Wayne Gilbert Ashton

May 7, 1941 – March 19, 2015

We are sad to announce the passing of Wayne Ashton on March 19, 2015 but grateful that he lived to see the beginning of another spring.

Wayne leaves his beloved wife of 48 years, Janet; three darling daughters: Anna-Marie (Bob), Marissa (Shawn), and Christina (Leon); and his cherished granddaughter Brigit. He also leaves his brothers: Gary (Marielle), Brian (Kay); brother-in-law Darrell Winterlik; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Janice; Michael, Scott, Teisha; Brad, Scott; Bryn, Kalen, and Travis and their families. He is predeceased by his father and mother Bert and Peggy Ashton; father and mother-in-law Frank and Jean Winterlik; brother and sister-in-law Kenton and Lynn Bird; brother-in-law John Winterlik, and sister-in-law Maureen Winterlik. 

Wayne was honored to be 2014 Citizen of the Year in Armstrong, BC.  His landscape paintings captured the beauty of the Okanagan. His work with Asparagus Theatre was one of his greatest joys in life.  He owned and operated the Good Time Beauty Salon in Armstrong for over 25 years. 

A special thank you to Wayne’s medical team for their expertise and compassion – Dr. Naude, Dr. Viljoen, the community nurses in Armstrong, and the nursing staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. 

He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Donations can be made in Wayne’s name to any cause that is closest to your heart.

A celebration of his life will be held at Asparagus Theatre (Centennial Hall and Auditorium) in Armstrong, B.C. on April 4 at 1 pm, with reception in the adjoining hall to follow.  Expressions of sympathy and memories of Wayne can be shared at www.myalternatives.ca

Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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