DEXTER – Atwood M. “Put”, 85, of Brooklyn, Queens County passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, August 7, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late John Atwood and Emma May (Tupper) Dexter.
Atwood managed Mersey Lodge for twenty years and served as a licensed guide. He then joined Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited as an instrument technician for twenty years retiring in 1988. He loved fishing, gardening, hunting and golf. He was a member of Brooklyn Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years. He served as chairman for the Brooklyn Village Commission for a number of years as well as chair of the former Queens Memorial Arena. He was an avid union member and served on the executive. He and his wife Delphine loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Delphine (Hill), his daughter Rosalee (Murray) Smith of Eagle Head, his son Stephen (Patricia) of Brooklyn, his grandchildren Graham and Matthew Dexter and Scott Smith, his great granddaughters Chloe and Piper, his sisters Louisa Coombs of Brooklyn, Marie Hatt of New Minas as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Ethel Crone, his brothers Elvin and Samuel, his half sisters Evangeline Dexter and Valence Murphy and his half brother Clarence “Jack” Dexter.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will beheld Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 7 until 9 p.m.. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel. Reverend Steven Hopper officiating. A private family committal will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Brooklyn Baptist Church, Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
Atwood’s family wish to acknowledge his many caregivers especially his “night angels” Roxina, Bertha and Georgina. Special thanks to Dr. David Gunn, Dr. Andy Blackadar and the nursing staff of the ER and Medical Unit of Queens General Hospital.
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Steven, Rosalee, Delphine and family – so sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing. He was such a nice man – always stopped to have a chat wherever I saw him. I’m sure you have many memories that will help you through this time. Hugs – Donna
Leon & Norma Robertson
We are so sorry to hear of Atwoods passing. Please pass on our sympathy to the family.
Leon & Norma
So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Keep his memories close, as you already know they help you through these difficult times.
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Atwood. He will be missed in our community. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Cathy & Rollie
Dear Delphine, Rosalee and families:
Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. Atwood was a wonderful man and such a gentleman at all times. He also had a great sense of humour. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Try to remember the good times, it really does help.
Robert and Sally Fader
Delphine and family:
So very sorry to read of Atwood’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Dalphine,Rosalee,Murray and Stephen and Families:Sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing.Sincere condolence extended to all of his family.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sorry on hearing of Atwoods (Putts) passing, as we referred to him as.
He was always such a friendly soul, RIP Put, and condolences to the family.
Patti MacKay Blimke
Very sad to hear the news of Atwood’s passing. Please take comfort that he is at peace. I have fond memories of Put. He was a fine person who always had a smile and a wave… Brooklyn has lost another great man. God Bless..
Walter and Sherri Miller
We were so sorry to hear of your brother Atwood’s passing.Our condolences to you and all his family.
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.My prayers are with all of you.
John and Donna Murray
Sending you our condolences after hearing of Put’s passing. This is a sad time.
brian and kim mansfield
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Very sad to hear of Atwoods passing… Always know as Putt when I spent many good years in Crime Stoppers… He was such a nice man and you will miss him dearly.. Always a man to stop and chat…
Curtis & Linda mailett
Jo-Anne Raso and Jim Burgess
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Atwood for us always, our Uncle Putt. He was in all connotations a loved gentleman, to be remembered fondly and missed forever. To our dear aunt and cousins we offer our heartfelt sympathy, condolences and mourn with you on your loss.
Lannie and Judy Francis
To the Dexter family, So sorry to hear of Putt’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Remember the good times and it will help.
Delphine, Rosalee, Louisa and families,
Please accept my condolences on Put’s passing. I always remember his smile, teasing and laughter at church when I was a child. I was so honoured to have been at Church on Christmas Eve when he officially retired as a deacon and was presented with the award and picture in recognition of his service to the church. I kept a copy of that picture and will treasure it. When home or when talking with Mom on the phone, she always filled me in on how he was doing. She had a special place in her heart for him. God bless.
Cathy (Richardson) O'Brien
Delphine and Rosalie, so very sorry to hear of Put’s passing. He will be fondly remembered.
Betty-Jean & Beverley Colp
Our deepest sympathy to all of Put’s family. He will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless you all.
BRENDA AND JIM :
Sincere sympathy to Putt’s family . He was a very kind hearted gentleman . A big loss to his family and friends . Our thought’s are with you . Brenda and Jim .
Bligh & Jackie Woodworth
Delphine & Family:
We are sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing, Our deepest sympathy to all the family, we have fond memories of Atwood, it was an honor to have worked with him for so many years, a true and down to earth person. He will be sadly missed, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
Delphine, Rosalee and Stephen and family. My heart is heavy for the loss of Putt. He was a very well known member of our communities, well liked and well respected. He always had his view of how things should be and most often he had good listeners. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the family. Sincerely, Susan M.
Rod & Ann Golden
Delphine, Rosalee, Stephen, Louisa & families. So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Rod & Ann
Doug and Lin Lucier
So sorry to hear this news. Will keep you in our prayers sincerely. Doug and Lin
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Louisa & Families – So sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
George & Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dennis and Ruby Stevens
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to your family.
Dennis & Ruby
Rosalee and family, I am so sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing. He certainly will be missed … he was a great volunteer and community minded man! My thoughts are with you.
Mike & Sylvia Langille
Dear Dalphine and family,
We were saddened to hear of Atwoods passing! He was always so kind and supportive to both Sylvia and I when we worked at the rink! He was a wonderful person! God bless and take care!
