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A good man died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the age of 64 years, losing his battle with depression.

Wayne was born on April 7, 1954 in Fort Frances, Ont. His passion for horses since childhood took him to the University of Guelph Veterinary School, where he earned his DVM.

For the past 33 years, he was employed by CFIA as the only district veterinarian for all Northwestern Ontario, covering from the Manitoba border to Sault Ste. Marie to Fort Severn.

His love for motorcycles was his other great passion. The “King," as they called him, could ride with exceptional skill and speed. A pillar in the "AA” community, Wayne was so loved and respected by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Diana; sons, Matthew and Ethan; sister, Janice (Jeff); brother, David; brothers-in-law, Jack and Sterling (Terry); sister-in-law, Kathy (Dion); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Wayne's life will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Current River Community Centre, 450 Dewe St., in Thunder Bay.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association.