Wayne Gregory Roberts

Wayne Gregory Roberts passed away suddenly on Dec 29 2012, in Invermere B.C at the age of 76. Wayne was born the oldest of 5 children on May 29 1936 in Cranbrook, B.C. to Grant and Mary Roberts.

Wayne is predeceased by his parents and his sister Marilynn Belamy. He is survived by his siblings Jean (Dennis) Nygren, Gary (Dianne) Roberts, Kathy (Ernie) Pfeifenroth who all mourn his passing.

Wayne grew up in the Kootenay and Columbia valley and also spent a few years in Terrace B.C. where he worked as a tree faller. Wayne entered the work force at about the age of 16 to help support his family, He spent his time working as a logger, faller and truck driver. Wayne finally moved from the logging industry to work for C.P.Rail from 1981 to 2001 when he retired at the age of 65.

Wayne met and married Darlene Gayle Thomas in 1960 and together they had 5 children, step son Shane, daughter Lorlee, sons Robbie, Jody, Bradley. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren as well as 4 daughter in laws, plus many many nephews and nieces.

Wayne being in poor health the last couple of years called the Columbia House in Invermere his home, he was very happy there and called the care givers “his angels” and loved each and every one. Being a talented singer and guitar player all his life Wayne spent some of his time playing and singing to his fellow house mates to pass the time. Wayne will be sadly missed by family, friends and all who knew him.

A memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Email condolences can be forwarded through Wayne’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.