Beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Wayne passed away September 10, 2012 with his wife and family by his side.
Wayne was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and spent his early years in Central Alberta before joining the navy at the age of 16. He lived in Whitehorse where two of his children were born. He then moved to Salmon Arm in 1966 and lived there and in the Canoe area for many years and his third child was born there. Wayne worked as an automobile mechanic for many years in Salmon Arm, Enderby and Sicamous leaving the trade to work at Northern Plastics for a time. In 2005 Wayne and Wendy moved to Calgary and in 2008 they retired to Milden, SK where he spent his remaining years enjoying the peace, quiet and friendliness of small town life. His wonderful sense of humor and his genuine interest in people brought him many, many friends throughout his life. He enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful pieces of furniture for his home and other family member’s homes. A glass (or two) of wine, a good book or welcome company made his day complete.
He leaves to mourn his wife and soul mate, Wendy, his mother Florence (Ed), sister Charmaine (Paul), brothers Michael and Jerry (Debbie) and sister Wanda, his children Shelly (Jim), Douglas (Leo), and Sherry (Rob), his stepsons, Roger (Carry) and Kelly (Jennifer), his grandchildren Kali, Ryanne (Phil) Colby and Desiree (Jamie) and his great granddaughters Jayden and Keona, his first wife Judi (Warren) and his mother-in-law, Inger Haagensen along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews,.
Wayne was predeceased by and now joins his brother Bobby, his father Paul, his father-in-law, Einer Haagensen and his grandson, Kaden. A Graveside service was held for Wayne on September 13, 2012 at the Milden Cemetery attended by family and friends, with a time of fellowship following at the Milden Memorial Hall. Clements Rosetown Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.