Lewis, Wayne A. 70, of South Brookfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 28th, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Salisbury, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late George and Ada (Smith) Lewis.
A longtime employee of Bowater Mersey, Wayne had worked hard and held the title of Superintendent of the Oakhill Sawmill at the time of his retirement. An avid cyclist all his life, Wayne and his wife enjoyed many years traveling on their motorcycles, spending time together. A loving father and proud grandfather, he could always be counted on to bring joy with his clever sense of humor and endless sense of fun. Wayne had a wonderful gift of making people smile and he will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 51 yrs Jeannette (Freeman), Sons, Michael of South Brookfield, George (Janice) of Bridgewater. Daughters, Sheila (Ken) Apostilofski of Ontario, Tammy (Ethan Payzant) of Caledonia. 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Sisters Faye (Kevin) Deagle and Ferne (Alec) Bungay, both of Halifax. Brothers Garnet of Halifax, Cameron (Sheila) of Lunenburg, Loraine (Cora) of Pleasant River.
He was predeceased by brothers Conway, Wendell and Stuart.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Wayne’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Queens County Branch. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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so very sorry to hear of waynes passing you have our condolences
Still thinking of all of you. I know how you are all feeling, as it wasn’t that long ago we went through almost the same thing. Though he is gone now at least he is at peace. Just know that he will always be with you and it will get easier, it will just never be the same.
To the Family,
I have such wonderful memories of hanging out at Wayne and Janettes house. Wayne always had a way of making you smile with his witty humor. Great times, Great Memories!
Dwight and Louise fancy
Sending our condolences to the family.Wayne always made you laugh,and a great party lover.He will be missed by all.He sure loved his motorcycles and the pictures show he loved his children ,grandchildren. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
To Jeanette and family sorry to hear of your loss but you have your wonderful memories which will always be there in your heart! !My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Leon & Norma Robertson
Jeannette, we are so sorry to hear your sad news. May Wayne RIP. Please pass on our condolences to the family. and hugs to you.
Norma & Leon
Susan Colp Barrett
Jeannette, Tammy and family, bless your hearts and so sorry for your loss. Time seems so long sometimes, but other times, like these, it is just never long enough. Wayne filled those 70 years with lots of memories for you all. Blessings to you all.
Shelley Swim and boys
Jeannette,Michael,George,Sheila and Tammy,
We are so sorry to hear of you loss. We remember all the time we spent at your house and Wayne putting up with all of us 🙂 we enjoyed it. Remember the good times and I know you have lots of them . Thoughts and prayers for you all..
I loved all the pictures …they are beautiful memories….Wayne was a great man…he will be missed by many…thinking of you all during this very difficult time….sending lots of hugs xoxoxo Heather
Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing ,thoughts are with you at this time.
To the entire family we want to express our sincere condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeannette and family:
I wish I had the right words to say how sorry I am for your heartaches but words don’t come easy at a time like this. Please accept my deepest thoughts and sympathy to you the family as you morn Wayne’s passing. The days are very difficult at first but they do get better with time. My prayers are with you all and lean upon the good times you had with Wayne. God bless!
Georgie and Helen Uhlman
Jeanette and family,
So sorry for your loss. I always think of him with that little grin, and always with some sort of vehicle. Our prayers are with you all.
Thinking of you all with a heavy heart.
Wayne was one of those “fathers” to many of us, not just his own, while we were growing up! He actually seemed to enjoy having a house full!!!! Times at Wayne and Jeannette’s were always great, just like another home for many!
These awesome photos tell a story, of a young man who met the love of his life, had 4 children that were his world, and who blessed him with many grandchildren for him to enjoy. And 2 great grandchildren to add to the memories.
Unfortunately we never have enough time with the people we love. However, may knowing that they are finally at peace give you comfort.
I hope that your tears because he has passed, will turn to smiles, because he lived.
((((HUGS))))) to you all
To a good man,great boss I have worked with Wayne a long time.Losing a good man Sorry to hear of your loss ,Laurie
Janet and George Fletcher
Jeannette and family: We were sorry to hear about Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Donnie and Leverne MacKay
So sorry to hear of your loss, take care.
My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
To Fern and family we send our condolence. Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Wayne, God Bless.
To Jeanette,and family.
So sorry to hear about Wayne. At last no more suffering just peace. I had to laugh when i saw the picture of the Covair. Must have brought back alot of memories.Well Jeanette my prayers and thoughts go out to all of you.
With Deepest Sympathy
John & Nancy Leefe
We were very sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing. He was a worker by every measure and was so well respected by all who knew him.
So sorry to hear of Wayne passing, take care
Shirley Slauenwhite & Family
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts are with you at this time. Shirley & Family
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Shirley & Family
Surprised to hear of Wayne’s death. I guess we never know. Nothing I can say will easy your pain now but it will lessen over time.
just lean on your family and friends they will give you strength.
Delbert & Mary Weare
To Jeanette and family, So sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. Please take comfort by reading John 5:28,29. It is a guarantee of a resurrection for dead mankind. Our sincerest sympathy to you and all his family. Del & Mary
Charmaine & The esha's
Your husband/father/grandfather/friend/employee/great grandfather
He was a wonderful person god bless him and we only new for a couple of months but he was loving and it was a pleasure and just like a father/grandfather you all of us we love you all and god bless you all
From Charmaine And The Esha’s
Adam Barcroft & Michelle Deal
Jennette, Tammy, and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. How sudden this is…our hearts go out to you!
Leora Boutilier Cavanagh
Jeanette I am so sorry about Wayne, I called Tammy and was talking to her . I know it is very hard on everyone but time does heal . Take care
I was very sorry to hear of Waynes passing. We worked together at the Sawmill. He was a great guy who always helped me out when I was new.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill and Sandy Journeay
So sorry to hear of Waynes passing. Our sympathies go out to you and your family at this time.
My belated but sincerest condolences. I by chance just learned of Wayne’s passing and have since reflected on the years I had the privilege of knowing him. While the time our lives intersected was brief his influence shaped my life in extraordinary ways. Working with Wayne early in my career shaped the way I learned leadership; firm but compassionate, reliable, competent, trustworthy, a man of his word. I saw that he enriched and aided the lives of the many men who worked under him. Wayne’s leadership qualities that I so admired and emulated passed on to enrich many more lives.
I learned from Wayne that family is the wellspring of happiness and contentment and it takes courage and strength to love them without reservation as he did.
Jennette, Michael, Tammy, Sheila and George I offer my deepest sympathies. I saw Wayne’s qualities in all of you, his legacy continues on. May you take comfort in your memories and the unending love of a truly remarkable man. God Bless you all.