We regret not asking dad to write his own obituary as it likely would be full of his off colour one liners and sharp witty humour.
On July 21st Wayne’s huge heart finally failed him and he passed away peacefully in his home. He is predeceased by his partner of 23 years Alison Mackenzie, who he dearly loved and used to spell her name in flower petals on the kitchen table. May they find each other again in the forest, in the wind, or watching jeopardy together in the big sky.
He is survived by his daughters Erin and Rhianna, he filled their hearts with love and bellies full of strange and delightful food that he picked, poached and sometimes ran over, his son William who looked like a blue eyed blonde version of himself, and his adored grandchild Violet who brought so much joy into Dad’s life he lit up like a Christmas tree.
He had an obsessive fondness for wood and sometimes women. Thank you to who ever set him up with Alison as he finally met someone to keep him in line.
Wayne was an artist and talented carver of all that he could imagine and created magical creatures with facial expressions that were sometimes peculiar, sometimes humorous sometimes a little sad parroting Daddy’s own.
Dad loved fishing, hunting for asparagus, and searching for wood burls with his chainsaw and daughters in tow.
Wayne’s heart will always be in Maple Bay and requested his ashes be spread in the bay. He was a proud member of the Maple Bay Fire Dept for 12 years and we would like to thank Andy Hutchins and the entire crew at the Maple Bay Fire Dept. for hosting a service to remember our father to be held on Sunday, August 21st at the Maple Bay Fire Hall, 1230 Maple Bay Rd. at 2pm. All who knew and loved Dad are welcome.
Long live the beauty that comes down and through onto all of us.