We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Father, Poppa, Uncle, and
(Great) Grandfather, Louis Wayte.
Born July 17, 1921 in Coventry, England, to Thomas Henry Wayte and Mary Ellen Moore, Louis slipped away peacefully in the company of family on May 16, 2014 at N.R.G.H. He was predeceased by his dearest Patricia, his parents, nine siblings, step-son Derek Lepsoe, and grandson Daniel Lepsoe. Louis is survived by his daughter, Louise (Mike) Pearson; step-sons, Robert (Cora) Lepsoe,
Christopher (Janet) Lepsoe; step-daughter-in-law, June Lepsoe; grandchildren, Larissa (Peter) Richards, Bryanna Pearson, Diana Pearson, Karen Snowshoe, Robert (Felice) Lepsoe, Kevin (Catherine) Lepsoe, Stephanie (Duncan McAndrew) Lepsoe, Christina Lepsoe, Michael Lepsoe; two great-grandchildren Mila and Beatrix; and many nieces and nephews. In 1939, Louis enlisted in the R.A.F., earning the D.F.M. during WWII as a Lancaster rear gunner. After the war he attended Teachers’ College in England, came to Powell River, BC on a teaching
exchange, returned to England briefly, and then immigrated to Canada. He eventually retired in 1979 from a rewarding long career as a teacher and librarian at Woodlands School in Nanaimo. His great passions were reading, golf, cryptic crosswords, athletics, acting, and a 4pm Newcastle Brown! He was a lifelong member of the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club and an engaging volunteer at the
Nanaimo Military Museum. All who knew him will miss his storytelling and wealth of knowledge on a myriad of subjects.
Thank you to all the family and friends who supported us with love and prayers and to the medical staff that attended Louis during his stay at N.R.G.H. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-3pm on June 22, 2014 at 1080 Highview Terrace, Nanaimo. Flowers are gratefully declined in lieu of a donation to a charity of your choice. Bonsoir, God bless, and sleep tight