The family of Michael John Anatooshkin is saddened to announce his passing at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital. After a brief illness, Michael passed peacefully with loving family at his side.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Anne and five daughters. Linda Atkins(Bud) of Quesnel; Wanda Ballantyne (Doug) of Chance Harbour, New Brunswick; Marcia Swanson (Pete) of Quesnel; Michelle Keen (Kevin) of Prince George, B.C. and Kim Hallman (Troy) of Oakville, Ontario. Also loved and remembered by six grandchildren Darryl Atkins(Izabella); Jarret Atkins (Tracy); Chad Swanson (Jenna); Kelsey Lowndes (Dan); Kendra Keen; and Kyle Hallman. His passing is mourned by eight great grandchildren Avry and Mackenzie Atkins; Noah and Gavin Atkins; Kaelen and Khya Swanson; Marek and Rhett Lowndes.
Michael was a prominent businessman in Quesnel who started Harkins Electric 51 years ago. During his life Michael enjoyed square dancing, poker, cribbage and revelled in his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Michael and Anne returned to Quesnel in 2014 after enjoying retirement in Kelowna for 20 years.
According to his wishes, Michael will be cremated and a family Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2016.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of choice.