January 25, 1958 – September 13, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden, unexpected passing of our dear son, brother, father, grandfather and friend, Wayne Nelson at the age of 59 on September 13, 2017.
Survived by his daughters Nicole Nelson (Jay) of Armstrong, BC, Trina Olson (Lucas) of Nanaimo BC, and son Matthew Nelson (Kendall) of Trail, and grandchildren Austin, Mattison & Jack Olson.
He is also survived by his mother Pat Nelson, and sisters Sandy Ravestein (Henk, Shelby & Dakota) of Trail, and Debbie Nelson of Rossland, as well as many nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and his special friend Susan Brenna Smith.
He was predeceased by his father Alfred Nelson in 1981 and grandparents Helen & Levi Nelson and Norman & Margaret Walton.
Born in Trail on January 25, 1958, Wayne attended J Lloyd Crowe. After high school he worked as a surveyor during the construction of many dams around the province including the local 7 Mile Dam, as well as the Mount Macdonald tunnel in Revelstoke which today is the dedicated westbound train route.
In 1987 he returned to Trail to raise his family working first at Teck, then spent the majority of his working career as a warehouseman at Celgar, retiring in 2015.
Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed nature and the wonders of it. Wayne was a special person who made friends easily.
He had a great sense of humour and leaves behind many ‘Wayne’ stories, which will entertain and comfort his family and friends for years to come. Wayne had many pets throughout his life. Most especially, he now joins his first dog, Snipper, who was as much a character as he was.
Wayne will be warmly remembered and cherished by family and friends, and missed by his special girl “Callie”.
Funeral services will take place at 1:00 pm, Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 1347 Pine Avenue, Trail.
A private family interment ceremony will take place Saturday, September 23rd at Mountain View Cemetery.
For those who wish, there will be a visitation at 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 21st at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Servicestm, 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail.
Memorial Donations may be made to the SPCA at 7700 BC-3B, Trail, BC V1R 4X2 or Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
Take a moment to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Kootenays and remember our friend Wayne.