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Date of Passing: Nov 15, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we the family, announce the passing of Wayne Daman-Willems on November 15, 2020, at the age of 74, due to Covid-19.
He was the eldest son of the late Howard and Anne Daman-Willems. He was born and raised in the East Kildonan/North Kildonan area in Winnipeg.
Survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife of 53 years, Carol (nee Nordman); son Derek and daughter-in-law Tricia; daughter Sandra (Ray); loving grandchildren, Travis and Kirstin Blain, Brenden and Jenna Daman-Willems; sisters, Dianne (Norm) Mitchel, Monica (Jim) Delaney; brother-in-law Chris (Barb) Nordman; sister-in-law Sonia Daman-Willems; nieces and nephews, Paige, Vanessa, Jaelyn, Curtis, Brittany and Alec; and his furry companion Tank.
Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Anne Daman-Willems; brother Greg Daman-Willems; father and mother-in-law, Ivan and Christina Nordman; brother-in-law Cameron Nordman; nephew Kevin Delaney.
Wayne's first job was delivering groceries for Benderski's Self Serve, his uncle's store, on Watt St. in East Kildonan. In 1965 he attended a welding course, and started working at Allied Farm Equipment/Buhler Industries, where he later became a supervisor and worked for the next 41 years.
In his early years, he enjoyed many summer camping trips with his family and friends, and weekends at the cabin in Winnipeg Beach. Winters, he would spend snowmobiling and curling at Rossmere CC.
A little later, he got into cars. He bought his first Corvette in the late 80s and enjoyed it for many years till he found a 1928 Ford streetrod. It was a very unique car, which won him awards at the World of Wheels car show. He then sold it a few years later and bought his second Corvette, to which he enjoyed many summer days cruising the streets. When he wasn't cruising the streets, he spent many summers in the backyard, enjoying the pool with family and friends.
He also enjoyed many vacations such as a train trip to see the polar bears in Churchill, Spain, Hawaii, Alaska, Las Vegas and of course, his favourite, Mexico, especially Puerto Vallarta.
Wayne was always the life of every party - he used to say "we are here for a good time, not a long time". He will truly be missed by his family and friends.
Due to Wayne's wishes, cremation has taken place, and due to Covid-19, the family has decided to hold a private service only.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • To Carol, Derek, Sandra and extended family...our deepest sympathy to all of you. - Posted by: Caren & Garry Muckosky (Past neighbour) on: Nov 24, 2020

  • I grew up in E.K. and met Wayne in the '70s. Wayne was a good guy, friendly and always with a smile. I'm very saddened to learn of his untimely passing. My condolences to Carol and family. - Posted by: Russell Riffell (Friend) on: Nov 24, 2020

  • Share good times in PV Mexico for many years. Times of walking, sharing stories and have drinks together. Thinking how fortunate we were to spend winters in such a beautiful climate. Right on the ocean with beautiful scenery. Shared with good friends year after year. Your company will be missed greatly Wayne. We will all miss you greatly but you will be with us for ever in our hearts. Elizabeth and Stan - Posted by: Stan Zorko (Friend) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • It is with deepest sadness to hear about the passing of Wayne. My heart goes out to you and your family. There are so many memories that come to mind being your neighbour for almost 40 years now. Seeing Wayne working in the yard, lovingly working on his cars, the many family gatherings for pool parties, birthday celebrations, etc. While I wish I could go over and give you a huge hug but that's not possible due to the pandemic restrictions, please know that I am here for you should you need anything. With my heartfelt condolences, Crystal Sukich - Posted by: Crystal Sukich (Neighbour) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • My condolences to the family. My husband Lionel worked with Wayne at Allied and Buhler. - Posted by: Sherry Bjornson (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Carol and family my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Wayne had awesome sense of humor will miss him. Take care of yourself. HUGS - Posted by: Kora (friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Carol, Derek, Sandra and your families. We offer you our deepest condolences on your sudden loss. He will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Art & Claudette (Friends) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Condolences to Carol and family 🙏🏻 - Posted by: Peggy Carson (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • I first became friends with Wayne and Carol in the 80s, as they were friends of my parents, John & Gladys. Wayne you were always the life of the party and left an impression on those that knew you! May you have eternal peace and remember that John & Gladys are with you in heaven. - Posted by: Shirley (Friend ) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Carol Roger and I were very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Andrea Chow (Cousin to Carol) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Wayne and I grew up together and we attended St. Alphonsus school. We were the best of friends and I always remember his birthday being May 26th. I thought about Wayne quite often in our adult years as I moved away from Winnipeg. I offer my condolences to Carol and family and try to be strong during these difficult times. - Posted by: John Scollan (Childhood friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

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