With great sadness we announce that Steven James Atkins passed away peacefully at PRHC comforted by his family on Monday April 26th 2021
Steve unfortunately succumbed to breathing complications related to a long battle with lung cancer, but had been fortunate to be able to spend the last few weeks entertaining an almost endless stream of friends and family at his home.
Steve is survived by his best friend and wife of 34 years Julie ( Seabrook ), his sons Luke ( Jennie ) and Benn ( Emma ), his daughter Nicola ( Joel ) and his granddaughter Layla as well as his brothers Doug ( Denise ), Joe ( Vicki ), Gord ( Judy ) and his sister Lori.
To say Steve lived a full life would be quite an understatement. After leaving home at 16 to work outdoors in the Rockies for a few years, he returned to Peterborough and finished his education while trying a few career options before settling into the car business.
In 1984 Steve became the dealer principal of Peterborough Hyundai and he later added the Subaru franchise to the growing family business. Steve built the two brands very successfully over the next 30 years before deciding to retire in 2014.
Steve loved anything that moved and over the years collected an endless stream of cars, boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s all of which he drove way too fast and way too often. An avid sportsman, Steve played competitive hockey all his life and loved nothing more than to play golf with his friends at area courses and down South.
For sure Steve had lots of plans for the future and much to add to many peoples lives but we plan and God laughs. Steve knew his work hard play hard approach to life would have consequences, but he left it all on the field as the saying goes and in doing so he made the lives of everyone he touched better, and that’s a wonderful legacy.
Due to Covid constraints, the family will plan an appropriate gathering for a later date.
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