Dale Edward Akins
Dale Edward Akins was born on December 1st, 1941 in St Thomas, Ontario and transitioned on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
He was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Anna May (née: Daniel) Akins; daughters, Jo Ann Ludwar (née: Akins) and Nicole Akins; twin bother, Garry Akins; and sister, Grace Taylor (née: Akins). Dale will be forever and lovingly remembered by his family and friends: daughter, Roxanne (Rob) Wagner; grandchildren: Desiree Wagner and Jordan Wagner (Candice), Kane Ludwar (Moorea) and Jolyn (Brent) Tremblay; great-grandchildren, Slade and Kipton Tremblay; the mother of his children, Bette Jean; as well as numerous relatives, friends and neighbours.
At a young age Dale participated in 4H which led to his life-long love for raising cattle. The annual cattle drives from the farm near Hearne, SK to the pasture in the Blue Hills near Avonlea, SK was a memorable and cherished event. He was very blessed to be raised and chose to live in the farming community of Hearne, where he and Bette Jean raised their three daughters close to his parents, brother, uncles and aunts and many cousins. With extended family and neighbors that were like family, it was a very special life.
Dale loved the simple things in life that gave him great pleasure. His true nature was gentle and kind. He also had a innate love and enjoyment of hunting and fishing with his uncles, cousins, grandsons and friends. He passed on those genes for love of nature to all his grandchildren, and a particular passion for fishing and hunting he passed on to his grandsons Kane and Jordan. In his later years, he enjoyed travel, the Shriners, gardening, wood carving, golfing, and curling.
Sincere gratitude to Extendicare Moose Jaw/ Moose Jaw Special Care Home for their ongoing care, love and support. Special acknowledgments to his most loving devoted caregivers Arla, Sienna, Elena, Tammy, Cosett, Karen, Wanda, Colleen, and Heather, as well as many others.
A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be announced at a later date in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dale’s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Special Care Home, 1151 Coteau St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5G5. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Our memories are filled with all the special time we spent with Dale and Bette Jean . The time we were house boating with our families on Shushwap Lake ..what a special time that was . Also recall a trip to Little Bear Lake where we spent the warm days out on the water and had tasty fish feeds for supper . Yes Dale was a kind and gentle man and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Our love to you all. Ron & Shirley
My prayers to you Roxy, Rob and family in the loss of your dear loved one. May your dad be wrapped in God’s loving arms as he reaches his final destination in heaven.
Our sincere condolences to Dale’s family and family
Warren and Michelle Howse
Sending my condolences to Dale’s family. I have many fond memories of Dale over many years from being my first neighbor when we lived on the farm to dealing with him on one my first vehicle sales. He was a very likable person and will be missed by everyone.
Our deepest sympathy, prayers and love to Roxy, Rob and family in the loss of a dear father/grandfather. He has now transitioned to a new home where there is no more pain and suffering but safe in the hands of his Creator. May he rest in peace. Much love to all from your family in Kitchener.
We have fond memories of Dale’s big smile and gentle presence. Sending our thoughts and love to all of you, Roxy, Rob, Desiree, and Jordan and sending sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.
Sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Hugs to the family
Roxanne, Rob, Desiree, Jordan and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Dad/Grandfather. May he rest now and be at peace. Sending you all our love.
Wendy and Family
Our deepest condolances to Dale’s family. He was a great guy. We had lots of enjoyable visits with him, he will be missed!
My deepest condolences to Dale’s family.
We send our sincere condolences to Dale’s family and to all of the Akins families.