Wayne Hurley
1955 - 2018
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Hurley on March 26th following a three-year journey with cancer. Wayne was a kind and gentle man, a friend to many, and the best husband, father, grandpa, son, and big brother. Over the course of his forty-year career as a Civil Engineer and a member of the PEO, he touched the lives of many people in his roles as consultant, mentor, teacher, colleague, manager and most importantly, friend. He loved solving technical problems and enjoyed brainstorming with his TBT Engineering colleagues even after retirement. Wayne and Brenda loved to travel and were fortunate to have enjoyed many fantastic trips and adventures over the years with special friends; especially the post-retirement winters spent in Mexico. Sailing was one of Wayne's passions. He enjoyed nothing more than a day on the lake with the motor off and the sails up, enjoying the quiet. Race night on Wednesday was one of the few reasons he made sure to leave the office early! He was an active member of the Thunder Bay Yacht Club for many years. Wayne's other passion was food. He loved a great meal with a glass of red wine and good company. He was also a wonderful cook who truly enjoyed creating memorable and delicious meals for friends and family. Wayne will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family; wife, Brenda, his son Scott, daughter-in-law Laura and their children, Julia and Ada; his daughter Allison and her partner, Orkun. He also leaves his parents, Bob and Blanche Hurley, his sisters Karen (Dennis) and Susan (Paul) and his nieces, Kendra and Rhea. He will also be missed by his in-laws and his nephews as well as his father-in-law, Al Chaisson. Wayne was pre-deceased by his sister, Diane, and little brother, Daryl. Thank you to Dr. Adrien Chan, Kim and all the caring staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Cancer Centre for their kindness and support during this journey. A special thank you to Dr. Yoo-Joung Ko, Christina and Kate at Sunnybrook Hospital for their exemplary care. We always left our appointments with a sense of calmness and optimism. Thank you to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospice for their compassion and gentleness while caring for Wayne. Lastly, thank you to Wayne's home care team from Bayshore Healthcare, especially Kathleen for her friendship and the wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Wayne's memory to the Northern Cancer Fund; St. Joseph's Foundation or the charity of your choosing. At his request, a private celebration of Wayne's life will take place later this year.

“To every sailor comes time to drop anchor, haul in the sails
and make the lines fast. You deep water dreamer,
your journey is over, you're safe in the harbor at last.”

~Eric Bogle

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Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Mar. 29, 2018.
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April 1, 2018
During this time of great sorrow and pain, know that you are not alone. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, may our Father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
March 30, 2018
Our deepest sympathies Brenda and family. I had many fun sailing adventures with you on Ice. Wayne was a very kind and patient man, I'm truly sorry for your loss. God bless,
Carol & Blair Sandberg
March 29, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Wayne's death. He certainly lived the best possible life even with the challenges of cancer over the past three years..He will be missed by many and remembered for the fun gentle man that he was. ..and a great sailer too !..
Chris and Susan Bailey
March 29, 2018
We will always remember the great times we had on Lake Superior, that genuine big smile and Wayne's fun loving personality.
With all our love and deepest sympathy, to Brenda and family.
Steve and Lise Crawford
Steve and Lise Crawford
March 29, 2018
Gail & Mitch Bailey
March 29, 2018
Gail & Mitch Bailey
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