G. Wayne Langton

March 21, 1935 – January 21, 2015

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Langton on January 21, 2015 at the age of 79. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Lynn; son, Bradley; brother, Bruce; and many close relatives and friends across Canada, in the UK and Europe. He, in turn, greatly missed his sister Sandra who passed away in 1999 and his mother who died in 2007.

Wayne’s main interests during his lifetime involved music and Roman history, and he had a special place in his heart for all animals. For most of his career he was in sales, most notably as Western Regional Manager for RCA – Records Division, and later as president of his own national greeting card and poster distribution business.

He was a devoted son of a father who went off to war and was killed in Italy when Wayne was 8 years old. He visited the Canadian War cemetery in Ortona, Italy on numerous occasions, participated in Remembrance Day ceremonies there, and spoke to students at the Canadian high school near Ortona about the effects of war and growing up without a father. He met some wonderful people who had connections to the war, became good friends with many of them, and truly felt that Italy was his second home.

Wayne was a character who was passionate about his ideals and sometimes outlandish ideas, with a sense of humour and a creative approach to life. He could have a crusty exterior but was a softy at heart, always having a cookie for his animal friends and a candy for the rest of us.

We would like to thank the home care staff of Sue’s Seniors Care, the Primary Care and Urgent Care teams at the Oceanside Health Centre, and the staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for taking such good care of Wayne. A private service will be held with family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, 102 – 1801 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1H1 or to your favourite animal rescue organization.

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