With broken hearts and disbelief, we announce the unexpected passing of a loving husband, father, brother, brother-in law and uncle. Never far from his heart were his father (Edgar) who passed in 1995, his mother (Dallas) who passed in 1978 and nephew Todd (1994).
Wayne was a man who was happy to lead a simple, yet fruitful life. And by his side for the last 38 years was his devoted wife Leona (Corcoran) his biggest supporter and soul mate and for the last 25 years his precious daughter, Lacey for whom his love had no bounds. Their hearts are shattered beyond belief.
Wayne was a proud seaman working his entire career as a Master Home Trade (Captain) and Chief Officerin both national and international waters and who made personal sacrifices to follow his dream. His passion for the sea, his love of history and even astrology was outstanding, and his family often marvelled at his quiet, but in-depth knowledge.
But most of all Wayne cherished his families – Clayton (Moe) with whom they lived only feet apart, Albert (Terri) his go-to for anything mechanical, and Karen (Tom) in Edmonton who was the apple of his eye and nieces and nephews Sonya, Michelle, Courtney, Kyle, Tina, special nephew Gavyn, and great nieces and nephews (Olivia, Claire, Aubree, Ayden and Benton).
He will also be sorely missed by his huge family of in-laws, nieces and nephews in the Corcoran family and especially brother-in-law Kevin Williams with whom he created some very special memories.
Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, 570 Conception Bay Highway on Thursday, November 24th, 2022 from 3 – 7 pm. Funeral service in Hickey’s Memorial Chapel, Kelligrews on Friday, November 25th, 2022 at 11am. To view the funeral service please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.com and click on LIVE. In the interest of public health and safety, masks are required to attend the visitation and funeral service. Interment in St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery, Upper Gullies. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.com
Words are inadequate to express the appreciation for the professional care of Dr. Emily Rowsell (ICU), Dr. Vidya Sankar (Respirologist) and the nurses who were angels during his stay at the Health Sciences Centre.
In lieu of flowers, preferred charities are the Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and recognizing the struggle of some family members, the Canadian Mental Health Association – NL Division.
“Carry on my wayward son For there'll be peace when you are done Lay your weary head to rest Don't you cry no more”
A Memorial Tree was planted for (Edgar) Wayne
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hickey's Funeral Home