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Date of Passing: Jul 18, 2022

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Peacefully, with his family by his side and after a courageous battle with cancer, Wayne, aged 74 years, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, passed on Monday, July 18, 2022 at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
Wayne was predeceased by his loving wife Beverley Mackelson, parents, Walter and Muriel Mackelson, brothers, Reid and Larry, sister Bev, brother-in-law Terry and nephew Jordan.
Wayne is survived by his children, Kim (Kerry), Wayne Jr. (Tarra) and grandchildren, Dylan (Emily) and Jessie. He is also survived by his brothers, Daryl, Ray (Holly), sisters, Joy (Bob), Karen, Kay (Gord), Wanda (Brian), Kelly (Barry) and many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Wayne was born and raised in Grand Marais, Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg at 18. He had a 46 year career in the trucking industry which started with him working with his father at R C Owens. He later worked his way up to Eastern Operations Manager of Tri-Line Freight Systems before going out on his own with partners to form Ger-ed Transport Ltd. and selling the business and retiring in 2010. He coached his children in their baseball and hockey teams and was an avid curler and golfer, enjoying many curling bonspiels, golf tournaments and softball tournaments. He volunteered, along with his wife, at many functions in the community at Victoria Beach and at their winter home in Texas. Wayne also enjoyed boating and playing cards with family and friends.
After 42 years in Winnipeg, Wayne and Bev moved to Albert Beach in 2011. His family and friends were most important to him.
Wayne's family would like to thank Dr. McKay, Dr. Lipschitz (Karen and Liz), Dr. Srinathan, Dr. Goldenberg (Eva), Dr. Bsouty, Dr. Lindenschmidt, Dr. Demsas, CancerCare Selkirk (Debbie, Ashley, Michelle, Amy and Lisa), Radiation Department, nurses, and health care aides at CancerCare Health Sciences Centre, along with the doctors, nurses and health care aides at Selkirk Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion.
Wayne will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and community.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Victoria Beach Sports Club, 65 Arthur Rd. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow. A private graveside service will be held in the future.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Wayne's name to CancerCare Manitoba as per Wayne's wishes.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 23, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • In loving memory of Wayne Sr. Always wholeheartedly opening your home to us. Your kindness, giving nature, and witty humor will be missed. Soren Vaerum - Posted by: Soren Vaerum (Friend ) on: Jul 29, 2022

  • Dear Wayne. Kim and family. It was with sadness that we heard about your dad's passing, and we would like to extend our sincere condolences on your loss. A busy, successful and socially involved life regrettably has met an early end. May his soul rest in peace! Ute and Villy Vaerum - Posted by: VILLY & UTE VAERUM (Friend) on: Jul 24, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Wayne, Tarra and family. May his memory live on in your hearts. - Posted by: Krista Brownrigg (Family friend) on: Jul 23, 2022

  • To Kim, Wayne and the whole family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. He fought a long, brave battle with cancer. Such a sweet man. He was always smiling, always hopeful. He will be missed. Both your mom & dad were the sweetest. - Posted by: Liz Ribeiro (from clinic) on: Jul 23, 2022

  • My deepest sympathy to Kim and Wayne and families. Have many great memories of your Mom and Dad. - Posted by: JoAnne Williams (Finlayson) (Friend) on: Jul 23, 2022

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