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WOODWARD, Wayne Donald

June 11, 1966 – Calgary, Alberta
April 11, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Wayne Donald Woodward, beloved husband of Jennifer Woodward (nee Nastasi), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 52 years.

Born in Calgary and later moving to Kelowna BC, Wayne returned to the University of Calgary where he met Jennifer and married in 1995. Shortly after, his greatest gifts, Taylor and Dylan, were born.

Wayne was a successful businessman and e-commerce specialist. He was very proud of being able to retire at a young age and start his own business, WW Web Ventures Inc.

His passion for sports and physical activity defined who he was. He was an active member of the Country Hills Golf Course. His dedication to the Miami Dolphins and New York Islanders brought him much joy, as well as frustration and pain. He was happiest when on the golf course with his many friends, cycling the highways of Alberta and BC and making memories with his family in Kelowna.

Wayne accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of completing the Grand Fondo Cycling Race in Kelowna in 2011 and various other triathlons.

He will be most remembered for never being afraid to live every day to the fullest, providing for his family and instilling the values of hard work, independence and confidence in his children.

His two children, Taylor and Dylan, were his greatest joy. They were his “besties.” Whether he was watching his beautiful daughter dance, or his amazing son excel on the soccer and football field, nothing made him happier. His children will forever excel because of the lessons he has taught and the values he has instilled.

His quick wit and sarcastic humour endeared him to everyone he met. He never judged anyone and accepted each individual for who they were.

He will be eternally loved and remembered by his wife of twenty-four years, Jennifer, and his children, Taylor (19), and Dylan (15). He is survived by his father Donald; brother, Doug and Doug’s children, Samantha, Ryan and Landry; niece Denae Woodward; mother-in-law Dina Nastasi; and sister-in-law, Lori (Cory) Filipuzzi and their daughters, Olivia and Sydney, whom he had a special and close relationship with. He will also be greatly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wayne was predeceased by his mother Caron Woodward and father-in-law Buster Nastasi.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.

If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

The family also wishes to thank the Staff of Unit 47 at the Foothills Hospital and the staff and members of Orange Theory Creekside.

In living memory of Wayne Woodward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Jen and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. Jennifer, please accept my sincere condolences and know that I am thinking of you and the rest of your family at this time. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

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  3. Jennifer and family, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Wayne. Prayers that memories of happier times will carry you through. Much love to you all.

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  4. Jennifer and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dorothy Lepine

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  5. Jennifer I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I’ll always remember how you always spoke of him so lovingly. Please know I’m here for you.

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  6. Jen my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you love and strength. We got you !

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  7. Very sorry to hear today of your loss.
    I had the pleasure of playing a bit golf at CHGC with Wayne when I had the summer off a few years ago. I got into the habit of checking the tee sheet to see if he was playing and if there was a spot open. Such a genuinely good guy it was time well spent.
    Our family’s thoughts and sympathy are with you during such a tough time.

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  8. Filipuzzi family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time, Thinking of you Jennifer and your family.

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  9. I got to meet him and his wife last year when i went to see my son kenn. I am so sorry for your lost on your best friend and husband he was VERY nice guy happy got to meet him . Big HUGS to his kids and his family xx RIP.

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  10. Hi Jen and crew. He was a good man and will be missed. It all started many years ago at university and ended way too soon. My thoughts are with you and the kids. I wont be in the country for the celebration of life but will be thinking of you guys.

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  11. Mike and Lucy Ciccaglione

    Jennifer and family

    Our deepest sympathy for such a great loss. May he rest in peace.
    Our love and prayers are with you all.

    Mike and Lucy Ciccaglione

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  12. Jenn, Taylor, Dylan & Families ~ please know we are thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

    “The beauty of memory is that we hold them in our hearts forever”

    Tanya, Jillian & Benjamin Long

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  13. Ayrin McCullough

    It is terrible to hear about your loss and I would like to send my sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

    Ayrin McCullough

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  14. Brent & Twyla Freer

    Jenn – so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

    Brent & Twyla Freer

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  15. Jennifer and family, so very sorry to hear about Wayne and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am out of the country but will get in touch when I get home. RIP

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  16. Jenn and family, I was saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. My thoughts are with you all. Go Islanders.

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  17. Jennifer…..I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  18. Jennifer and family, we were so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Sandie and Gianni Sgambaro

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  19. Jenn and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know I am thinking about you and praying for you.
    Ellen

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  20. Jennifer, Taylor and Dylan,
    I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our fathers teach us so much, love us, guide us, surround us in all that is good and great. I am very happy for you that he was who he was and who he helped you to become. God bless in the days ahead. May you find joy in your memories, comfort in his life lessons, and guidance in the possibilities he taught you to look forward to.

    Kelly Bain

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