(former employee of A.G. Simpson for over 35 years)
Passed away at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. Wayne, in his 59th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Colleen Smith-Blair and his best friend Brent Ambrose. Pre-deceased by his parents Noreen and John Blair. Brother to Ed Lighthe (Diane) of Brooklin, sister Grace Lighthe (Merv Lang) of Little Britain, his niece Tracy and nephew Robert. Long lost family found later in his life include sisters Shirley of Apsley and Karen of Castleton, nephews Ted and Greg and niece Angela. As well as brothers Robert Oliver of Grand Prairie and Cecil Oliver of Fort McMurray, nephew Blair Oliver and niece Brandi Oliver. Wayne’s beloved adopted kids and grandchildren; they loved him dearly and was known to them as Pops and Poppie. Greatly missed by his daughters Megan Hanna, Kayla Whitney, Kim Penny, his son Chris Merklinger and his grandchildren Kylie, Raven and Victor. Arrangements for cremation entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558). A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Wayne to the Humane Society of Durham Region would be appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at makfuneralhome.com.