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Gordon ‘Wayne’ Speers

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On July 2, 2015 @ 5:52 pm In Obituaries,Orangeville Area | 27 Comments

Peacefully, at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, July 2, 2015, Wayne Speers, of Amaranth, in his 70th year.  Loving father of Brenda Speers and her husband Mike Smith, Dwayne and his wife Denise Speers, Lisa and her husband Andy Irvine.  Cherished Poppa of Melissa; Drew and Delaney; Brandon and Jessica; and Great-Poppa of Andrew Jr.  Dear brother of Kathy and her husband Evan Craig, Bryan Speers, Nancy and her husband Phil Allen, Harold and his wife Janet Speers.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter & Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) on Sunday afternoon 2 – 4 and evening 7 – 9 o’clock.    Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, July 6 at one o’clock.  Following a reception at the funeral home interment will take place in St. John’s Cemetery, 7th Line, Mono.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Dufferin Chapter, 204 – 21 Surrey Street W., Guelph N1H 3R3.  Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Gordon ‘Wayne’ Speers”

Condolence from DEB AND GARY WHITWORTH on July 2nd, 2015 10:48 pm

Andy and Lisa; Thinking of you at your time of loss. Our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Barb McCreath on July 3rd, 2015 11:13 am

Lisa & Andy; I’m so sorry for your loss – my thoughts are with you and all your family

Condolence from Alison Scheel on July 3rd, 2015 11:43 am

We are saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was very special to us and will be greatly missed. As a long time vendor at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market, Wayne has been a fixture in our community and the Market won’t be the same without him. Please accept our condolences on behalf of the Orangeville BIA and the Orangeville Farmers’ Market.

Condolence from Jennifer Payne on July 3rd, 2015 12:06 pm

Deepest condolensces to the Speers family and the extended family of farm and market helpers, as well as all the caring customers who love that mild mannered beef farmer. What will we all do now?
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Jan and Len Bruce on July 3rd, 2015 12:09 pm

Lisa, Brenda , Dwayne and famiilies We were shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Uncle Wayne last evening. Sending our love and hugs to you all Cousin Jan

Condolence from Vicki Obedkoff on July 3rd, 2015 12:13 pm

I am shocked to hear this very sad message. My heart goes out to your family. I was a happy customer at the Borden location and would wander by from work nearby on Wednesdays; Wayne was so steady and helpful and pleasant. I know he will be missed by so many people. Vicki from Toronto

Condolence from Marc Nicholas on July 3rd, 2015 12:33 pm

Very sorry to hear the news and my condolences to the family.

I didn’t know Wayne very well, but I knew his beef well! What a great character he was.

Condolence from Lynn Bennett on July 3rd, 2015 12:53 pm

We, his Toronto customers, will miss his smile on market days.

Condolence from Shirley Buck on July 3rd, 2015 1:58 pm

I am very sorry for your loss Janet and Harold. You will miss Wayne greatly.

Condolence from Cathy Bartolic on July 3rd, 2015 2:29 pm

On behalf of the members at Ontario Farm Fresh, we send our condolences to Wayne’s family. We are shocked and saddened to hear the news of his passing. Wayne participated in some our workshops and was always very positive and pleasant to work with. I am sure it will be a huge gap in your family.

Condolence from Karen Rankin on July 3rd, 2015 3:31 pm

I cannot imagine the sense of loss that the family must be feeling for such a sweet, kind, and gentle man and I am praying for each of you. From the first moment that I spoke with Wayne I was drawn by his quiet, unassuming nature. I have had several visits to the farm and the market to meet with him, as a client, over the last few years and I will never forget the stories he shared about his family while tallying up orders or searching thru the numerous freezers hunting for what we needed. He will be greatly missed by all who he touched.

Condolence from Michele Harris on July 3rd, 2015 3:40 pm

Wayne was a kind and gentle man who was deeply committed to our community, and the importance of agriculture in the region. Our team at Headwaters Tourism had the honour of working with him as we were developing our agri-tourism sector and we will miss his quiet contribution and influence in our work. Our deepest condolences to Wayne’s family and friends.

