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AIKEN, Wayne Stuart

August 5, 1935 – April 27, 2012

Wayne died peacefully Friday, April 27, 2012 with his loving wife Brenda and three daughters by his side.

Wayne was born in Kingston, Ontario and moved to Calgary at a young age. He was the starting quarterback while attending UBC, and went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders as a defensive halfback in the early 60’s. Wayne retired from football and taught at Queen Elizabeth High School for several years before entering the investment business, retiring as a VP at Wood Gundy in 1995. Wayne lived life to the fullest. His second home was the Earl Grey Golf Course and his love of golf and travel was well known.

Wayne is survived by his wife Brenda; daughters Karen Fawcett (Scott), Laura Mergen (Kelly), Raye Lindsay; and 6 grandchildren, Cassandra Brinkerhoff, Elise and Camille Fawcett and Raymond, Erin and Lindsay Mergen, and brother Lionel (Florence). Wayne was predeceased by his parents Stuart and Helen Aiken.

Friends are invited to celebrate Wayne’s life at the Earl Grey Golf Course (6540 – 20th Street S.W, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5H 4K1). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Wheeler and the staff at the MDE unit of Bethany Care Centre for their compassion and support in caring for Wayne.

In living memory of Wayne Aiken, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Sue & Jim Martin :

    Dear Brenda and Family:

    We are so sorry we are not able to be with you at this sad time, but our thoughts are with you.

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  2. Gary Puckett :

    As a former friend, frat brother and football buddy, Wayne was just one great guy. My sincerest condolences to his family.

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  3. Bill and Sheila Clapham :

    Brenda….
    Sheila and I send our heartfelt condolences. It’s been a long time since Rideau Park Junior High. Sorry we will be out of town Wednesday. Wayne really was a good man.

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  4. You have my sincere condolences.

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  5. Martin and Kathy Lundmark :

    Kathy and I want to convey our sympathies to you at this time. Your loss is great but your memories of happier times and love for Wayne will always endure. We are so sorry not to be able to attend your celebration of Wayne’s life at the Earl Grey Golf Club. We will be in Vancouver visiting our family there.
    Our best to you all,
    Martin and Kathy

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  6. WENDY AND SPENCE CHAMBERS :

    To Brenda and family

    Please know that our hearts are with you at this time and also with time the pain will pass but the love and the memories will remain with you always. If we can do anything for you don’t hesitate to call on us
    Wendy and Spence

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  7. Garry & Shirley :

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you Brenda & all the family. Our thoughts are with you.

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  8. Nancy cassie :

    Words cannot say what the heart feels. My thoughts are with you nancy

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  9. Carl Saarinen :

    Dear Brenda,
    Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I will always have fond memories of our association. We coached Queen Elizabeth
    to two city championships and also had fun playing shirts and skins basketball in our declining jock years. I regret not being able to attend the celebration of Wayne’s life.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    Carl Saarinen
    Nanaimo BC

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  10. Greg & Maureen Ramage :

    Dear Aiken Families:
    We were so sad to read of Wayne’s passing, we knew him in the 70’s, He was a very good and kind Man. We send you all our deepest sympathy and prayers and hope you know he is celebrating the delights of Heaven now.
    Take Care.

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  11. For the Family of Wayne S. Aiken —

    I was saddened to learn of Wayne’s passing. I had the pleasure of dealing with him for many years in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s as my financial contact at Wood Gundy. I always appreciate his advice and his patience in dealing [then] with a novice investor. His investment pricniples helped to put my investment on a solid footing. Finally, I was surpised and delighted to hear of his CFL years with the Stampeders, yet another facet of his varied life.

    Wayne Brideaux

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  12. Tim Edwards :

    Brenda, Karen, Laura & Raye:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Wayne from the Falkner’s farm ….and the golf course….always smiling and so easy to talk to.
    Unfortunately, I can’t be at the club on Thursday but I will be there with my thoughts. Take care and hope to see you soon.
    Tim ( and Rhonda)

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  13. To Wayne Aikens’ family we feel a great loss in Wayne’s passing. He was a good man and a gentleman to everyone. Knowing Wayne since 1959 and having known him first as a Stampeder player and later as a friend, I know he will be missed by many. Rogers and Joann Lehew

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  14. Brenda Sledzinski :

    Dear Brenda & girls
    I am very sorry for your loss. I only had the privilege of meeting Wayne a couple of times but he struck me as being outgoing & having that kind of “larger than life” personality. He was easy to talk to and we quickly found a connection through teaching and Queen E high school.

    May your untangle the love from the pain of his loss. Our deepest sympathies,

    Brenda, Paul, Niah, Kyle, & Kate

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