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Wayne Hawthorne

Friday, October 26th, 1951 - Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Hawthorne, Wayne
It is with great sadness and shock that we announce the passing of Wayne Hawthorne, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, after a very short battle with cancer. First and foremost, Wayne was an artist. He worked with wood and loved to draw. He could be seen at all kinds of functions drawing portraits in his sketch book. He was a volunteer and great promoter of Theatre Orangeville right from its inception. Wayne was an original volunteer with the Jazz and Blues Festival. He was known in the construction business having worked with numerous builders. Wayne loved books and was a constant visitor to the Grand Valley and Orangeville libraries. Wayne loved people. He was a friendly guy, always ready to help. He believed in hugs rather than handshakes. Most of all, he just wanted to be with the love of his life, his wife, best friend, and fellow artist, Kathryn Thomson. He will be greatly missed by Kathryn's sisters and extended family, family around North Bay, and amazing close friends across the country. Some furry "kids" will also miss him. Wayne is gone much too young at 67. There was still so much more to do.

A Celebration of Wayne's Life will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Grand Valley Public Library, Cat's Anonymous, or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Wayne in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com
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Sonia Valana

Posted at 12:22am
Our deepest condolences Kathryn, we were sad to hear the news of Wayne. We remember him fondly, the few times we had the honour of chatting with him. He was such a kind hearted and nice man. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Robert and Sonia Valana (used to live in the salmon coloured house down the street from you on Trafalgar)

Jackie Warmelink

Posted at 10:13am
Our thoughts and sympathy are with you and your family.
With condolences from all the artists of North of 89

Gwen Henderson

Posted at 04:59pm
Wayne was my brother by law, special and unique in every way. His love and care for my sister was a beautiful thing to see.

Stephanie Milone

Posted at 07:11pm
Dear Kathryn,
Just read about Wayne. We enjoyed looking after him when he was part of our family practice. He always had a smile on his face whenever he visited the clinic and had a story to share.

Our deepest condolences Kathryn.

Stephanie and Stephen Milone

Yvonne De Viller

Posted at 01:13pm
Dearest Kathryn - I just read today about your great loss....I am beyond words to express how very sad I feel for you with the heart-wrenching absence of your true soul Mate. Please be strong somehow and know there are so many of your friends thinking of you and praying for you....
Yvonne De Viller

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