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Maki, Wayne Louis

Wayne Louis Maki passed away suddenly at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the age of 59 years, surrounded by several family members and close friend Stan Johnson.
Beloved by his nieces and nephews Jennifer and Carl Bergey, Christopher Kardas, Kathryn, Kristine and Kassandra Dupuis and Desirae Maki. Wayne is survived by his brothers and sisters Trevor (Roberta) of Calgary, Pam Kardas (Stan) and Reginald of Timmins, Ont., Valerie Bergey (Glen) of Prince George, B.C., Phyllis Dupuis (Ken) of Calgary and Cheslie of Calgary.
Wayne is also survived by his aunt Jeanette (Derek) Taylor and cousin Carolyne Taylor of the U.K., Margaret Myllynen Sudbury, Ont. and Lauri Myllynen of Espanola, Ont. and many other relatives and friends.
Wayne had found much love with his new companion Alice Bartoo of Washington State.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Helen Maki, nephew Raymond Alexander Bergey, aunt Helmi Hadath of Vancouver, B.C., aunt Lillian Myllynen of Sudbury, Ont., aunt Aili Hill of Timmins, Ont., Fanny Ion of Winnipeg and Uncle Walter Maki of Vancouver, B.C.
Wayne was born in Timmins, Ont. on July 7, 1947. After graduating from Timmins High and Vocational School in 1964, Wayne attended the University of Waterloo in Windsor Ont.
Wayne settled in Calgary and lived there for over 35 years. During this time Wayne was communications manager at Checker Cabs and following that worked with Global Dispatch Technologies Inc. for several years prior to his retirement.
Wayne retired to Fort Macleod in April of 2005 where he made many new friends. Wayne was the current secretary for the Canadian Taxi Association and a member of the Fort Macleod Community Association.
Wayne was an avid sports enthusiast. He had a passion for traveling, chess and the computer.
Wayne will be missed for his keen insight and discussions about politics, and the stock market with his friends at the Motley Fool Site and other investment sites.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather for visitation at Mountain View Funeral Home in Calgary on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, from 1-4 p.m. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

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