C. Wayne Minielly
March 19, 1941
Warwick Twp, Ontario
October 2, 2023
C. Wayne MINIELLY. 1941 - 2023
It is with great sadness that the family of Wayne Minielly announces his passing on Oct. 2, 2023. During a lengthy battle with cancer, that he stubbornly refused to give in to, Wayne took charge and wrote his own obituary as follows:
After 82 revolutions around the sun, it has been decided that my time on earth has run out. My mission is complete. My wife Carolyn (nee Elliott) and I have reared two nestlings who have since abandoned their nest. They are Tyler (Sara) of Sarnia and Amanda (Jeremy) of Petawawa. Tyler and Sara have blessed us with two lovely granddaughters: Isabel and Lilly. My surviving siblings include Ivan (Florrie), Clare (Jane), Royce, Elaine Morgan (Raymond) and sister-in-law Betty (Allan’s wife), and Carolyn’s sisters Shirley King (the late Roy) and Jean Morwood (John). Deceased are brothers Allan, Ross and wife Caroline, and sister-in-law Marilyn (Royce’s wife). Carolyn and I began travelling in 1989 when we went to Greece on a two-week tour of the mainland and islands. That sparked our interest in touring and we have visited multiple countries and every continent, including a fabulous 3 week trip to Antarctica. I have had several jobs- clerk at Cabot and a mechanic at Imperial Oil from which I took an early retirement in 1992. I finished my working years as a driving instructor-a job I thoroughly enjoyed. My hobbies in retirement were small woodworking projects, playing bridge and gardening.
Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, 266 Front St. N., Sarnia, Friday, Nov. 17th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Wayne’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com.
Visitation & Services
7 - 9 pm.
Celebration of Life
Friday November 17
Royal Canadian Legion
Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home
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Carolyn and family: I extend my heartfelt sympathies at this time of loss. Admired Wayne and Carolyn for their shared courage in living life as it was. I was able to share with you in dialogue some of the stages of what turned out to be Wayne's last days. Thanks to both your efforts we were blessed with the opportunity to enjoy competitive Bridge at a high level. Wayne's is the story of a life beautifully lived.
Dear Mrs. Minielly and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the sad passing of your dear husband. As a teacher you have had such a positive and inspiring influence on our boys. With kind and loving thoughts, Colin, Yvonne, Eric and Craig Curragh❤️
Colin, Yvonne, Eric & Craig Curragh
Wayne have a very good life. Remember the ride.
Ralph & Marian Morwood
Dear Carolyn and all family members, may your memories comfort you and bring you peace during this most difficult time. Wayne was such a kind hearted and loving soul. I loved him like a brother. Love Joan Moriarity
Carolyn. So very sad to hear about WAYNE. Sending you and your family loving thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to you Tyler and your entire family in this very difficult time.
Carolyn and family: Sending my most sincere condolences in the loss of Wayne. I have enjoyed reconnecting with both of you over the bridge table this last year. I hope you take comfort in knowing that Wayne is finally pain free and at peace. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Laurie Colbran
CAROLYN ... IT'S BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE WE CROSSED PATHS. THE LONG-AGO DAYS OF PARLOUR PASTIMES. BUT I HEAR STORIES FROM BRYAN ABOUT YOUR MEETINGS AT DR MILLER'S . SO SORRY ABOUT WAYNE'S PASSING . MAY THE BEST MEMORIES HELP SUSTAIN YOU & THE KIDS IN THIS SAD TIME & BEYOND. CONDOLENCES, TONI & BRYAN CLORAN
thinking of all of you sincere sympathy Carol and Allan Morwood
Sending condolences to Carolyn and family. Will never forget the story of when the mini bus left without you, Carolyn.
I was so sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. We sure had lots of laughs at the bridge table. My thoughts and prayers are with you Carolyn and your family.
Carolyn and Family....also the Minielly Families. Sending my sincere sympathy to each of you at this sad time. Keep Wayne'memories alive by mentioning them often. Shirley Cook
To Carolyn and family: You have my condolences at this time. It's a sad time when we lose those that we love. Knowing the both of you all my life. Wayne being my cousin and Carolyn being raised down the 6th line now called Shiloh line. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Doris R