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Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC

OBITUARY

Wayne Russell Gies

29 March , 195214 July , 2019

We regretfully announce the passing of our father, Wayne Russell Gies, on July 14, 2019, at his home in Comox, British Columbia. His four-year fight with cancer did nothing to upset his positive personality, and although he knew it was terminal, he always kept his uplifting sense of humour. We his sons Brandyn (Amy) and Cody (Sarah), his mother Yvonne and sister Diane, and his girlfriend Tess are thankful to have been with him at the end, surrounding him with love. Dad enjoyed the fun in life. He was born March 29, 1952, in Ponoka, Alberta, but grew up in Calgary, where every summer his father Russell took the family water-skiing at Mara Lake outside Sicamous, British Columbia. Dad later moved to Vernon, and in his late teens, he met our mother Linda. It took him 12 years, a firstborn baby boy, and a firm deadline (set by her) before he finally asked her to marry him. They spent 29 years together — skiing Silver Star Mountain, boating Okanagan Lake, and uprooting to Comox on Vancouver Island — before she passed away in 1998. For almost 50 years, he continuously built a prominent career in the road-building industry. He loved meeting and helping as many people as he could, and with his wealth of knowledge, quick wits, and humble attitude, he made endless connections and upheld a reputation of fun and kindness. A casual, lighthearted celebration of life will be held at 1:00p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Courtenay at Piercy’s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 27 July , 2019

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Larry Gies

2 August 2019

I have lost a cousin, but also a good friend. From the time we were little kids until our old age were always able to joke and revel in our family’s successes and hug during the down times. Wayne, I will miss your up beat attitude and your down home charm. Rest In Peace my friend. I will enjoy my memories of our times together
Deborah and I will miss you.

Sandy White

26 July 2019

My cousin Wayne will be truly missed by his family, his friends, and his coworkers due to his consistent kindness, helpfulness, and pleasant disposition. Never were these qualities more evident than during his four year battle with cancer.
I think those who had the pleasure of knowing Wayne in any capacity would agree he was a fine man. And as his “favourite cousin”, a thought that amused us both, I will miss him.

Sandy White

Judy Faragini

25 July 2019

Yvonne, Diane, Brandyn & Cody

Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you. Wayne was a great guy and we all will miss him.

Love from

John and Judy

Elsien and Darrol Craik

25 July 2019

The Mayor of Foxxwood has adjourned his last driveway meeting. These meetings were convivial and informative and will be sorely missed by all the attendees. Wayne was always upbeat, persistently optimistic and brave as hell throughout his countless medical treatments. He will be remembered as a good friend and true gentleman.

Judy Graham

23 July 2019

Wish I could be there to be a part of celebrating Wayne's life. God bless you all and take comfort in one another. My thoughts are with you. Love Judy

Brenda Michaud

23 July 2019

Brandyn, Cody, Yvonne and Diane, I am so sorry for your loss....and everyone's loss. The picture you have here is perfect and exactly how I remember Wayne. He was gentle, kind, handsome, and could light up a room just by entering it. He could always make me laugh, no matter what, and I can still hear his chuckle. What a gift he had, and what a gift he was. Wayne's life is a blessing to all who have known and loved him. My thoughts are with you all.
Brenda

Bob and Esther Pearson

23 July 2019

Our sincere condolences, Brandyn an Cody. Esther and I continue to have great memories of our times together, and with your mom. We have lost a fine man and I know that he had good reason to be proud of you both. Sincerely, Bob and Esther Pearson.

Scott Thompson

22 July 2019

Brandyn & family, I am so sorry to hear about Waynes passing. As a young person Wayne really had an impact on me & my attitude toward life. He was such a positive and upbeat guy. Even tho we hadn't see each other over the years I had the fortune to meet up with Wayne recently and he was still had the same glint in his eye & smile on his face.
The best way that I can remember Wayne is to be more like him and have a more sunny attitude toward life.
My sincerest condolences.
Scott

Larry Cadden

21 July 2019

I am very saddened by the news about your Dad, and offer condolences from our family, (Larry, Shelley, Leanne and Mike). I worked with and for your Dad for years, and knew him as a good friend for many more. He was a very classy guy, and I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Too many of our old buddies have now passed, Boogie, Jeep and Pat Murphy to make but a few. We will be downing a few for him this afternoon. He always called me Pru, and I will never forget his smile. So sorry.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY