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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: Wendy Brunell
Relation: Friend

Lew and I send our heartfelt thoughts to all the family and friends that have lost a wonderful person, WendyB

From: Arlene Staples
Relation: Sister In-law

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us they live on. Thinking of you all especially Joshua, Kristina and Sarah with love.

From: Joanne&Doug Botterill
Relation: Family friend

Condolences to Barb and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Ed and Joan Brown
Relation: friend

Barb and family— we were so shocked and saddened to see that Wayne had suddenly passed away.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Geri and Henry Siemens
Relation: Friend

Henry and I send our very deepest sympathy to Barb and family. Wayne will be very much missed in our small community.

From: Patty & Mark Barrett
Relation: Friend & Neighbour

Our deepest condolences to Barb & family. We are very saddened by his loss and please know that you are in our thoughts. Moyie will miss him and his tireless work and support for our community .

From: John Warren
Relation: Friend

Barb and Family, my thoughts are with you. Wayne will be missed.

From: Bill and Marilyn Sanderman
Relation: Friend

Marilyn and I were saddened to hear of Wayne’s sudden passing. His legacy will live on through all of the contributions that he has made to the Moyie community over the years.

From: Peter J Caws

Please accept Susan and my condolences on Wayne’s passing. I worked with him for many years on the APC and EAAC Committees at the RDEK and at a few social functions and found him to be very thoughtful and understanding . He was a pleasure to work with. He will be missed

From: David Podmore
Relation: Through creation of Concert Properties and Wayne’s participation as a member of our Board of Directors.

Our condolences go out to you Barbara and your family. Wayne will be greatly missed but also left us with good memories of very special times together. Wayne was a wonderful person – kind, thoughtful, generous, and a pleasure to work and socialize with.

I personally greatly appreciated Wayne’s important role on the formation of Concert Properties, and for his significant contributions to the governance of Concert Properties through his participation as a Director of Concert’s Board in the formative years. I also had the privilege of some fun adventures with Wayne such as fishing trips in the Haida Gwaii.

Wayne had a calm and reassuring style, coupled with a good sense of humour and a desire to assist whenever asked or frequently volunteering without hesitation.

Barbara, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all the best at a difficult time and hope to connect when there will be an opportunity to share our respect for Wayne.

I am especially fortunate to have a beautiful carving of a Shoveler Duck created through Wayne’s exceptional carving talent – the shoveler sits on my desk and reminds me every day of time shared with Wayne.

Best wishes,

David Podmore
Chair and Co-founder
Concert Properties Ltd.

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