2:00 PM
Burial Location
Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, Upper Main Street, Parrsboro
Requested Charity
The Salvation Army
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Blair Spicer Atkinson – 90, Truro. With his wife of 65 years by his side, Blair Spicer Atkinson went home to be with His Lord at 6:00am on April 19, 2022. Blair was born in West Apple River, Nova Scotia on Christmas Eve, 1931, the son of the late Garfield Roy Atkinson and Aileen Rebeca (Spicer) Atkinson.

Next to loving God, Blair loved his wife, Doreen and his family very much and will be greatly missed by them. Blair was very outgoing and that gained him many new friends over the years. After graduating from high school, Blair graduated from Saint Charles Business College in Amherst, Nova Scotia where he earned his degree in Business Administration. Afterwards he worked for the US Air Force (Goose Bay, Labrador), Halliday’s (Truro), Wilson’s Equipment (Truro) and had several positions with Air Canada (Halifax Stanfield International Airport) including loading and unloading the planes, Air Traffic Control and management until he retired in June 1988.

Blair had many passions in life that included sailing and refitting the 65-foot wooden schooner that he owned and other motor vessels that he owned, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, travelling and in later years he and Doreen enjoyed spending time in their travel trailer at several beaches along the Glooscap Trail.

Blair will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Doreen (Anderson) Atkinson and their three children: Deborah (Ivan) Graham of Sussex, NB; Janice (Rocklyn) Warren of Riverview, NB; and Kevin (Catherine) Atkinson of Truro, his six grandchildren; Matthew Graham (Sarah) of Warsaw, IN; Janet Larkin (Robert) of Marion, IN; Alicia Atkinson-Taylor of Amherst, Christopher Atkinson (Lynn) of Halifax, Mary Atkinson (Derrick) of Middle Stewiacke; Aaron Warren (Courtney) of Dieppe, NB; and four great-grandchildren; Gabriel Atkinson, Kaylin Taylor, Scotia Lynn Graham and Nora Works.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at The Salvation Army, 14 Outram Street, Truro, and Celebration of Life Service (funeral) will begin at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at The Salvation Army Citadel, 14 Outram Street, Truro, with a reception to follow. The Committal Service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, located at Upper Main Street, Parrsboro. Donations in memory of Blair may be made to The Salvation Army. Personal condolences may be sent to the family and donations may be made through Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.


Blair Spicer Atkinson