Cousins, Wayne Franklin

Cousins, Wayne Franklin

November 9th, 2016

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, Wayne Franklin Cousins passed away at 77 years of age. Loving husband of 57 years to Joan (nèe Wilbur). Dear father of Stuart and his wife Dayna Lozowchuk of Saskatoon, SK, Steve of Garibaldi Highlands, BC, and Barry and Susan of London. Beloved grandfather of Leena and Jackson. Dear brother of Gary (Ray Crosby), Dale (Marilyn Carter), and Marilyn (Rick Spicer). Predeceased by brother Robert and daughter-in-law Sawako. Wayne worked as a chemist for Polysar-Bayer for 44 years -- 29 at Sarnia and 15 in Akron, Ohio. He was a rubber specialist and helped customers improve the quality of everything from car parts to shoes to sports equipment. Wayne played and coached hockey and baseball. He umpired baseball and refereed lacrosse.  He was public address announcer and a tireless worker on the executive of the Point Edward Pacers Junior B Lacrosse Team.  He was known as the Voice of the Pacers as they won four Canadian Championships in seven years. Wayne loved his golf and joined Hickory Ridge when he retired to London in 2001. He also took up curling with his lifelong buddy Dick Todd. The family wishes to thank Wayne’s many doctors, nurses, the London Regional Cancer Clinic, and C.C.A.C. Special thanks to C.C.A.C. nurse ‘Eva’ and also to the loving care shown by the staff of the Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held for Wayne at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Ezio CampomiizziI am surprised and saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. I have known Wayne through work for more than 30 years and have always known him to be a man of good character and strong integrity. Wayne was a man to be emulated. I wish to extend my deepest heartfelt condolences to the family.
Bruce LyppsTruly one of the finest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. My sincerest sympathies to Joan and the family. We're all very fortunate to have known and loved Wayne. Bruce
Marilyn McRorieI'm saddened to hear of your family's loss. Don spoke fondly of all the fun he had with Wayne and the other cousins at the McRorie Picnic at Ipperwash.
Heather RathI join others in sending my condolences to Joan and the rest of Wayne' s family. I always respected Wayne for his character and willingness to help others. His was a life well lived.
Andrea, Witek and familyWe are sad to hear of Wayne's passing and send out heartfelt sympathies to Joan and family. We remember him well as a quiet and friendly neighbour, always with a smile and a warm word. He shared his life experience of 2nd world war with our son. May he rest in peace.
Dave PoustieSorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a real gentleman. My condolences to his family.
Rajan VaraDear Joan, I am sorry to hear of the passing of an old friend and colleague for many years, both in Sarnia and in Akron. My deepest sympathies and condolence to you and the extended family at this time of grief and sorrow.
Teresa MorrisI worked with Wayne at Polysar and traveled with him a couple of times on customer visits. He was a gentleman and I really enjoyed working with him. Please accept my condolences.
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