December 17th, 1929 – April 5th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Hockett, a devoted and loving husband of Margaret Wreggitt and father of Sandi (Murray) Sasges, Shelley (Jim) Peters, Diana (Chris) Welt, Gary (Kristy) Hockett and Andrew (Becky) Wreggitt. He will be lovingly remembered by his 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren along with numerous extended family members and friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his first wife; Charlotte, his brothers; Everett and Marvin Hockett and by his parents; Fernando and Agnes Hockett.
Wayne was born in Dallas, Oregon and moved his family to Canada in 1962 where they built a house on the Nechako River near Fort Fraser, B.C. In 1977, Wayne’s first wife Charlotte died of cancer and in 1985 he married Margaret Wreggitt. After retirement they bought and operated a fishing lodge “Nithi on the Lake” on Francois Lake. In 2008 Wayne and Margaret moved to Vernon.
Cremation preceded a Celebration of Wayne’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room.
Wayne will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • (250) 542-1187