Faulkner, Wayne Alexander

Faulkner, Wayne Alexander – Age 63, Head of Jeddore. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He died the way he most enjoyed living his life, surrounded by his loving family.

Wayne was a dedicated teacher at Eastern Shore District High School in Musquodoboit Harbour for 34 years. During that time, he shared his passion for science with thousands of students. His dedication to family, friends and community was inspirational and he was known as the person who never let any of them down. He was also a skilled carpenter and logged many hours building and renovating the homes and cottages of family members and friends. We will be forever surrounded by the beautiful structures he built for us all to enjoy.

Following his retirement from teaching, Wayne and his wife, Cathy, enjoyed travelling to places near and far, sometimes with family and friends and at times, just the two of them, as it was when they travelled across Canada in the first year of their marriage over 40 years ago. Wayne also loved taking his two children, Hollie (Ryan) and Jeff (Robyn) on family vacations, including their annual ski trip to Sunday River for many years.

When not working or travelling, Wayne loved nothing more than to entertain family and friends around the pool or at the family cottage. He was also a valuable member of the community, volunteering as a coach for high school sports teams and for many great organizations over the years, from Scouts Canada to the Anglican Parish of Musquodoboit, where he was a loyal parishioner for many years. In recent years, his four grandchildren, Myla, Maeve (Hollie and Ryan) and Cleo and Nolan (Jeff and Robyn), were the lights of his life. If there was a birthday party, dance recital or a Christmas concert, the attendance of "Granddad" was always guaranteed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Russell Faulkner. In addition to his immediate family, he will be dearly missed by brother, Russell (Linda) Faulkner; sisters, Debbie (Keith) Mannette, Heather (Owen) Baker; and is also survived by brothers, Gary Faulkner and John Hodder. He was equally close to his wife’s family: mother and father-in-law, Doug and Eva Marks, Ship Harbour; Linda (Peter) Marks, Ron (Rhonda) Marks, Myretta (John D.) Farrell and Frank (Karen) Marks; as well as many nieces and nephews who also meant the world to him.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church Hall, Dolby Hill, Head of Jeddore, and funeral service will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church. Donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church Cemetery or Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.