May 15, 2021
With heavy hearts the Wayne Scott family wishes to publicly bid farewell to Garnet Wayne Scott, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 15, 2021.
Anyone who played poker with Wayne knew he was the “all in” guy. He could always find a little extra time or cash to help someone out, even if he really didn’t have either. Each winter, he would buy stacks of winter coats from the thrift store and hand them out to those in need. It wasn’t uncommon for Wayne to ask a family member to spot him for a chai latte because he had just emptied his wallet for a stranger he met on the street.
More than that, he could tell you their name and their circumstances. To Wayne, every stranger was a person whose story deserved to be heard.
His passion for storytelling was never limited by reality, and he had the imagination to back up fantastical bedtime stories of super powered squirrels and cyclops snakes for his grandkids. More than anything, he was a child at heart: spontaneous and willing to do anything, including whizzing down a zip line, kicking his grandkids’ butts at paintball or hula dancing in a coconut bra and grass skirt. He was always game to dance around in a tutu and butterfly wings with his great granddaughter.
Wayne was continuously working on his fitness even into his later years. At the age of 60, he came in 3rd at an international bodybuilding competition and claimed for years he still had abs of steel, often challenging his grandson to punch him in the stomach.
To this day his grandson can vouch no matter the size of Wayne’s stomach, you could have cracked a walnut on it.
He was lucky enough to have his most beloved place only a short five minute drive from home. Almost every person that Wayne ever loved has walked the Houston trail with him at some point in their lives. Often, you’d call him in the afternoon to walk the trail and he’d agree, only for you to find out halfway through the walk that he had already done it that morning. He had just wanted to spend time with you.
A man’s true wealth can be found in the number of lives he touches. Wayne left this world a very wealthy man.
A celebration of life will be held at the Derby Reach Heritage Site, 10749 Allard Crescent in Langley on June 4th from 2-4 pm, open house style. Walk through the parking lot up the gravel trail past the barn.
Should you be unable to attend the celebration you can leave your condolences online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Wayne Scott’s Memorial Bench GoFundMe Page. We are placing a bench on the Houston trail in memory of Wayne. He asked that you take your time walking the trail and appreciate the beauty of his favourite place.Obituary
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