Wayne Abbott

Abbott WayneOn Sunday, August 20th, 2017, at London Health Sciences Centre, Wayne Bruce Abbott of Glencoe, passed away. On March 16, 1948 in Chatham, Ontario, a very special boy was born to Philip (2012) and Kathleen (1986) Abbott. To them this boy was a miracle and together they raised a kind, generous, big-hearted, loving gentleman. He grew up in Newbury, Ontario with his brother, Michael and his sister, Bonnie (Walls). To them he was a best friend, companion and partner in crime. On September 20, 1969 he married his childhood sweetheart, Lorraine “Lorrie” Mahovlich (2007). To her this man was the love of her life for 38 years and together they raised three daughters, Kerri (Edward (2011)) Mesman, Terri (Glenn) Kendall and Lindsay (Jason) Van Dalsen. To them he was their protector, confidant, biggest fan and hero. Wayne’s legacy and most amazing gift to the world were his seven grandchildren; Randy, Jessica, Austin, Emma, Sydney, Lou and Sam. To him, they were his whole world and he supported and encouraged them in everything they set out to do. To them, he was a super hero. Wayne was always active in his community and in his life. He was a warden at Christ Church, Newbury; a Kinsmen; a volunteer fireman for the Newbury Fire Department and Treasurer of the Newbury Legion. He was a member of The Village Singers Choir, coached and played baseball, threw darts and was still playing hockey. You always knew when you took your vehicle into the shop; you could count on a great conversation and a laugh or two – especially around 5pm on a Friday. Wayne will be missed and remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law; Michael Walls, Debra Abbott, Linda and Paul DeBruyne, Chris Mahovlich, Valerie Mahovlich, Trudy Mahovlich, Vicky and Allan Fletcher and by his many nieces and nephews. Also by his stepmother, Edna Abbott; mother-in-law, Stella Mahovlich; son-in-law, Lou Montes and special friend, Jan Allan.
Visitation will be held at Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe, Ontario on Wednesday, August 23rd from 7-9pm and Thursday, August 24th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service on Friday, August 25th at 11am with reception to follow at the Newbury Legion. Private family interment. Royal Canadian Legion, Newbury Branch will conduct a service at the funeral Home on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Charitable donations to St. John’s Anglican Church, Glencoe or The Canadian Cancer Society.www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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