Tribute Marj Atkins Continental Holsteins

Tribute to Marj Atkins of Continental Holsteins

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Marj Atkins, Leduc, AB. Everyone at Cowsmo sends our deepest thoughts and condolences to her family and friends at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Millet Agri-Plex, 5400 – 45 Avenue, Millet, AB.

Marj and Norm Atkins being presented with a Certificate of Superior Accomplishment at the 2016 Canadian National Holstein Convention.

Marj was a pillar within the industry. Alongside her husband Norm and family, they ran the prestigious Master Breeder herd, Continental Holsteins. In 2013, the Alberta Holstein Association created the Marj Atkins Achievement Award, a lifetime Achievement award that recognizes individuals for their commitment to the Holstein breed.

Marj left a lasting impression with anyone who had the opportunity to meet her.

“Marj…intelligent, great eye for quality, loved to win, strong leader, strong women, great mentor, sharp, dry and fun to be around, she holds a special place in my heart.” Thank you to Paul Hunt for summarizing the incredible woman Marj was.

Marj & David Chalack at the 2019 Alberta Dairy Congress. Photo Supplied by Ella Wright Photography.
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