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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences