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Wayne Harold Lyle Stone

June 8, 1941 - December 20, 2020


Wayne passed away unexpectedly at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Wayne is survived by his high school sweetheart and  loving wife of 57 years, Barbara (McArthur), his Son Blair and wife Karena, grandson Joshua, grandaughter Kristina of Port Coquiltlam and daughter Brenda and spouse Kerry and granddaughter Sarah of White Rock.  Wayne was loved and will be missed by his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and extended family  Wayne was  predeceased by his parents Jessie and Wilfred Stone and brother Robert.

Wayne began school in Kimberley before attending vocational School for Carpentry. He was initiated in the Carpenters Local 1719  in 1961 and apprenticed with Kootenay District Council of Carpenters &  Woodworkers  building houses  & Industrial Work. In 1967 he became Business Agent  for the Kootenay District and moved his family from Chapman Camp (Kimberley)  to Cranbrook.  In 1973 Wayne sat on the Advisory Board of the East Kootenay College which later became the College  of the Rockies.  In 1973 Wayne moved his family to Delta when he became Assistant  to the Administrator of the Carpenters Workers Health , Welfare & Pension Plans.

Wayne was active in Co-op Housing which provided many hours of Union jobs. He represented The N.D.P. on the Handicap Guild, was a Director for C U & C Health  Services Society (now Pacific Blue Cross). Wayne was also on the Provincial Pension Advisory Board and Wayne ultimately took over the job as the Administrator  of Carpenters  Health, Welfare & Pension Plans until he retired.

In the Spring of 2000 Wayne and Barbara moved to the Stone family property in the Village  of Moyie where he  began building their dream home.  They  moved in just in time to host their children and their families  for Christmas that year.  Wayne immediately started volunteering for Moyie Community Association (MCA) and became the  Chairperson in 2002. This was a   Position he was proud to hold for 15 years and he became known as “the Mayor of Moyie”.

Respected by many, his biggest joy in life came from being a dad, a Papa and spending time with friends and family. He loved to help friends and neighbours in big and little ways. He cut the Community grass for 20 years, made hand crafted signs for the town, finished the interior of the Moyie Museum and looked after many a community property.

Wayne loved to fish, ski, boat and spend a lot of time outdoors (only some of which was spent trying to hide from “Nana” to sneak a Century Sam).   A self taught Master Carver, Wayne’s ducks are so detailed and special they are prized by anyone who was lucky enough to be gifted one.

Taking five on the deck overlooking the Lake with a beer and a cigar in hand is how we will remember you best. 

We will miss you Wayne, Dad, Papa, Uncle and Friend. 

Life just won’t be the same without you to share it with.

Darn Papa !!!

Due to COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Wayne’s life will take place during the summer of 2021.  If friends desire, the family has requested donations be made in lieu of flowers to Ducks Unlimited, c/o Paul Visentin, 1269 Pocha Road, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 6Y8.  Condolences may be left for the family at


This is My Wish for You

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes,
rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your
heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten
your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage
to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

For each thorn, there’s a rosebud… For each twilight, a dawn… For each trial, the
strength to carry on, For each storm cloud, a rainbow… For each shadow, the
sun… For each parting – sweet memories when sorrow is done.

                      – By Ralph Waldo Emerson


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jacqueline
Relation: He was my Uncle

He was truly one of kind . Tom , Brett Nicole and I loved him so much .

From: Steve Fera
Relation: a friend

Wayne was a true friend. Over the years we developed a life-long friendship. We so enjoyed meeting with him at Moyie. Our family will miss him!!

From: Paul Visentin
Relation: met over the years

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Wayne from the Cranbrook Ducks Unlimited chapter. Moyie just won’t be the same without its honorary mayor.

From: Sharron Billey
Relation: Friend

Oh this is such sad news! I loved working with Wayne! He was a perfect boss! I was honored later to work with both Wayne and Barb as their realtor. I am so sorry Barb and families. Wayne will leave such a hole in the hearts of so many. RIP dear friend.

From: Ron & Dolores MacKay
Relation: Wayne was a cousin. The son of my mother's brother

It was very nice to have been visited by Wayne & Barb twice this year. The last time was just on Nov. 6th. We are in shock & miss you.

From: Dan Pommier
Relation: Uncle

Such a great guy and very fun to be around. We all miss him so much. Dan Tanya Owen and Molly.

From: Jodi cavelle
Relation: Family friend

Darn papa, your unconditional love and friendship for our family will be missed. I will cherish the memories with you forever and always miss you.

From: Debbie McArthur-Gilmour
Relation: sister-in-law

I have no memory of life before Wayne became part of our family, and for this he was more like a brother than an “in-law”. I am thankful to have shared memories with him, lots of laughs with his great sense of fun and humor . Even though we have not been in each other’s company for a couple of years, I never stopped caring and will always hold a place in my heart for Wayne.

From: Barbara Ann
Relation: Wife

Oh Wayne, you left me behind after 57 years of marriage, 7 years courting (off and on…lol). You don’t know what you truly have until you lose it.

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