It is with immense sadness that the family of Wayne Morley Lundquist announce his sudden passing on May 1, 2016 in Victoria, BC.
He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Sharon, devoted Father to Shayne (Dawn) Lundquist & Renée (Rick) Nelson, and Cherished Papa to Kira, Reid & Nevyn.
Wayne is survived by his brother Jack (Maureen) Lundquist & sister Sharon Whittla (Tony Keeler), sister-in-laws Gwen Lundquist & Jean Lundquist. He was predeceased by his parents Lloyd & Vera Lundquist, brothers Carl Lundquist & David Lundquist.
Wayne was born in Saskatchewan, and throughout his 80 years, enjoyed life to the fullest. He worked as an accountant for many companies, in a variety of cities, finally settling in Vernon, BC in 1979 with his young family, working for DCT Chambers Trucking. After his retirement in 2000, he enjoyed travelling with his family to a variety of tropical destinations, especially Mexico. Proud of his Scottish heritage, Wayne was a member of the Vernon Scottish Country Dancers. He was known to enjoy the odd Scotch and attended many Highland Games & Sons of Scotland events. He was fortunate to have an amazing group of friends, and together they celebrated at every opportunity.
He was always willing to lend a hand. Over the years he could be found at swim meets, highland dance competitions, Beavers meetings, at the Vernon Restholm, or assisting family & friends with projects. Wayne was a loving, kind, thoughtful, understanding, patient & gentle soul. His caring spirit will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.
A private memorial will be held Friday, May 20, 2016. A celebration to honor Wayne will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 1 – 4pm at Elks Hall 3103 30th Street, Vernon, BC.
In lieu of flowers, plan a BBQ with friends & family, save for a vacation or do that one thing that you’ve always wanted to do together. Wayne would have liked nothing more than for everyone to enjoy their loved ones & the memories that you can make together.
“In one of the stars I shall be living, In one of them I shall be laughing,
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.”
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry