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SHIRLEY ANN AKINS (published on January 22, 2010)

SHIRLEY ANN AKINS (nee Bruce) March 19, 1934 - January 17, 2010 Married to Brian Akins, March 8, 1958. Fifty-one years of love and companionship. Shirley attended Gordon Bell High Scholl, United College and then went in to Nursing under the old system of nursing student in residence training at General Hospital (Health Sciences Centre). She graduated with the class of 1956 B. Shirley has many friendships from her student nursing days. She kept up with these friendships and was active in arranging class reunions. Shirley principally worked at Health Sciences Centre as an operating room nurse. Following this, Shirley returned to University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree (Micro Biology Major) in 1964. In later years she worked with her husband at Wallace and Akins Ltd. and Akins Building Consultants Ltd. Remaining active right up to her death. She is survived by her husband Brian, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Doreen and Bill Akins, with nephew Clive and niece Susan and family as well as sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carol and George Akins with nephew Bruce and niece Kathleen and their families. Shirley was close to her friends. She had a saying If you want a friend - be a friend and she followed this rule. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Shirley's memory to the World Vision Haiti, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y4 or 1-800-268-4888. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 29, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Thomson Funeral Home. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0X4 783-7211 For more information or to send condolences please visit

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