Richard Gordon Atkins

04 Jan 1935 - 06 Apr 2021

ATKINS, Richard Gordon.

The Taradale Cricket Club Guru passed away peacefully on April 6, 2021. Aged 86 years.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Nathan), five days short of 62 years married.

Loved father and father in law of Ian and Holly, Karen and Maurice Leonard, Robyn, and Brenda and Brian Simons. Loved Pop of Ashleigh and Liam, Hannah and Lance, Luke and Danielle, Bella, Libbi, Jessica, Aidan, Lachlan, and Logan. Much loved Great Pop of Caleb, Parker, Lincoln, Lucy, Bowie, Harley, and Matilda.

Thank you to the staff at Atawhai for their care and support given to Richard and his family.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at the Napier War Memorial Centre, Marine Parade, Napier on Sunday April 11, 2021 at 2pm.

Tributes may be left for The Atkins Family at or C/o PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140



ATKINS, Richard Gordon.

Dearly loved brother and brother in law of Trevor and Margaret, Yvonne and the late Gilbert and Beverley, June and John Lomas, Ian and Margaret, Hazel and Ron Gillies.