January 5, 1947- Toronto, ON
September 22, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Wayne left this world to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the age of 66 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.
We will miss his radiant smiles, sense of humour, positive attitude and passion for life. Wayne was an avid reader and enjoyed travelling especially to places with warm sun and white beaches. He will be remembered for his strong faith and deep love for family and friends. Memories of moments shared with Wayne will remain in our hearts and minds as we celebrate his life. Wayne had great compassion for others. Throughout his illness he remained determined to battle till the end and always tried to make the task as easy as he could for every one involved with his care. His nurses commented on his uniqueness to the sensitivities of others. He left an impression on everyone, as he faced his hardships with determination and dignity. He will be forever remembered and always loved and greatly missed by those who knew him.
Wayne is survived by his wife Nancy; son Duane Key (Amy) and daughter Denise Marr (Steve). Wayne had much love and pride for his grandchildren Leah, Jennifer, Melanie, Brennen and Kimberley. He is also survived by brothers Brian, Charlie and Warren; sisters Nancy and Patricia; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Kevin Key, his parents Nancy and Joseph Key.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thanks to the medical professionals and in particular the members of the palliative team who worked both professionally and compassionately to help make Wayne’s final days as comfortable as possible. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.
In living memory of Wayne Key, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences