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Born: May 21, 1948

Date of Passing: Aug 09, 2019

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May 21, 1948 - August 9, 2019

Wayne passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital on August 9, 2019.
He is survived by his wife Marj, children, Nicole and Mark (Mel), grandchildren, Ryan, Noah and Sara, sister Sandra, and brothers, Jack and Gary, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Wayne's favourite place to be in the summer was at the cottage in Lac du Bonnet and in the winter in LaCruz, Mexico.
Since he was a young boy, Wayne was a Blue Bomber fan, and became a loyal season ticket holder in 1974. He was also a fan of the Jets and was happy when they came back to Winnipeg.
Wayne's passion was signs, and he started his own sign business in 1987, he was still working hard right until the end.
Wayne will be deeply missed by many friends and family, including his coffee buddy Walter.
The family would like to thank the staff on 6E at the St. Boniface Hospital. The care he received was outstanding, you were all our rock.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (27 entries)

  • So very sorry to hear about Wayne < I heard it from Al and Faye >; I"ll always remember Wayne running around at the Touchdown MB event at various Grey Cups throughout the years; he was always busy doing something < always at the beck and call of the 2 Cathy's !!! LOL >; lots of fun times in those days; he was a good guy; please take good care, Marj - Posted by: debbie hurrell (friend thru Touchdown Manitoba ) on: Sep 17, 2019

  • Sra. Marj my deepest condolence to you and all your family. I will miss Sr. Wayne. Very nice Señor. Always smiling always had nice chat Hasta siempre Señor Wayne - Posted by: Teresa Hernández (Friend and property manager ) on: Aug 22, 2019

  • Marj, we were saddened to hear of Wayne's passing and, although we knew him only as a new acquaintance over the past couple of years at La Joya, we knew he always enjoyed sharing hockey or football stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Bill & Shelly Gibson (Acquaintance) on: Aug 19, 2019

  • We are so sorry to hear this news of Wayne. Sincere condolences to you and all your family, Marj. Wayne will certainly be missed at La Joya, where everyone enjoyed his happy smile and interesting stories! May your fond memories of Wayne bring you comfort at this sad time. Val and Bob (La Joya) - Posted by: Val and Bob Anderson (La Joya friends) on: Aug 19, 2019

  • Marj, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I will always remember his smile and friendly demeanour. My thoughts are with you and your family. May you find comfort in all your memories of your time together. Carol Adam - Posted by: Carol Adam (Friend ) on: Aug 17, 2019

