John “Wayne” Carey, beloved husband of Verna, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2008 after a lengthy illness of heart, kidney and diabetes disease, at the age of 65 years. His journey in life is finally over.
Wayne was born on July 17, 1942 in Edmonton, AB. He loved woodworking and was an avid sports fan. He was instrumental as a founder of the Calgary, Minor Softball Umpires Association and a lifetime member. He spent many tireless years as a volunteer with the Mac’s Hockey Tournament. Wayne worked for the Federal Government in Inuvik and the Territorial Government in Yellowknife, NWT as a fire Inspector and with Petro Canada and Canada Post, in the Occupational Health and Safety field.
Besides his loving wife of forty years Verna, Wayne is survived by his daughter Toni (fiancée, Trevor Ferris), of Ladner, BC; his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Temple Cox; and his nephew Borden Cox, all, of Edmonton, AB. Wayne was predeceased by his niece Kathleen Kehoe in 1998, and his parents Phillip (Ray) Carey and Mary O’Sullivan.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Sunday, January 6, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle, N.W.) on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca or to Calgary Health Trust , Dialysis, Unit 27, Foothills Medical Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca. A special thank you to Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn, Dr. Todd Anderson, Dr. Richard Ward, and all the nurses, doctors and staff at the Foothills Medical Centre, Rockyview Hospital, and Peter Lougheed Hospital. As well as all friends and neighbours. Also the friends and acquaintances world-wide which he has gained as an entrepreneur of Cozy Nest Bed and Breakfast.
In living memory of Wayne Carey,, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences