Wayne Albert Schaffer
Wayne Albert Schaffer, 79 years of age, of Grande Cache Alberta, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2021.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 57 years Penny (née Dermody), three children Michael (Stéphane), Beth (David), Jennifer (Don), two grandchildren Darion (Cory) and Daxton, and two great-grandchildren Bailey and Jayden. He is also survived by his siblings Dianna, Darrell, and Audrey.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents Henry and Elizabeth (Annie) (née Gaebel), and his sister Alice.
For Wayne, Grande Cache was simply a place where he could build a beautiful home for Penny and the kids. He arrived as an underground coal miner in 1970, intending only to stay for a few months, but once he came up the hill and saw the stunning mountain scenery, he decided right there that he would never want to leave. While he did some hunting, fishing and camping in the early years, for the most part one could find Wayne in the garage working on a project or three. After retiring in 1999, his pastimes included carving goose eggs and spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family extends sincere thanks to: Dr. John Gillett and all the staff of the Grande Cache Hospital, the Grande Cache EMS and Fire Department.
As per Wayne's wishes, there will be no traditional funeral service, but an online memorial will be established and shared with everyone soon.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army, an organization that Wayne benefited from as a young man and supported throughout his entire life. https://salvationarmy.ca/donations/donate-online/