Obituary of Wayne Dodge
It is with broken hearts and many precious memories that the family of the late Wayne Dodge announce his passing at his "Happy Place" at his residence in Largo, Florida.
Leaving to mourn with special memories wife Daphne of 49 years; sons Tommy (Heather) and Tim (Selena); his precious grandchildren Kennedie and Quade; mother-in-law Susie Bennett; sisters-in-law Sheila, Lillian and Pauline Dodge also Gordie (Maxine) Abbott. Plus a large circle of other family and friends.
Wayne was predeceased by his father Thomas Dodge ; mother Caroline Martin; father-in-law Eric Bennett and stepbrothers John, Aubrey, and Cyril Dodge.
In keeping with Wayne's wishes cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Wayne's life will be held on Tuesday, May 30 2023 at 2PM at Serenity Funeral home Chapel, Burin.
A private family Inurnment will follow after the service.
Wayne and Daphne enjoyed their retirement to the fullest. He may have not got all the years they wanted but he made the ones he had count. They bought their retirement home in Florida 12 years ago. It was his happy place. He retired 9 years ago, sold his electrical business that he worked hard and long hours to make successful. They spent every winter they could there. He loved the golfing, sunshine and spending time socializing with all his new friends. He became part of another family. Most important of all he got to see his 2 grandchildren more and make beautiful memories with them.
Wayne was a true Toronto Maple Leaf fan, always believing in them and was known to say they'll get the cup next year. He was an active Mason and Shriner member. He had many brothers across the island who were honored to call him a friend.
He was a person you met once and then he was your friend. He was known to celebrate every holiday with his family to the fullest. From St. Paddy's Day, Canada Day, Birthdays, Christmas, New Year's he was all in. He loved to advertise he was a Canadian as well as a proud Newfoundlander. But maybe he loved his Toronto Maple Leaf's the most. He had car mats, t-shirts, hats, flags, cups and anything you could get boasting his favorite team.
Wayne will be forever missed for all his love he gave his family, his beautiful smile, his ability to laugh and enjoy every moment of life.
"It's not the years we had but the memories we made in the ones we lived."
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.
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