Atkins, Tony Dacosta

Atkins, Tony Dacosta

February 17th, 2021

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the age of 51. Proud father of Keisha (Michael), Aaliyah, Jayla, Justin, Jayden, Melia and Jackson. Proud grandfather of Ivy and Nevaeh.  Loving spouse of Sam. Survived by his mother Jocelyn (Holdine) and by his sisters Donna, Fiona, Suzanette and Sylvia. Predeceased by his father Victor. Tony touched many hearts and will be missed by all who knew him. He lived every day to the fullest, enjoying every moment. Tony was devoted to his work at Speedy Transport for almost 25 years. He had a beautiful contagious smile that will be missed by all!

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a private funeral service will be conducted.

To register for one of the visitation times, please click here: Registration page for Tony Atkins’ visitation on Saturday, February 20, 2021 and Sunday, February 21, 2021.  

 

To register for the livestream, please click here: Registration page for the livestream of Tony's funeral service on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tony are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Children’s Health Foundation.

 

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services.

 

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Jason CarveryTony, As I remember fondly of our many encounters as friends, the one thing that stand out the most is your uncanny ability to make people feel happy when they were in your presence. The many conversations, Basketball battles, Golf wars, Ha! Among others that I could list for days. Keep watch over us and your family. Continue to swing those HR's in Heaven my man! Until we meet again, it has been a privilege knowing you and more importantly, being your friend. Jay
Mary Blackman TONY I oved you with my whole heart. A piece of it is gone with you. I miss you already .i am here with and for your girls always . Until we meet again my friend
Dermott scottTony..I will miss our political and life discussions God Bless You and Your Family .Rest In Peace . Dermott
Eric ScottTony I vividly remember our days before catching the school bus, we would stop in the arcade and play games. Our days started with so much fun. You always contributed to our group chat in an energetic way, even up to the morning before the angels took you away. Sleep in eternal peace my friend....until we meet again 🙏
Floyd squiresTony on that morning you wish me happy birthday with your cheerful mood as always . And wish condolences to a fallen school mate. Then later it hurt as I heard the news . We hurt for you. Sleep well a great guy. You will be miss . Condolences to all your family and friends
AndersonTony we didnt get to talk about the NFL this gone season especially our beloved Eagles but will forever have you in thoughts, soar with the eagles bro and rest peacefully
Ronald GittensMy friend and I am proud to say my friend after drifting because of life and hooking back up in the chat we had our battles and fun in the group but always more fun in our private talks. Only that morning you offered condolences as well as birthday greetings in the chat only to be left in shock that that would be the last time. Test in peace my friend and condolences to your family at this time
Speedy Transport - TOR Ops TeamOn behalf of myself, as well as the entire Speedy Transport TOR Operations team, we send our deepest condolences to Tony's family and friends. Although, not all had the pleasure to have crossed path's with Tony, the loss of a Speedy family member is felt throughout all terminals. Tony will always remain part of our Speedy Family. Sending prayers, to Tony's family and friends through this tough time. May he rest in paradise. Brittany McClare
Bonnie NeilsonHow do you say good bye to someone so pure and beautiful my friend? How do you say good bye to someone who so easily changed a day around without knowing it with just a smile, just a laugh? How do you say goodbye to someone who walked with such presence, such confidence, such a big personality but yet who never made anyone no matter the situation feel small? How do you say goodbye to someone who made so many be proud to call you son, brother, dad, husband, coworker and friend? How do you say goodbye to someone who touched so many, was loved by so many? You can't! There are no words...so I'm leaving you with until we meet again. You will always be thought of and remembered...until the next time. xoxo
Geoff Mitchell Tony it feels like you were my best friend. I know that many people it would feel like that because you were such a special person for so many people. I know that I could go to you for anything. You were like a brother for so many years. You actually help me through some very difficult times in my life with just your kind words and your positive instructions. You might’ve actually done everything right. You came into this world you impacted and you left forever young. You’ll always be that guy. I actually worked out recently and I’m sure you will help me with all of my difficult reps. Maybe for the rest of my life. Rest in peace brother and I really hope we can meet up again. That will be an awesome day.
Kerry Stennett To the family and friends I offer my condolences. Tony rest in peace.
Cherri Condolences to the Family, I pray God will continue to strengthen you in this time of Bereavement. Continue to trust in him .
Nicole AlsCondolences to the family in this time of bereavement. May God cover all who loved and cherished him. Sleep In Peace and Rise in Glory.
Theresa WardDeepest condolences. God continue to strengthen and keep this family in this time of bereavement .
Toni grantSincere condolences to his family and loved ones..rest in peace..
Claudette Hope-GreenidgeFeeonan and family, the staff of the Labour Department extend condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Kimberly MartinTo Tony's family,friends and co-workers our hearts all hurt with you...On behalf of myself and the staff at M and H Auto we will miss you Brother,fly high with the angels you were an amazing man.father,Grandfather husband and friend to so many ....We will be you Bro we will miss your smile and your laugh ....our hearts are broken ....Condolences and prayers to family ...RIP Brother
Joyette jones Sincere condolences to the entire family Rest in peace and rise in glory Definitely gone to soon 🙏
Sajecki FamilyThis week has been one that no one could have predicted or prepared for. The sudden loss of Tony sent Shockwaves through our lives and took us all to our knees. We often found ourselves praying for strength and guidance as we endeavored to support Sam and the girls through this tragic loss. Our hearts broke for Tonys family in Barbados who were held in place by Covid. We spent most of the past 5 days trying to figure out how to make anything feel like it was not completely insurmountable. The moments of these days swept violently from pure despair to feelings of appreciation for the joy Tony brought to all our lives, to anger and sadness that he was taken far too soon. We have all faced the allure of denial and wished so fully that we would wake up and his smiling face would be there. The truth is, everyone hurts so much and no one can envision a day when that subsides. Though pain is so palpable in all moments, something so beautiful emerged from the sorrow. Sisters grew in leadership of each other as they faced this loss in partnership. Families blended so purely that you could not see a clear division of where one started and another one ended. Neighbour's and friends enveloped all who felt this loss in comfort as they sent food, flowers, donations, and words of love. Tony's friends, both in that room and attending online shared tears and memories of a life that was lived with purpose and love. We all were reminded that it is how we share the smallest moments that often leaves the best memories. We were reminded that no one person lives without challenges or setbacks, but when we are bold enough and humble enough to step forward into change healing is the gift. Tony, you have taught us all so much about living well. Chris, Kayla, Harrison, Parker, and I, love you so much and we will always carry you in our hearts. We will take good care of Sam and the girls as the beautiful family you joined. RIP Tony, may the fullness of God's light and love fill your spirit today and always. With heartfelt love from "The Sajeckis"
Sandra DottinTony I am still in shock hearing this sad news. You were taken way too soon. Your work on earth is done now you will share your smile with the angels. Keep watch my friend and thanks for always keeping our secret. Rest well Tony.
Christine Dearest Sam, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Rest easy Tony 🙏🏻❤️
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