Bruce Wayne Kobuke

January 18, 1948April 27, 2021


It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of Bruce Wayne Kobuke, of Greenfield Park on April 27th, 2021, at the age of 73 years.

Born on January 18th, 1948 to Goichi “Sam” Kobuke and Jessie Kobuke (née Enta) in Montreal. From a young age, his lack of interest in academics was greatly overshadowed by his athletic prowess, notably around the greens. Armed with a million-dollar smile, his joie de vivre and love for adventure led him to spend time in British Columbia and California before settling back down in Greenfield Park, where he met his wife and resided for the next 40 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Charlene; children, Benjamin (Amy), Nathan (Tanya); sister, Diane (Dahl) Rask; brother and sister-in-law, Marcel (Sonia), Linda; and his nieces and nephews. He will also be dearly missed by all the great people he has met over the years.

Due to government imposed COVID-19 restrictions, a service in his honor will be held at a future date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Diane Rask

May 11, 2021

Our heart and sympathies go out to Charlene and family in this great time of sorrow for them.
Wayne was such a blessing to both my parents and the light in my dad’s eyes as he participated in every sport available to him.
I have so many fond memories of my brother and am so saddened to have him pass on at such an early age. I wished I didn’t live so far away so I could have spent more time with him.
He had so many wonderful acquaintances and I wish to take this opportunity to thank all our family and friends who donated to his fund and especially to those who organized and participated in the fundraising dinners for him.
I am so deeply touched and appreciate all your kindness and should any of you be in the Reno/Tahoe area I’d love to hear from you and show you around town.

Dahl and Diane
Gregory and Mike

Denis Dumas

May 10, 2021

Bonjour Charlene! Louise et moi t'offrons à toi et tes enfants nos plus sincères condoléances. Nous savons que ça prend beaucoup de courage pour accepter de perdre l'amour de notre vie. Tu as tout notre amour et nous pensons à toi surtout en ce moment où on ne peut se rassembler. Nous t'embrassons bien fort.
Ton cousin Denis Dumas.

Lois and Richard Trudeau

May 9, 2021

So sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathies 💐

Pauline Cheng

May 9, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deeply condoleance :(

Norman and Ruth Ichiyen

May 9, 2021

There were three Japanese families in the Croydon area - the Kobukes, the Hayashis and the Ichiyens. As it was during the war, the three families grew very close. The three sons grew to be very good friends - Wayne, Andy and Norman. We three have known each other virtually since we were born. Andy and his family moved to Toronto but Wayne and I remained close friends. What I remember most fondly was the games we would play - table hockey was the hottest competition for us. Whenever we got together we would find some game to keep us going for hours - be it ball hockey in Wayne’s basement, or playing with paper airplanes or some competition we would make up.
Our most sincere sympathies to the Kobuke family, Charlene, Ben, Nathan & Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Norman and Ruth Ichiyen

Ron Smith

May 9, 2021

My very deepest condolences the the whole family.

Linda Collie

May 9, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Wayne was a lovely man. He will be missed.
The Wielkanoc family

Brenda Turgeon

May 8, 2021

My parents (Marge & Wilf) were friends with the Gaudrys and Jessie & Sam. I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing; it has been so hard on him and the family since Hawaii. My thoughts are with you.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment

May 8, 2021

Just wanted to say I am sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. I used to live on Springfield.

sherry dawes

May 8, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Wayne. You will be sadly missed by all.