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Born: Aug 27, 1947

Date of Passing: Apr 11, 2018

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WAYNE EDWARD HEAPE August 27, 1947 - April 11, 2018 On April 11, 2018, Wayne passed away suddenly at the age of 70, from a massive heart attack. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Linda, his three children, Lisa, Kevin (Chana) and Kirk (Lisa) and his six grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as "Papa Wayne", Dana, Taylor, Carter, Sarah, Kaden and Micah. He also leaves to mourn his sister Kathy (Al), his brother Tom (Carol), sister-in-law Evelyn and many nieces and nephews. Wayne was born and raised in Hartney and surrounding district. He met Linda in 1963 and they married in 1967. Wayne and Linda raised their family in the Oak Lake area, eventually settling in Portage La Prairie where he established "Wayne Heape Trucking" which he owned and operated until his untimely death. Always quick witted with a terrific sense of humour and full of many stories to tell. He was a humble man with a huge heart and thought the best of everyone he met. He is respected and loved by everyone whose lives he touched. Never fully retired, he and Linda looked forward to travelling south every winter, where he encouraged his kids and grandkids, who he adored, to come and visit. There will always be fond memories of his generosity and willingness to help others. As an entrepreneur he was number one, always innovative with his ideas and plans. As his kids often said "the wheels were always turning". Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. A memorial reception will be held in celebration of Wayne's life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Legion in Souris, Manitoba, following a private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to: PAWS (Portage Animal Welfare Society), 121 - 12th Street NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 4A2. Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2018

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of your husband, father & grandfather. We got to know Wayne a number of years ago when we bought our first load of pipe from him. Always a pleasure to deal with. May memories help in this time of sorrow & in the years ahead. - Posted by: Neil & Susan Friesen, Damon & Karen friesen (Knew him in the business world) on: Apr 17, 2018

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