Obituary of Kenneth Wayne French
Kenneth "Wayne" French
(July 2, 1926 - December 23, 2022)
Wayne French passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on December 23, 2022. He lived his life with joy, humor, and love until his final day at the age of 96 years.
Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his children Cheryl (Frank) VanDornick, Doug (Sylvia) French, Laurie (Jim) Hill, Sandy (Cindy) French, Sharon French, and Dianne Clarke; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his dear friend Margaret Hall. Wayne will also be remembered by his brother-in-law Lorne (Marion) Ellestad; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wayne was predeceased by Violet, his wife of 40 years; son-in-law Greg Clarke; his parents Alexander and Grace; his twin brother Hazen; and his three sisters Shirley, Caroline and Isabelle.
Wayne grew up on a farm near Dinant and lived all of his adult life in Camrose. He enjoyed thirty-eight years as a teacher, most as principal of Sifton School. He loved dancing, golfing, woodworking, crossword puzzles, playing pool, and spending time with family and friends. He was a long-time member of the United Church and enjoyed ushering and reading verses. Wayne could not say enough about how much he enjoyed his home and his friends at Brookside, where he lived for the past eleven years.
Thank you to Rachel, Donica, and caregivers from Camrose Home Care for your professional and compassionate care for dad over the past months, and to the staff and residents of Brookside for your friendship and caring.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose, with Rev. Brian Hunter and Rev. Helen Reed officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Wayne's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Alberta Lung Association, the Cross Cancer Institute, or the Camrose United Church.