Condolence from Debbie and Paul on July 3rd, 2015 3:47 pm

Brenda, Dwayne, Lisa and families:

We were saddened to hear of uncle Wayne’s passing. He was taken from us much too young.

The pain of his passing will dim with time; but the memories will live forever.

Hugs to you all.

Condolence from Diana Coulas on July 3rd, 2015 5:26 pm

Lisa, Andy & Family, my heart goes out to your family, sorry for your loss xo

Condolence from Sue Snider on July 3rd, 2015 5:33 pm

So sorry for your loss. Will miss visiting Wayne and picking up the best T-bones in the world! He was one of a kind.

Condolence from Bill McCutcheon on July 3rd, 2015 6:12 pm

On behalf of the Dufferin Federation of Agriculture, we send our sincere condolences to the Speers family. Wayne will be greatly missed in the agriculture community.

Condolence from Oscar & Jennifer Packeer on July 3rd, 2015 6:47 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Speers family at this time of immense grief.
May the Good Lord give you the strength to cope and heal during the coming days.
Wayne was my mentor and friend. Rest in peace.

Condolence from Gayle Charach & Mark Sarazen on July 3rd, 2015 8:22 pm

Our sincerest condolences on the sudden loss of Wayne. We were regulars of his at the Orangeville Farmer’s Market and will miss his warm smiles and gentle, friendly greetings. May the memories you all shared sustain you and may the comfort of family and friends console you in your times of grief.

Condolence from Roy & Edna Wright on July 3rd, 2015 8:35 pm

Our Sincere Sympathy, to all the Family’s of the late Wayne Speers.

Kathy & Evan Craig ; Bryan Speers ; Nancy & Phil Allen ;
Harold & Janet Speers , from Jim Dodds, Roy & Edna Wright.

Condolence from Dana on July 3rd, 2015 9:03 pm

Thank you Speers family for taking the time to write to Wayne’s customers in the midst of your grief. I was so shocked and saddened to read the news. Wayne was such a memorably nice man; I grew to look forward to having a little talk with him at the Borden market and when he would make his winter deliveries. I will also really miss his steaks and ground beef; no others are like it.

Condolence from Barbara Gardiner on July 3rd, 2015 9:28 pm

Wayne will be sorely missed by so many people and his dog Rosie. When I think of Wayne i think of a deep thinker, a kind and gentle soul, a slow mover and thoughtful before he opened his mouth to speak. Wayne became our family friend, along with Laura Jean, through my work place originally, but even when we moved to Burlington, we stayed in touch. I’ll miss our chats and visits. I’m sorry we didn’t get to finish your garden together Wayne. xoxoxo I’m sorry for your loss…to the whole family and extended friends.

Condolence from John King on July 3rd, 2015 11:16 pm

Our condolences to the families of Wayne Speers.
It’s been a few years since I’ve seen Wayne, but always have fond memories of Wayne (and Dwayne) back when he trucked cattle for me. Good times and meals at and after the sales.

John and Wanda King

Condolence from Aeron and Neil on July 4th, 2015 9:40 am

We were so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family. As Toronto customers, we did not know Wayne well, but enjoyed every encounter with him….and were grateful to him for enabling us to eat healthier and more humanely raised meat products. Our thoughts are with his family.

Condolence from Tammy Schneider on July 4th, 2015 3:25 pm

Wayne was a fixture at every community event – everyone knew him! My condolences to you Lisa and your family – very sorry to hear.

Condolence from Jim and Bente Rowland on July 4th, 2015 10:56 pm

Dear Dwayne , Brenda and families
Bente and I are so sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing. Please accept our condolences as you go through this difficult time.
Jim and Bente Rowland

Condolence from Shirley Boxem on July 5th, 2015 2:44 pm

Our deepest condolences to the Speers family. Wayne was a favourite farmer and a wonderful supporter of our programs. He was so kind and so committed to the community. We will miss him terribly and often.

Condolence from Cathy Hall on July 6th, 2015 9:25 pm

Sorry to hear of Waynes passing I served him and Laura Jean many meals at the pines restaurant rest in peace Wayne. You will be truly missed.

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