Akins, Larry John

It is with great sadness the family of Larry Akins announces his passing on February 11, 2021 at the age of 55.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his ever loving wife Patricia and their two children Tasha and Nathan. He is also lovingly remembered by his sister Marlene (Alex) Rubik, his brother George Akins, his mother-in-law Elsie Dmytriw, his brothers-in-law Terry (Sharon) Dmytriw and Eugene Dmytriw and his sister-in-law Marilyn (Clayton) Koch and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John Akins, his mother Fern Akins and his father-in-law Peter Dmytriw.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made in Larry’s honour may be made to an education trust fund that will be set up for Nathan, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.

 In appreciation…the family wishes to express their gratitude for the many kindnesses evidenced in thought and deed as well as for those attending this service and offering your support. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered.

We invite you to join us at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 19, 2021, in celebrating Larry’s life by participating in a live webcasting of the service at: https://youtu.be/50yvHnohYoA




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Rick and Joanne Taylor

so very sorry for your loss. Rick will certainly miss his evening chats with Larry. You have our deepest sympathies. Larry was a kind ,gentle soul we will miss his smile . Rest easy friend

Erwin & Dawn Granson

Trish, Tasha, & Nathan – our deepest condolences to all of you at this sad time. Larry was caring and kind and one of the most generous men we have ever known. He was always helping others whenever possible and his laugh would lift everyone’s spirits. There will never be another man quite like him. May all your warm memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Dean & Darla Lopushinsky

To Patricia and the kids. Larry was an incredible man. Always the guy to bring a smile into the room, and make you laugh. He was a true farm boy at heart and showed us all that hard work and kindness went a very long way. He will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.. May he Rest In Peace, and watch from above.

Dean & Darla

Anthony Syskakis

So sorry for your loss. I remember Larry more so when I was younger he was always so friendly and made you feel welcome. His kindness was something that always stood out to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Lee and Juanita Pickerl

We were truly saddened to learn of Larry’s passing. We held Larry in high regard and will remember him well. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Douglas MacAhonic

My heartfelt condolences to the family and many friends of Larry. A truly good soul who has shown his kindness and generosity to all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Requiem Larry.

Lorelei Keating and Gord Harrowing

Trish, Tasha and Nathan,
My heart is so sad for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Rest In Peace Larry.
Lorelei and Gord

Kirk Skermer

There are people in this world who you never think will get old or will never leave us too soon. Larry was one of those special people. The news of his passing is nothing less then a complete tragedy to all of us who were so lucky to know him. I have so many fond memories of this great man. From letting me hang out with all the adults playing pool till the wee hours of the morning, letting me pop over anytime and fill my dirt bike up with purple and never letting me pay, hiring me during the summer to help with farm work (only happened once, probably for good reason ), terrifying my mom in a funny way anytime a country song came on at a social, always lending a helping hand whenever needed and never taking no for an answer, to being one of the first people to say his condolences to me at my mom’s memorial. There will never be another Larry, and my heart is crushed and completely saddened for Trish and their lovely children. We truly just lost of the greats.

Heather Brown (Skermer)

Deepest condolences on the loss of such a memorable person.

From always being there for our mother when she needed help, to the numerous times you were a part of our shenanigans growing up in Genesee.

Will always remember your laugh /giggle and Mom’s nickname of Crazy Legs Larry – Polka Extraordinaire.

Jerry and Sonia Kuzio

Dear Patricia and entire family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, Jerry and Sonia Kuzio

Laurie Corriveau

Patricia, Tasha& Nathan, Marlene, George and families. I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I remember Larry as always having a smile and being a kind and gentle soul, even in his childhood.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Melanie Nykolaychuk

So sorry for your loss. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet Larry. Everyone could see how happy his family made him instantly. He loved his wife and was so proud of the kids. My thoughts are with you all as you go through this extremely difficult time.

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