Wayne ‘Papa’ Wilson
Friday, Feb. 13, 1942 – Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Wayne passed peacefully at home in Campbell River, with his loving wife Fran at his side, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer.
Born in Flin Flon, Manitoba and raised in Saskatchewan. Wayne worked in logging and construction at points throughout BC before settling in Victoria in the 1970s. Wayne was a lover of life and music who enjoyed singing and playing his guitar and working with his hands. He played in bands and toured the country and then turned a hobby into a successful woodworking business (Log Stuff). Retiring to Campbell River in 2004, he enjoyed his time in his shop, and watching the boats go by with Fran and his loyal companions Jake and Molly.
Wayne is pre-deceased by his parents, his brother and best friend Dale and son Michael.
Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Fran, daughters Laura (Dave) and Cora (Craig) of Victoria, Nicole (Brad) of Coquitlam, Jackie (Mike) of Australia. Grandchildren Tabbi ‘Bert’, Sabrina ‘Ice Princess’, Nick ‘Nick’, Dalynn ‘Future wife of Ichiro’, Jamie, Tasha ‘Smirf’, Matthew, Stephanie, Alea, Carter, Kyle and Hannah. Great Grandchildren Jayson, Connor and another on the way! Brothers Dave (Judy) of Langley, Grant (Millie) of Victoria and many nieces and nephews and their families. Favourite ‘Sis’ Edie (Tony) of Cowichan Bay.
Fran and Wayne wish to acknowledge the special friendships and contributions of dear friends Karen Blackmun, Gary & Cindy Ricker, Annie & Frank Brown, Kelly & John Archer and many others…
The family would like to express their gratitude of Dr. G. Jacobs and the staff at Quinsam Medical; Barb, Heather and the others at Home and Community Care, everyone at Campbell River Regional Hospital and the Cancer Clinic in Victoria. Special thanks to London Drugs Pharmacy staff in Campbell River and Tex & Fran’s co-workers at Campbell River Bottle Depot.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Victoria February 13, 2011 at 2:00pm at The City Centre Travellers Inn.
Wayne felt strongly about the importance of Prostate Cancer research and treatment, and donations may be made in his name.
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