Laurie Acker

Laurie Hugh Acker

1966 - 2022

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NEW GLASGOW – Laurie Hugh Acker, 56, New Glasgow, formerly of Kentville, passed away, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, in the Halifax Infirmary, QE II, Halifax with his family by his side.


Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late George Arthur and Mary Elizabeth (Langille) Acker.  Laurie attended Acadia University and was a manager with Easy Home, Cash Store and Insta Loans.  He was currently employed with CIBC, New Glasgow. Laurie enjoyed playing golf, curling and BBQing.  He was an avid Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan.   Laurie was a positive, loving and kind gentleman, who possessed a dry sense of humour. He is described a “having the best laugh – it lit up the room”. To his children, he was the best father and to his wife, wonderful!  Laurie was an adoring papa, a fantastic brother and brother-in-law and loyal friend to many.


Surviving are his wife, Joyce; daughters, Dawn (Steven) Helpard, Foxbrook; Alissa and Emma Acker, at home; grandchildren, Jenna (Ryan), Ace and Kiera Helpard; brothers, Brian (Christie) Acker, Toronto, Ont.; David (Nancy) Acker, Kentville; brothers-in-law, Scott MacKenzie, New Glasgow; Dwayne (Myra) MacKenzie, New Glasgow; nieces and nephews, John, Henry, David, Lauren, Dustin, Mylen, Abi, Ty and Kale.


Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kevin in infancy; mother-in-law, Jannette MacKenzie; father-in-law, Earl MacKenzie.


In honour of Laurie’s wishes, his family will celebrate his life privately.


If desired, donations may be made in Laurie’s memory towards his daughters, Alissa and Emma’s, education.

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