Wayne Granville Reynolds
January 27, 1950 – August 4, 2022
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We regret to announce the sudden passing of Wayne Granville Reynolds at the age of 72 peacefully at home on the Crandall Road. Wayne was born, raised, worked and lived in Point Tupper/Port Hawkesbury. Wayne worked as a Power Engineer at Stora Forest Industries for 34 years and made many memories along the way.
While working he engaged in many activities in the community where he found his love of Judo. While learning the art of Judo he went from student to mentor for youth in the community for 50 plus years. He was always first to volunteer his time to ensure Judo was there for the community to love and enjoy. Wayne was heavily involved in multiple volunteer programs for children which included working with the 519 Stora Air Cadet Squadron in Port Hawkesbury, NS. Volunteering with the Air Cadets brought him his next passion in joining Branch 43 Royal Canadian Legion for 40 plus years.
In November 1972, he married the love of his life Joanne Reynolds (Hughes) and over the years welcomed Rachelle, Elliotte, and Nicholas. Wayne loved to travel, whether it was travelling with his boys for a judo or hockey tournaments or watching his little girl compete in Highland Dancing. In later years Wayne loved leisurely vacations with his family which only became more precious and memorable when his beautiful grandchildren arrived.
Wayne also had a love for the theater and was a founding member and actor of Under The Map Theater Group in Port Hawkesbury which entered him into the role as a Talent Agent. With this passion he decided to enter the world of acting, he appeared in The Pit Pony as well as a role in the film Margaret’s Museum where he worked alongside of Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Welsh. Wayne also enjoyed his time as a member of the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority. After retirement he found new ways to be creative; which is when he built his workshop, started Wooden Horseshoe Designs and opened up his passion for wood working. In 2021, the Town of Port Hawkesbury honored Wayne by inducting him into the Port Hawkesbury Sports Wall of Fame in recognition of outstanding achievement as a builder within the community.
Wayne leaves behind his wife of 49 years Joanne Reynolds (Hughes), his children; Rachelle Reynolds-Sheppard (Owen), Elliotte Reynolds, Nicholas Reynolds (Terri-Anne) and his beautiful grandchildren that he adored; Makayla, Xander, Alyssa, Bently and Coco; as well as many, many close cousins and relatives. Wayne was predeceased by his parents Jean Reynolds and Claire Letcher as well as mother and father in law Cedric and Catherine Hughes.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 @5:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, Port Hawkesbury NS. Everyone is welcome to attend Wayne’s Celebration of Life.
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Celebration of Life
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43
303 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia B9A 2R6
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Wayne Granville Reynolds January 27 1950 August 4 2022..
Death notice for the town of: Port-Hawkesbury, Province: Nova Scotia