It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Arthur Schleppe on October 14th, 2022. Wayne passed away peacefully after complications from a hard fought battle with cancer. He passed away in Kelowna General Hospital ICU with his wife Shirley holding his hand and his loved ones by his side.
Wayne was born in Gladstone, Manitoba March 10th, 1949. His family moved to B.C. when he was 6 months old. He attended school in Burnaby and in Surrey, BC. Wayne went to Vancouver Vocational School where he completed a Drafting course. He worked for numerous companies over the years and finally at the age of 65 he retired from Progressive Rubber Industries where he was General Manager.
He leaves behind his loving wife Shirley of 52 years and his son and his buddy, Jason (Erin). He also leaves behind his loving brother David whom he shared many interests with, his two beautiful grandchildren Ronin and Brooklyn and his little dog, Emma. He will also be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Rick (Tracy) whom he was very close to, two wonderful nieces, Jennifer (Denny), Katie (T), and their beautiful children, Maycie, Pyper, Carter and his sister-in-law Connie.
Wayne was a quiet and very private man and did not complain once throughout his illness. His family will certainly miss his sense of humour, his love, and his appreciation for the outdoors. Wayne loved the Shuswap Lake where he and his family spent many weekends boating, playing on the water, waterskiing, fishing and soaking up the sunshine. Wayne and Shirley also immensely enjoyed their motorhome later in life. Wayne loved to travel and especially loved his Costa Rica trip and all the many places he and Shirley travelled to.
As per Wayne’s wishes, there will not be a Funeral Service. Next spring his son and immediate family will take him on one last boat ride on the Shuswap Lake and spread his ashes in a special location.
Rest in peace Wayne. Forever in our hearts.
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Death notice for the town of: Kamloops, Province: Colombie britanique