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David George Atkinson, OH 1945-55

22 April 1936 – 17 December 2020

David’s widow, Gill, recently wrote to us regarding the sad passing of her husband, who attended Hymers, alongside his younger brother Richard, from 1945 to 1955.

David often talked of his time at Hymers with great fondness and always looked forward to the Old Hymerian’s Dinner in December to meet and talk with old colleagues.

After Hymers, David went to Hull University to study law and graduated in 1959.  Whilst there, he joined the Hull University Air Squadron and was commissioned as a pilot of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in April 1959 for 2 years.  In January 1960, David proudly received his Private Pilot’s ‘Licence of Flying Machines’.

David went on to attend Law School in Guildford, Surrey and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1962.  In that year, he joined Gosschalk, Austin & Wheldon, Solicitors, Hull and worked virtually every day in the Family Courts all over Yorkshire. He became a partner in 1965 and retired in 1999.

David and Gill married in 1967 and had three children James, Jane & Nicolas.  They retired to Cumbria in 1999, where David happily grew show standard dahlias and vegetables. He enjoyed cooking and walking in the beautiful countryside with a succession of much loved Labradors.

The 2 words that appeared most in the lovely letters that Gill received are ‘True Gentleman’.

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