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WAYNE RICHARD CLINE

Date of Passing: Jun 11, 2021

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WAYNE RICHARD CLINE

On Friday, June 11, 2021, we lost a great man to cancer, a man who was an RCMP Veteran, entrepreneur, a father, grandfather and friend to many. Wayne Cline, 80, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side.
Born in Sidney, Manitoba, Wayne grew up in the town of Glenboro, Manitoba. Many days were filled with exploring, playing and mischief. In his teens he was a paperboy, who realized he could expand his route and pay by jumping on the train to the next few stops, or finding antiques to sell at his father's shop. He spent many days and nights with his friends exploring the area; hunting, fishing, even drinking in the basement of the local church! Wayne, being over 6'4", was the one tasked with going into the hotel beer vendor to buy the beer. This worked well, until his uncle was walking in one day as he was walking out!
A memorable story about Wayne happened the night before he joined the RCMP. A friend and Wayne were driving around Glenboro when they hit black ice and crashed through the plate glass window of the hardware store. Because Wayne needed to have a clean driving abstract his friend took the blame (thank you).
Wayne's first job as an adult was at Marshall Wells Department store in Flin Flon, Manitoba. He later joined the RCMP, seeing the sights of Saskatchewan during his career. This is where he met Margaret by stopping her for speeding and issuing her a warning instead, but only if she would go out with him!
While a member of the Force he started a hobby business out of his love of collecting, buying and selling of Militaria. In 1987 he began Marway Militaria, the "Mar" being the first three letters of his wife Margaret's name, the "Way" the first three letters of his name. For over 30 years, he built and grew a company that is known world wide.
Wayne assisted many collectors in adding special pieces to their collections, helped many museums, including the War Museum in Ottawa, and other local museums with artifacts, advice and guidance. Many items from the store and his personal collection have been used in movies, including his own Red Serge that was worn by Leslie Nielsen in Due South. He had a brush with a celebrity when Robin Williams came into the shop, and when asked if he got his autograph, Wayne was quick to say, "only on his AMEX receipt"!
The word Integrity has been used to describe Wayne and how he conducted business. Wayne retired from the day to day of the shop at the beginning of Covid, passing the torch to Jaime and Jim to continue. He was enjoying working from home and a slower pace of life.
He was a regular at his favourite auction house, McSherry Auctions in Stonewall, making many friends and bringing home "treasures" every week. There wasn't a garage sale he could pass up, and he looked forward to going "picking" on the Free Give Away weekends, first with his daughter Nicole, and later adding in grandkids, Faith and Myka.
Wayne was a life member of the Canadian Society of Military Medals and Insignia and the Military Collectors Club of Canada. Wayne was one of the longest continuous vendors at the AACCA yearly Easter Gun Show in Calgary, Alberta, attending 53 consecutive yearly shows! He met and made many lifelong friends while travelling the country, setting up and selling at shows and conventions. His friends were very important to him.
Up until his last days, he was still searching online for Militaria stock and placing orders. A collector will tell you, "You can quit smoking and drinking, but you never stop collecting"!
Wayne was predeceased by his wife Margaret, his parents, Earl and Mary, his mother and father-in-law Milton and Helena, his sister Linda, brother-in-law Arnie, sisters-in-law, Beth, Sheila and Sandra, nephews, Dave, Curtis and Pearce, and his great-niece Rosie.
He leaves behind his brothers, Terry (Nancy) and Rick (Heather), sister-in-law Shirley (Bill), brothers-in-law, Reg, Duncan (Judi) and Albert; his daughter Nicole (Mike), his two granddaughters, Faith and Myka who he loved more than words could explain, and his daughter Jaime (Jim) and grand-dog Captain; numerous nieces and nephews.
Faith will always remember grandpa Wayne and their connection of riding horses. Myka in more recent times will remember elbow bumping with him.
We cannot express our gratitude to Wayne's niece, Michelle, who helped us navigate Wayne's last days and kept him comfortable.

"Thanks Dad, you made a difference."

There is no service or memorial planned at this time. Wayne and Margaret will be interred in Glenboro, Manitoba once the Covid restrictions ease.
Memorial donations can be made in Wayne's memory to the Wounded Warriors of Canada at https://woundedwarriors.ca or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch at https://kidney.ca
Please visit www.willmorchapel.com where you may share stories and photo's of Wayne. Friends may also sign Wayne's memorial register book by calling 204-827-2480 or email us at jamiesonsfuneral@gmail.com and we will insert your name.

Jamieson's Funeral Services
of Glenboro, MB, in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Ron Serbin (Jr) (Business friend) on: Jul 20, 2021

  • To: Jaimie and Jim: So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you. - Posted by: Kim Goolia (Friend and accountant to Jaimie and Jim) on: Jul 18, 2021

  • I was in the process of purchasing a First World War helmet from Wayne and while I was busy denigrating its quality and price Wayne was extolling its virtues and authenticity while guaranteeing a bargain. At the tipping point of the negotiations for some reason we both stopped our patter and looked at each other and I said I wonder who wore this helmet and what happened to him, Wayne smiled and said that's exactly what I was thinking. A good, caring man and a good friend, Wayne will be missed. My deepest condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Stuart Hampton (friend) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • I have been in contact with Wayne Cline for many years although sadly never had the chance to meet him in person. He was very helpful with info on the RCMP prior to the start of my service in the collecting field and I cannot thank him enough for all the great help and advice I got from him. He will be missed and for Jamie and the rest of his family my heartfelt condolences to each and everyone. - Posted by: Dwaine Skappak (Retired RCMP member / collector) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a nice man and a pleasure to deal with. - Posted by: Jim Ferens (Client) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • We all mourn along with the Cline family at the loss of this wonderful man. A great friend and fellow collector who was always willing to help others and share his wealth of knowledge. His kindness, generosity and his business integrity made him one of the best known and well respected and loved collectors and dealers in the world. Somehow the Brandon gunshow and Military Collectors Club conventions will never again be the same without this great guy. May you Rest in Peace my dear friend, and may the Lord comfort your wonderful daughters Nicole and Jaime and their families. - Posted by: Harry & Janine Troche (Friends) on: Jun 19, 2021

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