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GILLETT, Everett “Wayne”

April 29, 1954 — March 3, 2021

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Wayne Gillett passed away peacefully at the age of 66.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on April 29, 1954, Wayne moved to Alberta in 1963 with his mother and father and little sister Hope Ann. Finishing school, he moved around for a time and then settled in Hinton, Alberta and worked at the mill for several years. It was there that Wayne met his future wife Dy-Anna and daughter Shyla. Wayne and Dy-Anna were married on August 22, 1987 in Kamloops, BC.

Wayne and his family moved back to Kamloops where he went to college and became a Drafstman. He worked for a few steel shops in the Okanagan and went on to open his own company. He was good at his work.

Wayne loved his dogs, fishing and golfing, and loved spending time in the yard and fruit trees.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Dy-Anna, and daughter Shyla (Scott); grandchildren Keenan, Chloe, Quinn and Sierra; sisters Shirley Becchin and Hope (Pat) Redekop; brother-in-law Eric Fairbrother; and numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne was predeceased by Carro Fairbrother and Mavis Pallardy. Wayne loved his family and was super proud of his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Wayne to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association or Central Okanagan Hospice House.

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Central Okanagan Hospice Association or Central Okanagan Hospice House Link: www.hospicecoha.org, www.hospicehousekelowna.com




  • Steve and Norma Desrochers says:

    Our deepest condolences Wayne was a great guy and fun to work with,

  • Wayne and Melanie Fairbrother says:

    We will miss him

  • Mona and Dave Weinstein says:

    Dear Dy-Anna and Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Having worked with Wayne for nearly 10yrs, I can tell you that he was a sincere, wholesome person, warm hearted and so very kind. I respected, admired and appreciated him. HIs early morning smile helped us all get thru our work day. He taught me many things, the least of which was how to use his finger calculator. I enjoyed our working yrs and will miss him. We are very sadden to hear of his passing . Our very deepest sympathy goes out to you. Take Care, Mona and Dave, Weinstein

  • Sharon Raymond says:

    My heart is saddened with the passing of Wayne. I won’t ever forget our friendship and our visits we all had. Wonderful times together. I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing and what a immense loss this is to all his family and i know especially Dy-Anna. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.

  • Michelle and Grant says:

    Wayne was such a kind and sweet man who opened his heart and home. He will be missed by all! Sending you love! 🐾

  • george h. best says:

    he was a good man, so sorry dy

  • Suzanne Talkington says:

    Love you and miss you Uncle Wayne.

  • helen clark says:

    so sorry Di Hope to be able to see you soon love you

  • Alex Chisholm says:

    When i first met this man i was a child of seven, he put me on his shoulder , and said hey kid im your uncle! In my heart forever!

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

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