1947 ~ AKRE ~ 2014

Posted: January 5th, 2015

Vince passed away at his home on December 25th, 2014 at the age of 67. Vince was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Ruth Akre; sister, Colleen; and brother-in-law, Bobby Nimmo. Vince is survived by his daughter and her family, Laurie, Bernie, Allison, and Ryan Girardeau of Swift Current, SK; his son and his family, Bob, Rochelle, Emily, and Hannah Akre of Outlook, SK; his sister, Corrine Nimmo of Richmond, Virginia; and his many close friends who he considered extended family. Vince was born in Swift Current on June 8th, 1947 and lived in Hazlet for most of his life where he ran an insurance agency for many years. He was very active with the Hazlet Elks ball club, curling, and hunting. He then worked in the oilfield until he retired, and he worked mostly in Northern Alberta and shift work in Russia. When Vince retired, he made Medicine Hat his home until the time of his passing. Vince will be sadly missed by his family and friends. As per Vince\’s request, no funeral service will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Karrie (Horn) Dahl says:

    Laurie and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Vince. He always held a special place in my heart because he treated me like a little sister when I babysat you. We tried re-connecting a couple of times over the years but for one reason or another the time was not right. I think his last few years must have been very difficult for him – which makes me very sad. My greatest desire was for Vince to find peace and happiness. I hope he was able to achieve that. Vince will always hold a special place in my heart.


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