Edwards, Dr. Wayne Neil

Edwards, Dr. Wayne Neil

July 31st, 2016

Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Sunday, July 31st, 2016, Wayne passed away as the sun rose at the age of 39. Cherished husband and best friend of Jennifer of Ottawa. Loving son of Sharon and Gary Edwards of London. Dear brother of Jeffrey (Susy) of London, son-in-law of Denise Boissoneault and brother-in-law of Jorden Colwell, both of Sudbury. Godfather and ‘Uncle Gomer’ of Dylan and Nathan Edwards of London. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and colleagues. The funeral service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wayne are asked to consider the Colorectal Cancer Assessment Centre at Ottawa General Hospital. 

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Coleen Collins, Nick Norton, John CollinsWayne you were a bright star in our lives, never to be forgotten & always remembered in our Hearts! WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS!! XOXO
Lisa White, Matt White, Sadie & JacksonSo saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. He made my best friend so happy and it warmed my heart to see the two of them together. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Our sincerest condolences to the Edwards family and to my dear friend Jenn and her family. xoxo
Meg HowaldDeeply saddened by the loss of such a creative and thoughtful person. I was fortunate to have taught Wayne at H.B. Beal in London, Ontario and fondly remember his great contributions to our classes. My sincerest condolences to family and friends. Sending love in your time of loss, Sharon and Gary.
Stefanie & Darryl FabrisWayne was a truly remarkable man inside and out that brought happiness and laughter to those around him. He was an incredible husband, best friend to Jenn and friend to those around him. He made my best friend so happy as a husband and as her best friend and soulmate. We are truly blessed to have had him in our lives and to have shared the memories we did with both him and Jenn. Our deepest condolences to the Edwards family, Jenn and her family. Wayne you will be missed so much and thank you for the joy you brought to the people that had the pleasure of sharing life with you. You truly are a remarkable person... We love you xoxo Love Stef & Darryl
Amber, Matt and Harper Deeply sadden by the loss of a great man who made everyone around him smile. Wayne was truly Jenns soulmate and best friend. We were honoured to have you part of our extended family, you were always so kind and thoughtful in everything you did. You will be missed but never forgotten! Our deepest condolences to the Edwards family, Jenn and her family. Love you lots xoxox Amber, Matt and Harper
JeremieShocked and sad at the news Dwayne is no longer among us. Dwayne's smile and joy will be greatly missed.
Lynn WeilMy Thoughts and prayers go to his whole family. Jenn you are forever in my heart and my thoughts- I am so sorry for your loss.
Jim LyonsThough my overlap with Wayne at the NRCan office in Ottawa was brief (I retired in 2009), I remember him as an easy-going, friendly guy. Later he became a golf buddy, for several years cajoling a rough 4-some to enter the annual fall NRCan golf tournament. My kindest thoughts go out to Jenn and the family.
Dan & Anne BoissonneaultTo Jenn and The Edwards family. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Wayne. The world will miss him and so will the Boissonneault family. Our prayers are with you. Love Auntie Anne, Uncle Danny and all.
anne marie della vedovaso very sorry jen and family for your loss thinking about you all and sending prayers xxoo
Nancy & Joe VandelooSharon, Gary, Jeff and family, we are so very sorry for your loss of a son, brother and uncle. Our hearts go out you all. Although we had not seen Wayne for many years we remember him from Cleardale Public School and watching Jeff's hockey games. Remember the happy times. Hugs.
Vivianne & Tom Dear Jenn, We are so sad to hear of Wayne's passing. The words are so hard to find, at times like this in our lives. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you and may you find comfort and support, with all your family and friends. Love & Hugs Mrs.E & Tom
Benda & Gerry CuppageDear Jenn, We are heart broken to hear about the loss of your Best friend & Love of your Life, Wayne. Our thoughts, prayers & White Light for Healing are being sent for all your Families. Much Love & Hugs Brenda & Gerry Cuppage
Gerry LeggGerry and Diane We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Sharon. Gerry Legg
Jiri BorovickaMy condolences to the Wayne's family from a colleague from the Czech Republic. I will remember Wayne as a bright and friendly person. It is a big loss. Jiri Borovicka
Sandra, Rod, Meaghan and young RodJenn, We are all so terribly sorry for your loss. We were blessed to know Wayne in your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Evelyn SiegfriedI just found out about the loss of Wayne. My condolences to the family. I was at the University of Calgary when Wayne was doing his Masters. We were friends during his time in Calgary and just hung out and watched movies to wind down from our grind in grad school. We did not keep in touch but I did read and view some postings on Facebook. Wayne was like my adopted kid brother while we were at University. He was fun to be with. I am so sorry that he has left us far too soon.
Tom and Janette HodginsI worked for many years with Wayne's father Gary at London City Hall. Over the years we heard about Wayne and how proud Gary and Sharon were of him. We are very sorry for your loss.
Alan HildebrandI worked with Wayne during his time at the University of Calgary. Professionally he took on a research problem and made it his own and became a prolific, responsible and trusted researcher of international stature. On the personal side, he was able to do those things because he had the character and drive in his personality. He was friendly and engaging with those around him and a perennial cookie baker. The world is poorer because he is no longer with us. I hope everyone who knew him is able to share memories and my thoughts are with his family.
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