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AKERMAN, Joseph Charles

Joseph Charles Akerman
May 4, 2019

Joseph Charles Akerman (Joe) was born in Powell River BC and spent his early years on Salt Spring Island. His island connection runs deep as he was one of the 3rd generation of Salt Spring Island Akermans.

Nearing the end of his 87th year, Joe passed away peacefully at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Joe was a beloved father of 4 children, Joseph Jr., Shawn, Chantal and Thomas, as well as the loving husband of 45 years to Yvonne and her 2 children, Doug and Marlene.

Together they retired to Salt Spring Island and enjoyed many years here. A welding fabricator by trade, Joe opened his own shop on the island and provided welding services, a cup of tea and a few laughs.
In the more recent years Joe’s short term memory became challenged but he never forgot stories of his youth on Salt Spring.

Joe also served 3 years in the Canadian Army.

Joe is survived by his wife, Yvonne, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, sister Colleen and brothers Laurie and Doug.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2401 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island on Sunday May 19th, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests donations be made to Greenwoods to ensure those in need have the gracious care they deserve in times of memory loss.

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