McGill, Morley “Wayne”

March 7, 1948 – September 26, 2021
at the age of 73 years:

Morley “Wayne” McGill, 73, passed away suddenly on September 26, 2021 at his home in Salmon Arm, BC.

Wayne was born on March 7, 1948 to Joan and Morley McGill in Winnipeg. After graduating from high school in Carman, Manitoba in 1966, he went on to study Civil Engineering at MIT. After graduation, Wayne landed his first job with Manitoba Hydro, kicking off a life-long career in construction. Wayne and his family relocated several times over the years from Gillam, Manitoba, to Mica Creek and then Revelstoke. Wayne’s well-deserved retirement came after a short tenure in Salmon Arm with the school district and Maddocks Construction.

Wayne was a proud father of two boys; Jay arrived in 1969 and Jamie in 1972. Wayne’s retirement included numerous travel trips with Donna. Wayne was happiest travelling with the 5th wheel, and during trips abroad over the years. Wayne’s greatest passion was curling, followed closely by NASCAR and cards. A fierce competitor at the rink or at the table, he was at his best when challenged.

Wayne’s final years with Donna included travelling the west coast of North America and a great week in Mexico with family and friends. Sitting in the front stretch of Las Vegas or the high corner in Bristol, during every moment of racing Wayne was at his finest.

Wayne was predeceased by parents Joan and Morley McGill; brother Lawrie McGill; and wife Clare McGill.

Wayne is survived by wife Donna Shultz; sons Jay McGill (Laureen) of Houston, Texas and Jamie McGill (Kim) of Surrey; sister Joanne McGill (Richard) of Edmonton; step-daughters Erin Vieira (Jamie) of Kamloops and Annie Korver (Myron) of Fernie; grandchildren Alexei and Ana McGill, Taylor Rose, Lauren McGill, Abby and Hannah Vieira, Finley and Sarah Korver, nephew Riley McGill (Kim) and their children Rowan and Nolan, other nieces and nephews, along with Donna’s children Leah Podollan (Jim) of Vernon and Richard Cole (Jill) of Calgary, and the rest of her family.

Due to COVID restrictions, only a small family celebration will take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salmon Arm Curling Club through the BC Amateur Sports Fund would be most appreciated. (Salmon Arm Curling Club Development, Project #P0425). https://sportbc.com/bcamateursportfund/

11 Comments

  1. I was sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We spent a great deal of time together in high school. I have great memories of curling together, going to dances and attending local fairs around Manitoba. Unfortunately we lost touch after high school but I can remember Wayne visiting me years later on a trip back to Manitoba in our U-Pick strawberry patch one summer.
    So sorry to the family for your loss. Neil Strachan Carman Manitoba

  2. We worked many times for Wayne over the years. He was always kind, fair, and with a great sense of humour. Sad to see you go my friend.

  3. So sad to hear. I got to know Wayne during several school construction projects In the Shuswap School disdrict, he was excellent and very fair with all concerned in the projects. Coincidentally, He built a house on 8th street in Revelstoke on the lot that used to be our garden, we moved away in 1967. My sympathies are with family and friends

  4. Donna, we are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. My thoughts are with Wayne’s family. So shocked to hear of this What a nice guy and such a friendly face at the curling club.

  6. Alles Liebe/Gute, da wo Du jetzt bist lieber Wayne.
    Wir sind froh Dich auf der Hochzeit unserer Kinder Victoria & Melwin als sehr netten Menschen kennen gelernt zu haben. Ich bin sicher, dass wir uns früher oder später am anderen Ende des Regenbogens wiedersehen werden.
    RIP Wayne

  7. So sorry for your loss Donna….
    Albert & Trish Probyn

  8. I am so sorry to hear that Wayne has passed away, condolences to his family and friends may you rest in peace listening to meatloaf Wayne you were a great boss when we worked at the school district together ❤

  9. Jay – I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Wayne, your kindness towards my sister Clare was always evident, you’ll be missed.

  11. Very sorry to read this obituary, I got to know Wayne during his time in Revelstoke Wayne was a great person to know either through business , social events [ Nascar at the fire hall] a truly great person.

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