Wayne Devereux

Published May 29, 2019

Wayne Devereux

DEVEREUX, Wayne Karl – Wayne Devereux, born in Toronto on March 25, 1948, passed away at the Etobicoke General Hospital on Friday May 24, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of 21 years to Cheryl Adams. Loving father of Shane Devereux (Dawn). Sadly missed by his 2 grandchildren Tristan and Alexander. Loved son of the late George and Margaret (née McDonald) Devereux. Dear brother of Glenn, Catherine Devereux, and Kerry (Patricia). Also survived by his niece Rachael Devereux (Thomas Tsipas) and by his first wife Marlene Novak.

Wayne had a successful career in sales training, national accounts and sales management, spending 37 years with Carlton Cards in head office and regionally in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.   Wayne was the ultimate people person whose skills served him well in life and in work.  Wayne was active in hockey; playing as a youth and then coaching for many years. Wayne also loved motor sports, civil war history and music, and was an avid drummer who drummed in two bands in his youth and continued with this love into his retirement. Wayne was the proud owner of a 1930’s Ford, which he was in the process of restoring.

Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall where visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM and Saturday 9-9:45 AM. The Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated in the chapel of the Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Rite of Committal to follow in the St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery, Long Sault, Ontario. A service in remembrance of Wayne will be held in a Toronto at a later date to be announced. If so desired, contributions in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or SDG OSPCA would be appreciated by the family.

The family would also like to thank the staff of CCU at the Etobicoke General for their wonderful care of Wayne. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall. Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca