Wayne Irwin CHAPPIN

July 3, 1933 to May 2, 2016 • It is with great sorrow we announce that Wayne Irwin passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep May 2nd, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Wayne was met with open arms those who had gone before him: his father and mother Walter and Florence Chappin and his brother Gordon. Left to grieve and carry on his memory are his siblings, sisters Georgina (Gerrit) Pley and Tricia Chappin, both from Port Alberni, brother Al (Donna) Chappin residing in Courtenay, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins, his dear friend Muriel and countless friends and acquaintances too numerous to mention. Wayne began his working career as a teenager at McLean’s Mill and ended it with 25 years of hard work at Canfor Forest Products in Prince George receiving special recognition for his years of faithful service. He spent his retirement years in Port Alberni to be close to family. Wayne was always on the go, and you could often see him “scootering” all around Port Alberni; out Beaver Creek to visit family, enjoying a meal at Solda’s or up to the Casino for a few rounds of Bingo. Wayne’s family would like to extend a special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Rainbow Gardens for the specialized care they gave him over the last 5 years. He made many special friends during his time there, both with staff and other residents. Also a big thanks to Ivo, Patti and the staff at Solda’s Restaurant. Wayne went there often and they truly made him feel like family. Cremation will take place and Wayne will be laid with his mother Florence at Greenwood Cemetary. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 1 to 3 pm at Solda’s Restaurant. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca

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