1938 – 2012
Born in Elk Point, AB, March 23, 1938 passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saturday, November 17, with wife and family by his side.
Predeceased by his mother and father, Evelyn (Brown) and Irwin Peavey.
Survived by loving wife Edna; one son David; two daughters Heather and Leslie; and two grandchildren Avery and Carson all of Dartmouth, NS; step-children Ric Perry of Courtenay, Janine Martin of Comox, Roger Perry (Cathy) of Gabriola Island; 9 step-grandchildren Andy (Candace), Dylan, Tiana, Ally, Kristi (Kevin), Carrie (Denny), Jeff (Steff), Jack and Ian; 4 step great-grandchildren, Taylen, Jordyn, Maci and Ben; one brother Milo (Delores); nephew Jason; and niece Tanus of Sherwood Park, AB;, also step nieces and nephews spread across Canada, Beverly, Frank, Myrna, Paul, Dean, Beth Ann and Tim.
He worked on the farm in AB with his grandfather until he joined the Navy in 1958. Wayne served in the Military, first the Navy, then Airforce, from 1958 – 1988. He flew on the Albatross and on the Argus as an Observer. Stationed at Shearwater, Greenwood, Winnipeg and Comox, BC, where he retired. He also worked with the Reserves at Comox from 1989 – 1993.
He loved life in general, gardening (was very proud of his roses and flowers), camping, fishing, golf and pool, never happier then when camping with friends and family. He also loved music and dancing.
He was a very kind gentle man and never had anything bad to say about anyone, also very loyal and true to family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all. Private family arrangements. Donations in his memory may be made to the BC Cancer Society (Brain Cancer).