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Born: Aug 20, 1943

Date of Passing: May 21, 2021

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August 20, 1943 – May 21, 2021

Wayne passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital at the age of 77.
He was predeceased by his parents, Cliff and Cecilia Page; parents-in-law, Harry and Mary Plantje and sister-in-law Janice Plantje.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Doreen; daughter Robyn (Grant) Koropatnick; son Mike (Lisa) Page; grandchildren, April (Zach) Derksen, Andrew Koropatnick, Lexie and Brody Page; great-grandchildren, Emerson and Jacob Derksen; brother-in-law Lorne Plantje; sister-in-law Diane (John) Alcock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His first years were spent on the family farm near Oakville, Manitoba, later moving to St. Vital. Their home on Ellesmere Avenue was filled with family, friends, food and laughter.
Sport was always important. In 1958, when Wayne was 14, the South Winnipeg All Stars won the Canadian Pony Baseball Championship; earning Wayne and his teammates the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. Curling and golf were two favourite past-times, both for the competition and the camaraderie. Thousands of hours were spent on and off the ice at St. Vital Curling Club and he was a member of the Niakwa Country Club for 46 years.
He met Doreen while in high school at Glenlawn Collegiate, and they married in 1970. Building a house in Windsor Park, he resided there for 46 years and continued the tradition of family, friends, food and laughter. He joked that all the women in his life laughed loud, and often.
Wayne was a first-class salesman. The majority of his career was at Caprice Distributors and later as president of Excell Solutions Inc. His expertise included selling everything: groceries, paint, office and restaurant supplies, textile machines, cars, mattresses, clothing, and even live lobster! A bankruptcy liquidation one summer filled the freezer at home with ice cream. We had 10 flavours and enough for all the kids in the neighbourhood.
Dad had a sharp mind, and a propensity for numbers. He could easily perform complex math equations in his head. Whether calculating a business deal or betting on the horses, Dad had the upper hand. He and Mike enjoyed picking their favourite teams for the weekly "Pro-Line Sportselect" game.
He was generous with his time, and listened to everyone he met. He enjoyed delivering treats, whether coffee, donuts, a bottle of wine, or extra seeds for all of his backyard birds and squirrels. He bought the full-size chocolate bars for Halloween, and loved greeting the kids at the door. He didn't mind when some came back a second time.
He wanted nothing more than to have everyone over for a family dinner, and then happily retreat to the back room to watch golf and listen to the laughter coming from the front of the house.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Harvest Manitoba. Special thanks to his family doctor, Dr. R. Obara and the staff at the Grace Hospital.
We ask that you take a moment to pour a Page-sized glass of your favourite beverage, reflect on your good times with Wayne, and love the family that you're with.

We love you more.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

Publish Date: May 29, 2021


Wayne Page passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital, on May 21, 2021, at the age of 77.
A longer obituary will follow in next Saturday's edition.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

Publish Date: May 22, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2021, May 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I knew Wayne since we were very young. I can remember visiting at the farm in Oakville. As a child I spent a lot of time with the family. I used to call his mother my Mum. Uncle Cliff called me his girl. He was once digging out under the house, when I asked him what he was doing? Going to make a bedroom for me. I was very excited. I began calling his mother my Aunt Cis, visited on Ellesmere, until Aunt Cis passed away. A family I always wanted to be part of. Enjoyed a visit in their Windsor Park Home. A family I will never forget. Thinking of you all at this terrible time. - Posted by: Judy Walton nee Doran (Old friends ) on: Jun 22, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to Doreen and family at this difficult time. Although I have only known Wayne for the past 10 years, he was a lifelong friend of my husband Gerry, who is finding it impossible to put into words the insurmountable sadness he is feeling. May wonderful memories sustain friends and family. The world has lost a very fine gentleman. - Posted by: Vivian Dayment (Friend) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Dear Doreen, Robyn and Mike and your families, I'm so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I have fond childhood memories of visiting your home and Wayne's good humour, and also so so much talk about curling and the St. Vital Curling Club. I admire and inherited some of the Page competitive spirit! Your tribute in the Free Press is lovely and really appreciated hearing more about Oakville, the various sporting escapades, and Wayne as a dad, husband and neighbour! Please accept my condolences. Shelley - Posted by: Shelley Page (second cousin) on: May 29, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to Doreen, Mike and family. Knew Wayne through Mike’s hockey years. A true gentleman and lots of fun. - Posted by: Glen & Donna Burke (Hockey friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • I first met Wayne through Caprice and our business relationship quickly became a friendship 30 years ago. We met every month with our wives for lunch and made sure that we booked the next date before leaving. Both Marnie and I will sincerely miss his friendship and those lunches. - Posted by: Dick Thomas (Friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • Wayne was our next door neighbour on Ellesmere Avenue. Wayne would buy the odd golf ball from me that l would fine at Windsor golf club always 50 cents a ball no matter what condition it was in. I could borrow a golf club anytime and hit practice balls in our front lawn. Wayne never had to worry about shovelling the sidewalk or cutting the grass for his mom. I took care of it for him. Wonderful neighbours. - Posted by: Jim Haslund (Neighbour ) on: May 29, 2021

  • Condolences to Doe and family a great loss. Wayne and I met in 1977 while working at Caprice Distributors we have been friends ever since. Holidays in Palm Springs were a blast (no to mention the Martini's on the patio) . Rest in peace my friend and I hope there is a good Golf Course and Martini Bar on your next stop. Earl and Marilyn Dudek - Posted by: Earl Dudek (Friend since 1977) on: May 29, 2021

  • I met Wayne when I owned Mcmahon Canada and amongst other things found him to be the ultimate sales person, full of energy and ideas.. When my wife and I were building our house at Lake of the Woods he phoned me up and said he had a deal on some pine planks which I bought. There was enough for the whole cottage. when I walk in I always think of Wayne and his deals. My condolences. - Posted by: Ken Sutherland (Business associates ) on: May 29, 2021

  • I will miss my friend Wayne coming into the barber shop. God has a great person in heaven, my heartfelt condolences to the family. Ralph - Posted by: Ralph Masi (Friend ) on: May 25, 2021

  • Always a gentleman and would stop whatever he was doing to say hi. Rest in Peace Wayne. - Posted by: Jay Doyle (Friend) on: May 25, 2021

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