Spr Aksel Nicholas Chrestensen (Ret’d)

    • Spr Aksel Nicholas Chrestensen (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Aksel Nicholas Chrestensen (Ret’d) in Outlook SK on 17 August 2003 at the age of 92 years.

    Aksel was born in Visby Denmark and came to Loreborn SK with his family in 1911. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in Regina on 29 December 1943 and served as a Sapper with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War. He was stationed at Camp Chilliwack BC and Hamilton ON before being discharged in 1946. Askel then returned to Loreburn and reopened the garage he had closed up during his service. He later became Mayor of the village from 1955 until 1965 and stayed on as Administrator until 1973.  Aksel was also a member of Loreburn-Elbow Legion Branch 251. {dcJan20wd} [zsd, zbd]