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Wayne Schneider, age 77, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday, March 14, 2022. In his final days, Wayne was surrounded by his caring family and friends.

Wayne was born on December 13, 1944, to Victor and Renee Schneider in Lethbridge, Alberta, and was the third of four children. He grew up on the farm, participated in many sports, and competed in gymnastics. He also travelled throughout Alberta, doing gymnastics demonstrations with his family. After graduating from high school, Wayne moved to BC. Later, Wayne settled in Kelowna, BC, where he and his loving wife, Yvonne, raised their two sons, Kai and Jordan. Wayne was an active member of the Kelowna Mission community, coaching his kids’ sports teams and volunteering as a firefighter. He enjoyed playing many sports, like softball, tennis, golf, pickleball, and curling. He also enjoyed playing the piano and camping.

Wayne was predeceased by his brother Brian, parents, and wife Yvonne. Wayne will be remembered as joyful, kindhearted, and generous, and will be dearly missed by his sons Kai (Celeste) and Jordan (Lisa); grandchildren Makena, Elis, Maelle, and Mya; brothers Warren (Anita) and Curly (Mert); the Hanson family; nieces and nephews; and his numerous friends.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at the Okanagan Mission Activity Center, 4398 Hobson Rd, Kelowna, BC.

The Schneider family would like to express gratitude to Wayne’s thoughtful and dedicated friends who provided support during this time.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022, AT 1:00 PM


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