OSTROM, Wayne Garfield

October 06, 1944 ~ January 23, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Garfield Ostrom. Wayne was born in Vancouver and passed away on January 23, 2013 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with his family by his side.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of over 46 years, Dianne; his two children: Kristina (Curt), Kirk (Sherri); and five grandchildren: Steven, Jessica, Jaden, Kirsten and Garrett. Wayne lived in B.C. His entire life, moving to Youbou as a small child, then to Victoria where he met Dianne. After they married, they lived in Youbou and started their family. He worked for BCFP Forrest Industries. In 1974 they moved to Nanaimo where he worked for WCB. Then it was back to Duncan and BCFP. Working for BCFP meant several more moves; Mackenzie, Boston Bar and Hope. In 1987 Wayne started working for the Ministry of Transportation as a Motor Vehicle Inspector that eventually brought them back to the Island. They lived in Duncan a short time then moved to Nanaimo in 1990. There he worked for the Parksville Weight Scale until he retired. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fly fishing (tying his own flies), teaching first aide and cooking (catering small events). He was also a long time member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, the Royal Canadian Legion and RCMP Auxiliary.

At Wayne’s request there will be no funeral. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetic Association, or a charity of your choice.

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