FUNNELL, WAYNE – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Funnell, 74, of New Hamburg after fighting a courageous 8-month battle with cancer.
Wayne is survived by his devoted wife and best friend Gail.
Chosen dad of Ric Stark and his wife Melanie, Tami Bandoni and her husband Scott, all of Kitchener. Very proud papa to Ethan and Olivia Stark who brought unending joy to his life.
Survived by sisters-in-law Carol Funnell of Kingston, Sandra Lubenkov (Frank) of Waterloo; brother-in-law Bob Hisko of Kitchener.
Predeceased by parents Cyril and Mary Funnell, brother Bud Funnell (2009), sister-in-law Lynda Honsberger (2017), also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wayne worked at B.F. Goodrich (1966) for 17 years before joining Epton Industries (13 years), and Royal Group Technologies, Toronto (5 Years) as Manager of Health – Safety.
Wayne started his own business (Wayne’s Handiworks) in 2001 and retired in 2016.
In 2007 Wayne and Gail moved to the Stonecroft Community, New Hamburg, where Wayne assisted many friends & Neighbours with his amazing “Fix It” Talents. On December 29, 2018 Wayne was so honoured and proud to receive the first” Wayne Funnell community service award”. Wayne also served on the condo board as secretary for 2 years and then as president for 1 year.
Wayne enjoyed ball hockey, pickle Ball, walk fit, and many other hobbies too numerous to mention.
Sincere thanks to Grand River Cancer Clinic and WWLHIN (Home Care) and most of all our Stonecroft family.
Friends are invited to attend the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019 from 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at the funeral home, Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. Dave Hammer officiating. A Celebration of Life to follow at Stonecroft Community Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated (Cheques Accepted).
Personal condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca