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John Wayne O'Brien

John Wayne O'Brien

Saturday, September 29th, 1945 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with heart felt sorrow that we announce the passing of an amazing husband and father John “Wayne" at the age of 75. Wayne will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Joan of 50 years, his sons Tim (Erin), Dan, Sean (Kiera), Wes (Sara), his adoring grandchildren Charlee, Tia, Kinsley, Maxwell and Mya, his sister Barb Jewett (Mac) and all his loving nieces and nephews Tracy, Cori, Lara, Rachel, Stephen, and Aaron who have found memories of there uncle Wayne. Wayne was a member of the R.C.A.F. reserves, he played briefly for the Ottawa Roughriders in the 60’s. He was a Chemical Engineering Technologist for many years in Ottawa and Alberta. Upon returning to Ontario he worked as a Supervisor at Canada Post until his retirement. He loved all form of sports especially hockey, lacrosse, baseball and football. He cherished every moment watching his sons play various sports. He was an avid gardener and nature enthusiast where he spent many hours walking all his dogs (Sammy, Kyo, Kodi and Duke) through the years. There will be no visitation due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Father Ed Henhoeffer

Posted at 02:38pm
I was just looking at the obituaries for another funeral and I saw Wayne's picture. He was always a smiling presence here at St. Paul's. On behalf of myself and the parish community we extend our prayers for him. May he rest in peace.
God bless,
Father Ed Henhoeffer
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Bob Garrow

Posted at 09:37am
Wayne was My Best Friend for over 65 years. He was best man at our wedding 53 years ago and I was best Man at his wedding 50 years ago. What an honour. Wayne always had such a positive attitude loved Football Hockey(Maple Leafs back in the days) Politics Gardening and His Faith. We shared many conversations (some very loud at times) an Laughs over the years always stayed in touch. Wayne’s Family meant so much to Him. Our Deepest Sympathy to Joan & wonderful Family. May Your fondest memories somehow help with each new tomorrow.
Love Betty Ann & Bob Garrow
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Christine J Kurt

Posted at 08:09am
It takes a great man to raise one. To Timmy & family....sincerest condolences Christine J Kurt
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