Gary Atkinson

Gary Atkinson

Gary Roy Atkinson, of Hanover, passed away at his home on Marl Lake, Hanover, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. He was 78.

Born on October 28, 1945 in Brantford, Ontario to the late Roy and Dorothea (nee Petteplace) Atkinson. Many will remember Gary in Hanover as the owner of the former Hanover Inn, serving many people from Town with the Friday night buffets and entertainment. Gary enjoyed racing stock cars, playing golf and in his earlier days riding motorcycles.

Survived by children Lesley (Adam) Head, and Justin Atkinson. Grandfather of Sawyer, Adler, and Piper Head.  Fondly remembered by sister Judy (Darryl) Taylor-Verge, and nephew Scott Atkinson.  Predeceased by his parents.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Memorial donations to McMaster Children’s Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

Public Condolences

My condolences to Gary's family and friends may he RIP .

- Charlie Seim
March 27, 2024

So sorry for your loss. Great memories from working at Inn!

Elaine Johnson

- Elaine Johnson
March 10, 2024

I have very fond memories of racing at Varney in the 90s-early 2000s. Great guy to hang out with in the pits and a total pain in the butt on the track in the best possible way.

- Scot Cameron
March 9, 2024

Sorry for the family's loss. The buffet was the best deal in town. Enjoyed working for him and alongside his parents. Tim , Nancy Mellish

- Tim Mellish
March 8, 2024

So sorry to hear about Gary. Yes I remember those Friday night buffet meals and his mom n dad working in the kitchen. My daughter Shelby as a young girl washed dishes in the kitchen.
Gary you will be missed.

Judy n Wayne Scheifele

- Judy Kueneman Scheifele
March 8, 2024

So sorry to hear my boy hood friend has passed. Memories of grandma Jeans cottage stays in Port Elgin and adventures. RIP my friend. Condolences to the family and friends.

- Lyle Reddon
March 8, 2024

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123 10th Street
Hanover, Ontario N4N 1N4
Phone: 519-364-3660
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