December 11, 1934 – May 12, 2020
Wayne Keith Dermody, passed away from leukemia on May 12, 2020, at his home in Langley, BC. He was surrounded by family.
Born December 11, 1934, in Antler, Saskatchewan, Wayne had a carefree childhood on the prairies and would often regale the family with happy stories of his youth. The family moved to BC, living in Agassiz and Vancouver before settling in Cloverdale where Wayne graduated from Lord Tweedsmuir High School.
Wayne married Diana (Robinson) in 1959 and they travelled and lived in New Zealand, Australia, and England before returning to Cloverdale where they resided for the next 50 years. Their home was a well-known Cloverdale landmark because of the tall sunflowers that he grew in his garden every summer. Their four children have wonderful childhood memories that include travelling and camping with their parents throughout much of North America, and children and grandchildren alike remember his faithful attendance at their sporting events and arts performances. Following Diana’s passing, Wayne married Carol Armstrong and they enjoyed time together with her daughters and grandkids. They loved to travel and made many lasting memories on trips throughout Canada and abroad.
Wayne enjoyed a long career as a staff representative with the BCGEU. After retirement, he advocated for seniors through BCGREA and COSCO. He was dedicated to the Cloverdale Legion and all veterans and served as a Sergeant at Arms. Until last November, he never missed a season of selling Remembrance Day poppies. He played baseball into his 80’s and enjoyed every minute.
Wayne is predeceased by his parents, Ford and Pearl Dermody, his wife Diana, and survived by his wife Carol, brother Ken, sister Donna, children Leighann, Kevin, Pamela and Darren, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
A memorial will be set at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Royal Canadian Legion or the Canadian Cancer Society.Obituary
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