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It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Wayne Norman Martinson after a brief battle with cancer.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret, daughters Karlene (Ward), Leigh Anne, son Gavin (Ruth), grandchildren Steven, Megan, Easton, Connor, Alyssa and Janelle.
Wayne was born in Rose Valley, Sask. and was raised on a family farm near Nora. His values and the strong work ethic from the farm served him well throughout his life. He never forgot where he came from nor the people he met along the way..
After graduating with his Commerce Degree, Wayne began a 35 year banking career. Starting in Rose Valley, then Portage La Prairie, Melville, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, Los Angeles, Los Gatos and finally in Edmonton. Along the way Wayne and Marg developed many friendships which endure to this day.
While still banking Wayne began dabbling in the family farm with his father and brother Dennis which eventually lead to a full-time job when he hung up his banking shirt and tie. He loved farming and continued until he became ill in 2017. In the fall of 2017 Wayne and Marg moved to Nanaimo where they enjoyed numerous visits with family and friends right up until his passing.
Wayne will always be remembered for:
His great love of family especially his grandkids; the family reunions, the “wheat” and the “weeds”
His ability to strike up conversations with strangers that grew into lifelong friendships
His love for winning…
His love of sports but his passion for ball and all those who played with him at Clymont
His love of games especially card games
His love of “new paint” whether it was candy apple red or John Deere green
His ability to find a nickname for people, even those who didn’t want one
His favorite meal of hot dogs and bush beans
Wayne was larger than life and an amazing friend to many. He always saw the good in everyone. He will be missed.
Celebration of Life to be held on
Saturday August 25
Nut Lake Lutheran Church, Saskatchewan
Lunch to follow at Rose Valley Community Centre
Clymont Community Hall
51423 AB-60 #1,, Spruce Grove AB T7Y 1C3
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