March 16, 1951 – July 25, 2019
Wayne Joseph Thomas Duquette, 68, of Stettler, AB, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home.
Wayne was born on March 16, 1951 in Mattawa, ON to Arnel and Phyllis (Curran) Duquette. He was the youngest and only boy of 5 children. Wayne grew up in Mattawa, then moved to Alberta in his twenties in search of work opportunities. Wayne met Debbie (Campbell) in 1979 in Calgary, and they were married in 1982. Shortly thereafter they moved to Lloydminster and area, and lastly to Stettler in 1995.
Wayne was employed as a journeyman carpenter most of his life. He enjoyed his career which took him to many places over Canada. He enjoyed working and took pride in building and renovating structures, and only retired a few years prior to his passing. In his retirement Wayne enjoyed cooking, baking his famous bread, gardening, tinkering in his garage and spending time with his family. He loved to sing and play his guitar and we especially treasured his wonderful sense of humour. We fondly remember him as the king of “dad jokes”, he always had a groaner for us.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie; three children: daughter, Louanne of Nanaimo, BC, son, Tyler (Denee) of Abernethy, SK and son, David (Leanne) of Stettler, AB; eight grandchildren: Erika, Dakota, Mace, Tianna, Tristan, Nicholas, Phylisity and Jack; one great-grandson, Lucas; sisters: Shirley (Vic) Dimick and Doreen Dorion (late Rheal); numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents: Arnel and Phyllis, his sisters Marlin Sparks and Gail Rockburn.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 3 pm at the Evangelical Free Church, Erskine, Alberta. Donations in memory of Wayne are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Wayne’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
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