September 24, 1965 –
May 19, 2015
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our eldest son Wayne at the age of 49.
He faced his last battle as he faced life, with great dignity, courage and an extraordinary inner strength. He never complained.
He is survived by his wife Alexis, daughter Karley, son Garret, parents Dorothy and Norm, brothers Alan and Ashley (Carolyn), niece Cairo and nephew Geoffrey. Also, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wayne was born in South Africa and emigrated with his family to Canada, settling in Port Alberni. He loved sports and the Sea Cadets (Chief Petty Officer). He joined the Armed Forces after graduating from ADSS in 1984. He served with the UN, later NATO, doing tours in Cyprus, West Germany (5 years) and Bosnia (twice). He then transferred to the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) and retired in 2004 after 20 years of meritorious service.
After retiring, he joined the Winnipeg Police Services and served as a constable until his untimely passing. He also served in the reserves as a Master Warrant Officer with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.
Wayne loved to live life to the fullest. He enjoyed the adventure and excitement of it. He loved to laugh. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
Cremation and a memorial service were held on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 in Winnipeg.
Donations to his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.