Farming Rural 20

L. Wayne Sheridan

August 13, 1945 ~ August 19, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

On August 19th , 2020, L.Wayne Sheridan entered into rest at the Portage Hospital following his battle with Lung Cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Hila Sheridan, brothers Barry and Brian and nephew Sean. Wayne is survived by Joy Pritchett-Sheridan, children Lindsey and Chenoa Sheridan and granddaughter Amari.

Wayne’s small hobby farm just North of Gladstone was his pride and joy and he worked many hours of his life puttering away on the farm on a variety of projects. He was a handyman and tackled most tasks on his own. The bulk of his career was as a truck driver and owner of Howe’s Livestock. In later years he worked for the Highways department and the Town of Gladstone where he was known for his many pranks with the young kids working with him on summer employment. Through the farm as well as work for the Town, Wayne showed his love of flowers and trees. He was instrumental in having the park beside the Drop in Centre built and his green thumb touch was always known around Williams Park. After his “retirement” he went to work for his friend Eric Schlamb. The two of them could often be spotted around town enjoying coffee and are surely enjoying their visits together again now.

In Wayne’s youth he was a great hockey player and later coached minor hockey in Gladstone. Everyone knew of his love of the Boston Bruins. Wayne was a cowboy at heart and had a long history with horses and cattle. In his trucking days he often hauled rodeo stock and was a known through out the farming community from the relationships built from the trucking company.

The last chapter of Wayne’s life certainly centered around granddaughter Amari. Although he was known for his sometimes gruff exterior and dry jokes , his love for her was undeniable. She will hold with her the memories of truck rides with Grandpa, time spent together and an unlimited supply of mints.

Wayne’s family would like to extend a thank you to everyone who visited him and brought food or texted to check on him during this difficult time. A special thank you to Brad Smith and family and Fanatao Guderan (aka Pete) and family. These two Families adopted Wayne into theirs and invited him to many gatherings and loved him unconditionally.

A small memorial with be hosted at the farm on Sept 12th at 2 pm for those closest to Wayne.

Goodbyes are not forever and not the end..they are simply a “I will miss you until we meet again“

                              Xoxo Chenoa

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