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/