Aksel Vagtberg Henriksen

It is with great sadness the family of Aksel Henriksen announces his passing on June 11, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Aksel was born in Ubby Denmark to Kristina and Christian Henriksen and has four sisters Kris (deceased), Margaret, Olga and Mary and one brother William (Bill).

Aksel will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his family: his son Douglas and his wife Carol along with his children Dena, Michael and Joshua. Also his daughter Dianne Henriksen; and her daughters, Cindy Kooznetsoff and husband Darcey and their two sons Hunter and Tanner along with Krysta Robichaud and her husband Wade.

Aksel was predeceased by his beloved wife Peggy in 2012. Aksel was a devoted family man and a wonderful son, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He started his career in Nelson BC for Canadian Pacific Railways working on the steam engines and after 44 years working for the railway he retired as an Engineer in Cranbrook BC in 1986.

Aksel had many interests that kept him busy during his lifetime, but he was especially committed to the Masons, Columbia Lodge No 38 A.F.&A.M , the Gizeh Shriners and he also volunteered his time to the CP Pensioners assisting them in their monthly newsletters.

Cremation has taken place and at his request there will be no formal funeral service.

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