Wayne Smorenburg, late of Abbotsford passed away on December 23, 2003 at the age of 65 years. Wayne is lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Audrey, son Maark (Sandra), daughter Wendy (Steve), grandchildren, Lauren, Trent and Katelyn as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. He was precedeased by his brother Barry.
As a young lad he attained his Gilwell level in Scouting and continued working with the Boy Scouts until 1965.
He coached and refereed minor hockey for many years.
Wayne worked for McGavin Toastmaster for 17 years and then owned and operated Valley Aluminum until 1985. He retired after having open-heart surgery in 1987. Served on the Board of Agrifair for 4 years. Did volunteer work for the M.S.A. Musem Society. Worked diligently on the Committee to improve the water quality of Mill Lake. Over the past 10 years he was the School Crossing Guard at Marshall and Salton Roads. Each Christmas “Santa Claus” took his place, and for one week prior to the holiday season many people got to enjoy his beautiful Christmas tree that stood at this corner.
Wayne was an avid gardener and handyman. He was a loving and caring husband, father and Poppa and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Memorial United Church with Arlene Kroop officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
HENDERSON’S FUNERAL HOME 604-854-5534