Wayne Severin


Service Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Obituary of Wayne Severin

George Joseph “Wayne” Severin … Loving Husband, Father, Grand-Father and Great Grand-Father passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 in Saint John, NB at the age of 72. Wayne was born in Pembroke, Ontario on February 26th, 1941 to Manzil and Cora Severin. As the eldest of 9 siblings, Wayne grew up quickly and at the tender age of 17 decided it was time to spread his wings and forge a new life for himself beyond Pembroke’s city limits. He found his calling in the Canadian Navy where, over the course of his 25 year career, he worked his way up to Petty Officer 2nd Class as both a Radar Technician and Diver while being stationed in Halifax, NS and abroad in England. Wayne found the love of his life in Elizabeth Ann Severin (nee Alexander) and tied the knot with her in Halifax, NS on Nov. 16, 1974. Over the years Wayne and Elizabeth lovingly raised their 2 children, Tamara Leigh and Mark William. Since that time, and over the past 30 years, Wayne’s clan has grown by leaps and bounds to include 7 grandchildren; Daniel, Cory, Johnathan, Kyle, Kara, Megan and Eisha and, most recently his first great grandchild, 6 week old Brooke. In 1983 Wayne was forced to retire from the Canadian Armed Forces due to injury. However, never one to let setbacks sway him from supporting his family and pursuing life with vigor and determination, Wayne moved to Saint John NB in 1984 to take position with Saint John Shipbuilding. Due to growing health problems Wayne was forced into retirement in 1988. In retirement Wayne’s passions included spending time with Elizabeth, his children and grandchildren as well as boating excursions up the Kennebecasis River, gardening, painting, feeding his backyard wildlife, and playing darts at the Rothesay Baptist Church. He also took great enjoyment from weekly visits by his best friend, and WWII veteran, George Cooper. Together they would while away many an hour tinkering with computers, making video and audio recordings for his grandchildren and exploring a wide variety of common interests. Wayne will be remembered for his wit, “can do” attitude and boundless sense of humor. His love of life and family will endure through the memories he created and the bonds he forged throughout his life. You may pay your respects to Wayne and his family on Friday evening, January 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home at 152 Pettingill Rd. Quispamsis. A Legion Service will be held Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend the funeral service at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 24 at the Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home Chapel. Donations in Wayne's memory can be made to the Canadian Red Cross Fund. Online condolences may be sent to www.kennebecasfh.com
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