Mike & Sylvia
Sheila D. Smith
Delphine, Rosalee and Stephen: I am sorry to learn of Atwood’s passing, Brooklyn loses another Champion. Delphine, you may recall that I used to babysit for Rosalee and Stephen .. many years ago., I hope that your happy memories of your loved one will buoy you during this sad time.
Sam and Carole Sampson
Delphine,Please know that our thoughts, and prayers are with you ,and your family ,at this time.
Sam and Carole
To the Dexter family: My sincere sympathy to each one in the loss of your loved one. May God grant you His peace and rest as you go on without him.
Although the passing of a loved one is sad, being reminded they were here is happy. My family lived close by at the bottom of “Cooks HIll” and sorry to say that as kids in the early 60″s, enjoyed raiding the apple tree in his back yard. One night he fired a shot gun in the air to scare us off…..It worked. That was the last time I saw him. Wonderful people of a wonderful time. My warm memories will comfort me at this time and I also hope the same for his family.
Delphine, Rosalee and family, Yorke and I were so saddened to
hear of Atwood”s death. He was a lovely man and I enjoyed working
with him many years ago now.May the power of pray help you through this difficult time.
Phyllis & Yorke Tutty
sincere sympathy to delphine,rosalee,stephen & families & also lousia & marie. I remember he used-to come up & help bob on the farm. from florence fisher,650 old greenfield road,greenfield,n.s. b6l 3y7
So sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing, thinking of you Delphine and family at this difficult time.
Brenda and Jim
Sincere Sympathy to Putt’s family . We only knew him as Putt so will address him as Putt. Great guy to have known . Alway’s a gentleman with a wonderful grin. He will be sadly missed by his family as well as all who knew him .Our thought’s are with the family . RIP . Brenda and Jim .
Arnie & Carol Jollimore
Delphine and family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time .We hope that the concern and care of everyone around you will help you deal with the pain of Putt’s passing. Also, on behalf of the directors of the Brooklyn Recreation Committee, we will so miss him being a part of our group.He had dedicated so many years working for our community and was always available to help.
Arnie & Carol
Roger and Valerie Wilcox
Delphine and family,
We were very sad to hear of Atwood’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you “ALL”. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Nancy Spinks Kuffel
To the Dexter Family,
So very sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing. I always looked forward to seeing him at church whenever I visited. He always had a kind word. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time.
Dear Delfine, Rosalee, Stephen, and Louisa:
I am so sorry to hear of Put’s passing. I remember as a child in Brooklyn I was on several raids on his apple tree. He used to shout at us but never held a grudge. He was a fine man and well respected.
Manson & Nancy White
Delphine, Rosalee & Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Our condolences are extended sincerely.
Manson & Nancy
Brenda and Bob Lohnes
Rosalee, Delphine and Family: Our most sincere condolences on loss of your loved one. May your memories of Atwood ease your sorrow at this sad time.
Ros & Brian BYrne
Delphine, Rosalee and family: So very sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
David Whynott of mersey point
Delphine and family I am sorry to hear of your loss Atwood was great guy and will be missed by many.
To the family of the late Atwood Dexter,
I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Dennis & Linda MacKinnon
We were very sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing. May your many memories give you comfort.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dennis & Linda
Sally and Earle Slauenwhite
Delphine and family; Sorry to hear of Put’s passing. We know you have many wonderful memories that will help you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Cathy de Rome
To the Dexter Family,
My sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of your loved one. I got to know him when the family would come to the suppers and teas in Beach Meadows. I quickly learned he loved to drink many cups of tea and tried to bring the pot around as soon as he was seated. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Sending sincere condolences to the family.
Leon & Donalda Dexter
Sincerely Extending to you Deep and Heartfelt Sympathy.
Donna and Eugene
Rosalee, Delphine and Family. We were saddened to hear about your passing of your dad and husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Robert & Linda Trainor
Delphine & Family, So sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time of mourning. He’s gone home to be with his Lord. There is comfort in knowing that. Take care & GOD Bless!
Dave and Colette Kemshead
Delphine, Stephen and Rosealee:
We are deeply saddened to hear about Put. He was a true gentleman and we will dearly miss him. Please know that we are thinking of you.
Dave and Colette
Susan Burgess and Philip
Delphine, Roselee, Steven and Families
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure to hold.
Rhonda L Fralic-Fanning
Delphine, Rosalee, Steven & family:
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Put.
It’s been awhile since I have seen any of you; however, as you all know, I am no stranger to loss.
That being said, I am thankful that we serve a God who is able to comfort us during these times. He is faithful to walk beside us, often carrying us as we work through the grief of living without the one we love.
I pray that He will sustain you all through these very difficult days, months and even years that lie ahead; and, that His peace that passes all understanding will be ever present in each of your lives.
I was blessed with a wonderful book, that came from the library, called “Awakening From Grief” by John E. Welshons, Very helpful book in helping us understand what grief really is.
Take care of not only yourselves, but each other in the days that follow. It is so important.
Blessings from my home to each of you and your families,
Hello Delphine, Rosalee, and Stephen:
I am very sorry to hear of Atwood’s passing and I want to extend my condolences to the entire family. You will probably not recognize my name because you will remember me as Charlotte Kaulbach. I used to live next-door to you in Brooklyn and baby-sat Rosalee and Stephen when they were small. Charlotte
Ron & Bonnie Henderson
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Put’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ron & Bonnie
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Delphine and Family,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time.