Wayne Albert Schaffer

February 7, 1942 - June 29, 2021
June 30, 2021 11 Condolences Print Obituary

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/

  1. Our condolences Penny and family
    We will cherish our memories

  2. My sincere condolences extended to the entire family.
    If we were in the same town, giving sibling advises – Wayne was the patriarch.
    He will be missed by everyone.
    There are no words that will make the sorrow and sadness
    go away.
    Hugs for everyone.

  3. So sorry to all the family for your loss.

  4. Penny, my condolences on the passing of Wayne…. He was a wonderful person and a great sense of humor….. always enjoyed his visits into the office. He will me missed by many.
    Warmest thoughts
    Flo Alden

  5. Condolences to Penny and family. RIP Wayne

  6. We wish to express our sincerest condolences to the Schaffer family.
    Bob and Judith Coughlin

  7. Our thoughts are with Penny and her family at this time of sadness

  8. Love and hugs being sent during a time of such great loss. Wayne’s humour, knowledge & kind heart will fondly be remembered.

  9. So sorry for your loss.

  10. My thoughts are with you Penny and family.Im so sorry for your loss.He will be in my heart forever.

  11. Our condolences to you and your family Penny.

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