ATKINS – Daniel Ashley

Born on August 8, 2002. Passed away September 24, 2023.

It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel Ashley Atkins, 08.08.2002 – 24.09.2023, announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Boonie.
Daniel will be forever loved and missed by mother Donna and step dad Craig, father Steven, big sister Brianna, nephews Rex and Malakye, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

May he now rest in eternal peace,
Until we meet again.

Funeral Notice
Leongatha RSL Cnr Smith St. and Michael Place, LeongathaView Map

A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Daniel Ashley Atkins will be held at the Leongatha RSL, Crn Smith St. and Michael Place, Leongatha on WEDNESDAY October 11, 2023, commencing 11.00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Head Space or Suicide Prevention would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Service.

Private Cremation

This Service will be livestreamed, to view please  CLICK HERE.

Please wear bright coloured clothes to represent Daniel's personality

  1. My dearest little cousin, my heart breaks every second of every day since you passed away.
    The smile you had, the laughter you made, will forever be missed but remembered in my brain.
    There is not a second of a single minute that I dont think of how you brightened up this world and made me smile.
    My heart breaks for your mum Donna, Craig, Steve and Bri. They will be breaking inside with your loss, so shine your light down on all of them and let them know you are ok in gods arms.

    Cousin, I will forever miss you, and want to wake up from this horrible nightmare. I want to be able to see you walk down the road back into your mums arms and share the many chats, smiles and laughter with.

    Till we meet you again, rest forever in peace. 🪽😢😭

    Kristie Richmond (Jackson) September 28, 2023
  2. Daniel was a well loved, kind hearted and caring young man. He was so bright and loved his family and friends and was always there when we needed him. Daniel was not only my little cousin, but he was also like a little brother I never had. Daniel will be sadly missed as nothing will ever take his place in our hearts. We love you Daniel. Rest in paradise and let your beautiful soul fly high with those angel wings you’ve gained. Gone but never forgotten.

    Breanna Jackson September 28, 2023
  3. No more pain and suffering as now you can be free. Yet still so hard to believe that you’re gone. You’ll be missed dearly Daniel. Gone way to young. Rest easy bud, much love to your mum Donna, Bri and family xx

    Shell Geoghegan September 28, 2023
  4. Daniel was always the sweetest boy ever, but had a sassy attitude along with it, he is already missed by so so many people, as he was always there for others..I remember him asking me to do his makeup, we had so much fun that day! you won’t ever be forgotten. Rest in Peace Mate xo

    Kimmy Clapton September 28, 2023
  5. You Will be missed Daniel. If I could bring you back to your mother & sister and every one that holds a special part of your life I would. You were to young to leave your loved one’s.. I will keep you in my heart and mind. I will miss that awesome smile. Love always Auntie Shazza and Uncal Roger & family’s 😘😘😘

    Sharon Sharpley September 29, 2023
  6. Daniel it breaks my heart to b written this buddy. U r forever missed but never forgotten.. I will always remember our laughs when I came to visit bree and ever other memories I had the privilege of making with u. Forever 21 rest easy buddy until we meet agian

    Donna christie September 29, 2023
  7. Daniel are all going to miss you, your laugh, your smile, your kind heart rest in peace. Thinking of your family rest in peace mate until we meet again.

    Terri jones and Scott Wilkinson September 29, 2023
  8. Dearest Daniel
    You will always be my son from another mum. You bought so much joy and laughter to the world. I’ll miss our chats. I loved you so much. I couldn’t of ever wished for a better best friend to Jordan. You are forever young and forever cherished in our hearts. You left us with many wonderful memories kiddo.
    Love always Dannie, Jordan and Brock

    Dannielle Deane September 29, 2023
  9. My dearest Dan Man ❤️

    Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would have to write this to you, heartbroken but yet so thankful for having me in your life.

    Your bright smile, funky and quirky character and burst of natural charisma will be forever missed.

    I will always remember your big eyes and lanky legs running 100 miles an hour when you were excited. Your love and kindness for your friends and family was infectious. You undeniably have a fabulous memory and I was in awe of your knowledge and understanding of the world around you.

    I watched you grow from a small young boy into a beautiful kind man. I will forever hold my fond memories of you and Brianna when you were young from my coffee dates with your Mum, Birthdays’, Easters’ and Christmas’.

    I will always remember your 9th birthday surprising you with a treasure chest birthday cake full of lollies, that made you so hyper you didn’t sleep. I remember how excited you were for William’s and my birthday at Walkerville and how much you love the sand and water.

    You had this deep kindness and love for animals and were such a caring soul.

    One thing I never got the chance to say to you after all this time is, Thank you.

    Thank you for bringing me love, laughter and fun. Thank you for bringing sunshine to a rainy day. Thank you for teaching me to be nurturing, kind, loving and accepting.

    I will always love and miss you but will forever treasure you and your love always.

    My heart breaks for your Mum and Craig, Your Dad, Brianna and family 😘

    Don’t worry- Even from your paradise, you can still watch over and keep your Mum and Craig, your Dad, Brianna and your nephews safe and guide them through their lives.

    I hope you’re at ease now, being the best version of you. Spread your big angel wings Dan Man and fly high 💕

    Ree Jansen September 29, 2023
  10. Daniel was my best friend my brother. He had the kindest heart. I enjoyed all the times we had together we would go for our night time nature walks sometimes we wouldn’t get back until early hours of the morning. Sometimes it felt like you and me taking on the world. I thank you for all of the times you guided me in the right direction you always told me to be true to myself. No matter how bad my day’s got I couldn’t help but smile just being around him he made life so much more fun. I love you brother one day I will see you again.

