Akehurst, Mark

Feb. 24, 1954 – Feb. 22, 2024

It is with profound sadness, the family mourns the peaceful departure of Mark Akehurst at the age of 69, embraced by his loved ones after a long battle with COPD.

Mark, the eldest son of the late Alan John Akehurst, is survived by his mother, Jean Margaret Broom Akehurst.  He leaves behind his cherished wife and soulmate of 43 years, Debbra Akehurst, along with his beloved daughter, Sheri Frend, and son-in-law, Mihai Cristolovean. Mark will be fondly remembered by his siblings: Stephen Akehurst (Nancy), Kim Mclean (Brian), and David Akehurst, as well as his nieces and nephews, Robyn, Meagan, Matthew, and Cale.

Mark was a passionate hobbyist, with interests ranging from stamp collecting to hot wheels cars.  In his healthier days, he was an avid traveller and adventurer, with a tender spot in his heart reserved for animals, particularly his beloved cat Snoopy (aka Bubba).  He possessed a sensitive soul deeply affected by the world's injustices, yet he rarely revealed his own struggles.  Mark served as his family's steadfast sounding board, offering an open heart and wise counsel. His voice, now stilled, leaves behind a guiding light to illuminate our darkest moments.

In accordance with Mark's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service held, respecting his quiet departure.  The family invites donations in Mark’s memory to Pet Save Sudbury https://petsavesudbury.com.


4 Condolences

  1. I will remember Mark for the great love he had for his wife Deb and his daughter Sheri. He will forever be a missing piece in their puzzle of life. Be at peace my friend.

    By: maureen landriault
    March 1, 2024
  2. My condolences to the family. Mark was such a wonderful neighbour and the kindness he showed my son will never be forgotten. He was a great mentor and teacher. Your family is always in my thoughts.

    By: Marie Baker
    February 24, 2024
  3. I looked up to Mark quite dearly. He taught me a lot in life and I looked up to him as my father and he has guided me through the start of my career and I owe him tremendously for that. I have many memories with him and to this day I still think of them. I will miss him. I send my condolences Deb and Sheri, Mark always spoke very fondly of you two. Take care.

    By: Steve Baker
    February 23, 2024
  4. Dear Mrs. Akehurst, Stephen, Kim, David & families – deepest condolences on Mark’s passing. My memories of Mark are from junior highschool where all the girls had a crush on this tall, lanky, long haired Brit. His beautifully written obituary indicates the loved and respected man he grew into. My heart goes out to his wife Debbra, his daughter Sheri & son-in- law Mihail. RIP Mark.

    By: Sandra Stapledon
    February 23, 2024

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