July 21, 1939 – March 4, 2019
Wayne passed away peacefully Monday, March 4, 2019 at Moog & Friends Hospice in Penticton while surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of 57 years; his children, Murray (Shirley) of Vernon, Cheryl of Lethbridge, Alberta, Kevin (Sue) of Prince George and Brian (Mona) of Summerland; his 9 grandchildren, who were the apples of his eye, Kevin (Lynssey) and Brian Boyd, Melissa (Mitchell), Erin and Clayton Rose, Shawna Vass and Deborah Rose (Gabe), Courtney and Emily Rose; great granddaughters, Lilly Vass and Erika Rose and his brother, Robin Goodhew. The grandkids all knew when they came to visit grampa he asked for a penny or a hug-he didn’t get any pennies. Also
surviving are many cousins and extended family.
Wayne was born in Saskatoon to parents, Joe and Freda Rose on July 21, 1939, the oldest of 4 boys. He moved with his family to Penticton where he graduated from Pen Hi, later moving to Quesnel where he met his wife Dolores and with his oldest two children they moved to Smithers, BC where Wayne played hockey for many years, some of which were with the Penticton Junior Vees and the Smithers Totems. He also spent some time coaching Minor Hockey. He was an excellent softball pitcher, tennis player and swimmer.
He was predeceased by his dad, Joe Rose, mother, Freda and stepdad, George Goodhew, as well as brothers, Tom Rose and Tim Goodhew. Wayne had two very dear friends who were another mom and dad to him, Art (deceased) and Irene Fisher.
There was an informal gathering to celebrate Wayne’s life on Saturday, March 9, 2019-2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse of Figueiras Mobile Home Park, 321 Yorkton Ave., Penticton. The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Toneff, the dedicated staff on the third floor of Penticton Regional Hospital and the nurses at Moog & Friends Hospice for their kind and compassionate care at the end of Wayne’s life. We will be forever grateful.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SOS Medical Foundation dedicated to Penticton Mental Health at sosmedicalfoundation.com
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