Wayne Douglas Haslam
September 28, 1947 – February 17, 2016
Wayne Haslam was born in Duncan, BC September 28, 1947 to parents Bill and Emma Haslam. The family moved to Cedar when Wayne was 2 years old living on Haslam Road on the family farm.
Wayne leaves behind his wife of 48 years Heather; his daughter Bobi (Sean Stotts); two sons Kevin (Julie) and Jamie; four granddaughters Jordan and Morgan Stotts, Sarah and Emma Haslam as well as his grandson Hunter Haslam; and three great-grandsons Jesse, Cole and Ryan. Wayne also leaves two brothers, Bill of Fernie BC and Norman (Patti) of Cedar, many cousins, nephews and nieces and in-laws. Also Tasha Adby and Maggie Fiddick, mothers of his grandchildren.
Wayne worked for 40 years at the Harmac Pulp Mill retiring in 2008. In his youth he played baseball, softball and enjoyed all sports on TV especially the Toronto Blue Jays. He also helped coach his sons in their sports, and enjoyed the Nanaimo Clippers for many years.
Wayne’s first love was always the farm he grew up on, taking care of the cattle, doing the haying and the never-ending repairs to fencing.
In the past few years Wayne suffered from many health problems but still did his best to make sure his cows were taken care of and fed. He will be greatly missed by all his family and especially by his best friend and companion Mollie who hasn’t left her spot by Wayne’s bed. It has been a bad couple of weeks as Wayne’s family home burnt down recently. We want to thank the North Cedar Department for all they have done to help when called, both because of Wayne’s health and the fire.
Thank you also to Dr. Boshoff of Caledonia Medical Clinic for all his care the past couple years.
The family will be at home on Saturday, February 27 from 1 to 4 to honour our husband, father and Papa. All welcome.