  • Norine and I would like to express are sincerest condolences to Marj and family on hearing of Wayne's passing. We spent many hours around the pool in La Joya enjoying and learning of Wayne's pleasures and business. He will be missed. Larry & Norine Kabez - Posted by: Larry & Norine Kabez (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Marj we are extremely saddened by this news. Will miss him at La Joya. Our thoughts are with you and family. - Posted by: Ray Fillion and Pam Cameron (La Joya) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Our deepest condolences Marg, to you and your family. Wayne will be missed, his ready smile and happy face. We hope he is at peace and that you are coping with the loss. Let us know if we can do anything for you here in Mexico. Patricia and Nick in 119. - Posted by: Patricia and Nick (Friends from La Cruz) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • My condolences to Wayne’s family. Wayne was well-respected in the Sign Industry. As a founding member and Past President of The Manitoba Sign Association, he dedicated his time traveling to national meetings and his knowledge and experience on a local level. His family should be proud. Ken - Posted by: Ken Devine (Business associate) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Marj, our hearts go out to you and your family, our sincere condolences. Nancy & Brian Hache La Joya - Posted by: Nancy & Brian Hache (La Joya) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Marj, my deepest condolences to you and your entire family on this devastating loss. Wayne was truly one of those "good guys". I truly enjoyed his company and appreciated his positive outlook on life, his sense of humour, his caring and giving nature, and most importantly his friendship. I will miss running into the two of you at Bomber and Jets games and the warm hospitality you folks always extended at the lake. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Cherish all the wonderful memories that the two of you have made over the years....they last a lifetime. Take care. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathies to Marj and Wayne's family. We enjoyed knowing Wayne as a good friend at La Joya and have many memories of Wayne's great sense of humour and good-nature. Bill enjoyed talking with Wayne about hockey at the pool. He will be greatly missed by us at La Joya. We always looked forward to seeing he and Marj each season. Marj, there is a quote that says "you can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived" We hope you and your family can hang on to the many smiles and good memories you have shared with Wayne. - Posted by: Bill and Linda Reynolds (Friends) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • I will always remember and be grateful to Wayne and Marj for their enthusiasm, commitment and contributions to Touchdown Manitoba. Wayne was, quite literally, my "right hand man", a respected member of our committee and someone I could always rely on to deftly handle whatever issues might arise. I am stunned and saddened to learn of his passing and extend my most heartfelt condolences to Marj and their entire family. Rest in peace Wayne, and may your memory be a comfort to those who love you. - Posted by: Cathy Garski (Friend through Touchdown Manitoba) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • We had the pleasure to meet both Marg and Wayne while we spent time in Mexico. Wayne always had a great story and lots of smiles and chuckles. He will truly be missed for the great person he is. We are sincerely sorry for Wayne’s family. Wayne had many friends who think the world of him. He truly enjoyed every moment, reflected in his huge smile. Thinking of you Marg at this most difficult time. Hope to cross paths again. - Posted by: Norma and Dave Mironuck (Friends from LaJoya) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • He was an all around great guy, always smiling and joking. He will be missed greatly by all his Mexican and Expat friends in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - Posted by: Gregory Lucido (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Marj, we are so sorry to hear about Wayne. He will be truly missed in Mexico. We enjoyed all the time we spent with both of you. Our hearts are with you. I hope we see you this fall in Mexico. Wayne, hasta luego, mon Amigo. - Posted by: Steve and Linda Douglas (Ja Joya neighbors) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Story to hear of the loss of your dad Nicole. Hugs and my condolences to you and Rob and the kids. - Posted by: Tenille (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • We were saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne. Our sincere condolences to Marg and the family. - Posted by: Donna & Marcello Prete (La Joya neighbours ) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Wayne and Marj are Neighbours of ours in Mexico. Although we have only known them for a few short years, we quickly learned to love and appreciate Wayne’s fine sense of humour, and his positive attitude to life in Mexico. Marj, Vicki and I are celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you. We wish you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Wayne and all the wonderful times that the two of you shared. 'Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.' -- Dr Seuss - Posted by: Vicki and Ron Chilibeck (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • We were so sad to learn of Wayne’s passing. We will miss his company in La Joya; his humour, friendliness, and good advice. Our hearts go out to Marj and whole family. Wayne, hasta la vista, amigo. - Posted by: David Buchanan and Lorraine Maisonneuve (Friends) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • My sincere condolences Marj & family. I will always remember Wayne’s smile, his laugh & his kind ways. - Posted by: Eileen Didora ne Clerihew (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Our condolences to Marg and family. We only knew Wayne from La Cruz, México and know he will be missed both in Canada and Mexico. - Posted by: Steve Hill (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to cousin Wayne’s family. He will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Ned & Jackie Stewart (First Cousin) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • So sorry to hear about your loss Marj. My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Phyllis (Past co-worker) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathies go out to Marj and Wayne's family. Lisa and I met Wayne in Mexico nearly two years ago and enjoyed our many times together. We will miss Wayne, now and forever. We will always remember his humor, his smile and his wonderful stories. - Posted by: Carl and Lisa Drake (Friends) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Sympathy to Marj and family in the loss of your husband and father. May all your great memories be of comfort to you all!!! Margaret Kasak - Posted by: margaret Kasak (acquaintance) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • It is with great sadness that we at Zip Signs say goodbye to Wayne. It was always a pleasure to work with Wayne. He was a true expert in his field. He will be missed. - Posted by: Angela Yurkovic (worked with Wayne) on: Aug 14, 2019

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