    Noah Tebbutt (Nozzer) October 1, 2023
  11. Dearest Daniel,

    Your infectious laugh, your cheeky smile, your huge heart and your love for animals is what made you, you.

    I remember looking after you when you were just a little boy, we would chill out and watch movies together.
    Our Christmases, there was never a dull moment. All those times you made my Dad laugh, I will never forget those times.

    Thank you for being you Daniel.

    Sending my love to Donna and Craig, Steve, Bran, Rex, Malakye, Nicky and Shaun, Brit, Taneka, Will, Troy and Estella, Keanu, Bill and Lindy, Julie and the family and friends who knew and Loved Daniel.

    Fly high Daniel, everytime i see a rainbow, i know itll be you xoxo

    Amy and Kaley October 1, 2023
  12. Daniel, I will never forget the big smile on your face when your kitty was given to you, i only met you a handful of times but you were a ray of sunshine, rest easy young man xxxx

    Michelle October 1, 2023
  13. Going to miss you loads buddy. I’ll miss cracking jokes with you and coming to you when I needed a lending ear. I’ll never forget the day that I met you. RIP honey bunch till we meet again x

    Melly October 2, 2023
  14. Sending heartfelt condolences to all the family at this very sad time…
    May Daniel rest in peace 🙏

    Brett Gardner October 3, 2023
  15. Daniel,
    I forever remember you as the little red haired boy with the biggest, infectious smile and loudest laugh. I’ll forever hold close to my heart the times we spent together, the fun at Christmas gatherings, and that time I visted your primary school when I was studying community services, and your eyes gleamed upon seeing me and you had to tell all your friends very loudly and excitedly that you already knew me and I had to be your partner!!! Never forget you Daniel ❤️
    You grew up into such a beautiful and kind young man, your family must be so proud. All my love and condolences to Donna, Craig, Steve, Brianna and your extended family.
    Rest in paradise ❤️ say hi to my dad for me. Hope he pokes his teeth out at you 😬
    Love Cassie, Jayden, Taylor and Denise

    Cassie October 3, 2023
  16. My son Daniel,
    I am blessed and proud to know you are my son I would never change that ever. IM PROUD to be your mum as you were always there for everyone in your life I’m missing you more and more each day and expecting you to drive in our driveway and having our long heart to heart chats daily I love you whole heartedly and stood by u through thick and thin my baby boy grew into a kind loving respectful young man I’m proud of whom u became.
    I will dearly miss your smile and laugh and the hugs and the “I love you” that was said and ment every phone call and every time we said see ya.
    I know your watching over Rex and Malakye your favourite nephews.
    The hardest part is knowing you will not be here physically but I know u will be by myside in everything I do.
    Daniel you are my angel and watching over us we will never forget you and miss you more then u know
    Love always and forever
    Your mum and Craig

    Donna Atkins October 3, 2023
  17. My deepest condolences go out to Daniel’s mother Donna, Dona’s partner Craig, sister Brianna and families on this very sad occasion. Daniel was a wonderful, happy young man who’s life was tragically cut short. Although I did not know Daniel that well, I have known his mum Donna my whole life and to lose her much loved son so soon is just absolutely devastating for the family and for everyone they knew Daniel. May you rest in peace with the angels now Boonie and everyone that knew and loved you so dearly will forever miss your smile, laughter and the love you have showed us all during your short time. We will miss you.

    Daniel Poletti October 4, 2023
  18. My brother Daniel
    I’m so glad to proud to be Ur big sister and to have watched U grow into an amazing young man I’ll forever cherish every single moment we have had together it’s going to be so hard to say goodbye to U but as I see it’s not goodbye it’s when we meet again… you were the best uncle for Rex and malakye and I promise to protect and look after them they will always remember their uncle Daniel
    I love and miss U so so so much I’m so lost without U Daniel so so lost
    Forever 21
    Love forever and always Rex Malakye bran and Roy

    Brianna hootonshandley October 4, 2023
  19. Oh Donna and family, we are so sorry for your loss, he had such a cheeky grin. Laurie Marlin and family.

    Laurie Marlin October 7, 2023
  20. Daniel your your beautiful eyes and smile showed me what a beautiful young man you were so loved by many my heart felt sympathy go’s to your beautiful mum Donna,Craig,Brianna,steve and your two beautiful nephews you are the biggest brightest star at night Rest In Peace Daniel ❤️

    Wendy,Sam Bordonaro and family October 8, 2023
  21. Donna so so sorry to hear of the death of your loved son how sad we are for you .
    may you find comfort in family and friends.
    we pray that you know people are feeling for you at this sad time.
    love from Carol & Doug Latham and families.

    Carol Latham October 8, 2023
  22. Dear Donna, Craig, Steve, Brianna and family
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of this beautiful young man.
    The lovely tributes here show the amazing loving person Daniel was and will be remembered as.
    Hold tight onto all your wonderful memories
    So sorry we can’t be with you on Wednesday
    Love Phil, Sharon, Brooke, Luke and Families

    Sharon October 10, 2023
  23. Dear Donna,Craig, Steve , Breanna & family
    Our deepest condolences to you all. We hadn’t known Daniel for a long time but he was always polite and respectful to us. Judging by the tributes on here and the people who attended his funeral he was very much loved he definitely was a character. He will be remembered always and sadly missed but never forgotten. Love from the Campbell family

    Angela Campbell October 13, 2023