With much profound sadness we announce the passing of Wayne S. Metrick on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. Wayne, after an incredible 1 year battle with the ravages of ALS, surrendered to be with the Lord. Wayne was born Jan. 3rd, 1947 and was a kind, gentle man, with a heart of compassion founded in faith.
He was employed as a log scraper, in the B.C. Logging Industry for 2 decades. He was proud to live in Cumberland and was active in the community through service clubs and support groups. If Wayne met you and you needed help, he would be there for you spiritually/financially/or emotionally. Wayne was an active and long term congregant at St. George’s United Church on 6th Street in Courtenay. The “Church” was a big part of his life and he was particularly proud of the social programs of St. George’s including the “Soup Kitchen” and the “Pastor’s Pantry.” Wayne was the church cleaner for 15 years and also faithfully prepared the elements (bread/wine) for communion.
Wayne…you are greatly loved and will be missed. It is a lesser world without you but now you are pain free and united with your mother Minnie again! Praise God!
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 pm at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay.