Died suddenly on Friday, December 17, 2021. Wayne aged 66 years, was beloved spouse, partner and best friend of Louise during their 42 year marriage after eloping on December 15, 1979. Wayne is also survived by his Cats- Monty, Cristofur and Furth.
Born January 2, 1955 in Peterborough, Wayne was the son of Harold (2004 deceased) and Barbara (nee Stephenson 2020 predeceased) Mason, and brother of Sylvia (Herb), and David (Karen). Wayne is survived by his many nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. Wayne is fondly remembered by his Aunt’s, Valerie How and Mary Stephenson. Some of Wayne’s best memories were of his time and adventures working on the Darling Family farms.
Wayne remained a country boy at heart. Both generous and thoughtful, Wayne had a deep appreciation of acts of kindness by others. Wayne was trustworthy, honest, hardworking and decent, volunteering his time, his home and his help to family and friends. Family stories recall Wayne’s laughter and antics as nieces and nephews often share memories about the many fun-loving hours spent in Uncle Wayne’s company. Wayne especially enjoyed Family get-togethers like his two surprise birthday parties at age 40 and age 60, weddings and holidays.
As a youngster Wayne was recruited to play football on both the Junior and Senior teams for Thomas A. Stewart High School. A die-hard Oshawa Generals fan and Peterborough Petes fan, Wayne was an avid sports follower talking about current and past events. People remember Wayne relating stories and jokes as he shared a laugh talking about those Blue Jays, Raptors, or Toronto Maple Leafs. Wayne could always find someone to talk sports with no matter where we went.
Wayne loved to drive, and Wayne and Louise shared many happy times travelling with a favourite trip being their one to PEI. Many trips throughout Northern and Southern Ontario added kilometres to their car. Wayne lived and worked in Oshawa for many years so a natural rivalry occurred when Wayne drove to hockey and lacrosse games between Peterborough and Oshawa. Over the years, Wayne and Louise also lived in Peterborough, Kingston, Nepean, Sault Ste. Marie and Moosonee before Oshawa.
Wayne is being buried at Highland Park Cemetery, in Peterborough in a private family service. A special thank-you is sent to Dr. Mark Marschiello and his Team at PRHC as well as to the first responders of both the Fire Department and Ambulance Teams.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, kindly make a donation to Lakefield Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) online or to the charity of choice in Wayne’s memory.
Wayne, I will always remember your smiling face. Wayne will always remain in our hearts.
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Lakefield Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 9 Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0, AL