Wayne, John Robert

Wayne, John Robert

November 18th, 2019

Peacefully with family by his side, at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, John Robert Wayne passed away on November 18, 2019 in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy. Loving father of Jennifer (Adam) White, of Baden. Loving stepfather of Dane (Tammy) Arn, of Komoka and Dylan Arn, of London. Poppa of Maggie, Molly and Black Jack at home. Dear Grandpa of Mikayla & Morgan White, Logan & Owen Arn & Austin, Derek & Emily Arn. Loving son of Connie (Jim Henshaw) Wayne, of Thorndale. Big brother of Victoria (Rick) Sheehan, of Sarnia, and brother-in-law of Bob (Liz) Troyer, of Regina. Also leaves nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncle and special friends. Predeceased by father Robert “Bob” Wayne (1987), mother-in-law Jessie Troyer (2019) and father-in-law Jack Troyer (2006). With an interest in history, especially the American Civil War, John, Nancy and their canine “kids” travelled to battlefields throughout the US. He founded and was president of the Southwestern Ontario Civil War Round Table where their interest grew, becoming reenactors in Civil War reenactments and extended this interest, to participating in War of 1812 events. Special thanks for the care and compassion shown to John by the ICU Unit of STEGH. A funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

the Animal Shelter in St. Thomas
Cheques may be sent to:
c/o Treasury at St. Thomas City Hall
PO Box 520
St. Thomas, ON  N5P 3V7
Note on cheque: 
Animal Shelter - In Memory of John Wayne

Animal Aide of St. Thomas - Elgin
Cheques may be sent to:
Animal Aide
333 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON  N5P 1B5
Note on cheque: In Memory of John Wayne

or the Canadian Cancer Society (see below for donation link), and will be gratefully acknowledged. 

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Allison BranchDear Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. John was such a sweet, loving man and he will be greatly missed. He had such a heart for animals and I am so thankful I was able to get to know him over the years. Maggie was truly loved by him and I could always see it in how she brought a smile to his face whenever he saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and may love and memories bring you comfort.
Velda Maracle & Walter DolphWords cannot express the loss we feel when we loose someone whom we have loved forever. The hole left in our hearts and the numbness of feeling like we lost part of ourselves. Saying I'll see you again are the hardest words to express when you don't know when again is and it's not soon enough. John is waiting with a smile on his face for you but now you must live your life to the time and day you will be together again. John is in your heart and his memories are beautiful ones to remember. Our few years with John has made us better people for just knowing his kindness. He was always smiling and happy around everyone who knew him. And his laugh was like a Lion's roar so good and heartening. We as his friends will miss him so much and we were so lucky to have met him and had him as our friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now Nancy as only you can walk this path but know that we are here with you now in all our thoughts.
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