Wayne Mervyn Koepke went to meet his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at his home in Newmarket on September 18, 2022, with his loving wife Jessie (nee Graham) of 62 years by his side.
He will be dearly missed by his children, Jennifer (John) Inthof of Callander and Ian (Lara) of Holland Landing, his grandchildren: Brittany (Tia), Dylan, Jordan (Cordelia), Rachel, Thomas (Allison), Madison, and his great-granddaughter Echo Ann (Jordan). Wayne’s brothers and sisters from the Koepke and Graham families will miss his quiet demeanor and his willing helpful ways.
Wayne is predeceased by his son Jeffrey, grandson Stephen, and brother Elwood.
Wayne attended school at the 8th of Peel and was a graduate of Elmira District High School. He began his career in the automotive field at Naugatuck Chemicals, Elmira, and continued in that field as he worked for Somerville Industries, Toronto, General Products/Uniroyal, Kitchener, and rose to position of Project Engineer with the Magna Group, where he remained for 20 years.
Wayne and Jessie were very passionate about Christian Camping. They moved to Camp Ambassador near Owen Sound where they worked full time for four years. This was a very special time in their family’s life. After retirement, they spent six years volunteering and helping refurbish the Missionary Camp in Stayner.
Wayne enjoyed being active in a variety of ways. He enjoyed golfing, swimming, and travelling. Being a “handy-man”, he loved working on repairs and renovating his home and others. This interest brought him to volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, and joining their board for the ReStore, as well as two mission trips to Haiti.
Friends and relatives are invited for visitation at 11:30 a.m. prior to a memorial service at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Cameron’s in Walkerton (1106 Yonge Street South). Reception at Cameron’s to follow.
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Cremation has taken place with a private family interment in Walkerton Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart & Stroke or World Partners of the Evangelical Missionary Church Canada would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be made online at www.cameronfuneralhomes.com