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In Loving Memory of

Wayne Edward Montgomery

1948-2022

Obituary of Wayne Edward Montgomery

Wayne passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday April 26, 2022 at the age of 74. In his final days, Wayne was surrounded by his family and an abundance of love. A loving and devoted father, he will be greatly missed by his children: Anne Elise (Adam Leslie), Ian (Laura) and Blair. Proud Grandpa of Eden, Asher, Silas, Lincoln, Lilah, Alex and Peyton. Wayne was a dear brother of Ron (Phyllis), Dan, and Keith (Jane), and uncle to Sonya (Burt), Mark, Jason (Lisa), Heidi, James, Scott and Jeremy. Wayne has been reunited with his parents Ted and Margaret Montgomery. He will be missed by many extended family members and friends.

Wayne is a Brock University alumnus, and proudly dedicated over 30 years teaching mathematics at Beamsville District Secondary School, all spent in the same 2nd floor classroom. He happily retired in 2001, yet continued in his love of teaching as an in-car instructor for Aapex Driving Academy, as well as supply teaching and tutoring.

One of Wayne’s greatest passions in life was music. He thoroughly enjoyed playing trumpet and was a proud member of both the Lincoln Concert Band and the Jimmy Marando Swing Band. Music gave him such joy throughout his life, a joy he shared with his whole family. Wayne also had an interest in sports. He enjoyed hockey, golf, baseball and basketball as a player, spectator, coach and umpire/referee.

Wayne’s faith was extremely important to him. Bethany Community Church was his church home for over five decades, a meaningful place of community and fellowship.

Our family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Salib of the Walker Family Cancer Centre and to Dr. Lepp for their excellent support. Also, to our brother Blair, for taking the best care of dad and for always being there to assist him in many ways through his illness.

In accordance with Wayne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Visitation and a service will be held at Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St. Louth, St. Catharines. Visiting will take place on Wednesday May 4, 2022, at 4-6pm and 7-9pm, and on Thursday, May 5 from 10:00am-10:45am. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00am. A live stream for the memorial service will be available at live.bethanycc.ca. Donations in memory of Wayne may be given to Bethany Community Church, The Niagara Life Centre, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.



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Visitation

Date: May 4, 2022
Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St. Louth, St. Catharines
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Visitation

Date: May 4, 2022
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St. Louth, St. Catharines
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Visitation

Date: May 5, 2022
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:45 am
Venue: Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St. Louth, St. Catharines
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A Celebration of Life

Date: May 5, 2022
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St. Louth, St. Catharines.

A live stream for the memorial service will be available at live.bethanycc.ca.
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Briar Kostesky
6 months ago

Our deepest condolences to ian, Anne ,Blair and family. Wayne let a mark on us all, we will remember many years of playing ball, looking for homes and listening to his music. He will be forever missed. I just know he is enjoying his new home.

Ibtisam Kelada-Sedra
6 months ago

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Ibtisam Kelada-Sedra
6 months ago

I am deeply moved by Wayne’s passing . Sad I did not see his recently to say my good . Wayne was a good friend . We offer shared soul searching conversation. I know Wayne loss will be felt by many . Anne , Ian & Blair my condolences for your great loss . He will be missed by many . I will miss him . Sammy Kelada-Sedra

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Cristyna Deas
6 months ago

I thank God every day for the blessing that is your family, Wayne; I didn’t know selflessness until I was welcomed and loved by you all. The impact Wayne left on the lives of others is profound, and may his family and friends rest assured that he continues to live on in our hearts and memories. Sending hugs, support, and strength.

A $100 donation has been made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Wayne’s memory.

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Diane Gaiser Sobkowich
6 months ago

Mr. Montgomery was one of the all time best math teachers ! He taught me math back in the 80’s at BDSS. He definitely contributed to my love of numbers . So sad, too young! My condolences from a past student .

Sarah Heywood
6 months ago

Dearest Anne, Ian and Blair and all the many people who walked with Wayne daily. We are praying that you’re comforted by the knowledge that your Dad will be fondly remembered here on earth and excitedly welcomed by our Lord and savior. I will remember his warm smile and friendly laugh. He was always showing an interest in others and demonstrated the love of Jesus so clearly.

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Bob MacKenzie
6 months ago

On behalf of Uncle Art’s branch of the MacKenzie family, please know word of Wayne’s passing with comes as sad news. My deepest condolences to Wayne’s family and my cousins. I hope you find peace and comfort during this time.

A donation has been made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Wayne’s memory.

Ann Verbeek
6 months ago

Anne Elise, Ian and Blair, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your Dad.
His love of music was so evident when he played the trumpet. It was a joy to watch! He was a kind and caring man who was genuinely concerned about others. We had some wonderful conversations over the years.
May God strengthen you all as you mourn his loss.
Ann Verbeek

A donation has been made to Niagara Life Centre in Wayne’s memory.

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Kaethe Braun
7 months ago

My dear Anne Elise, this is the 91 year old lady you used to call, “Oma” I heard the sad news about your father’s home-going! I am so sorry! I know, you will miss your dear dad! You had a really special father! Love and prayers, Kaethe Braun

Mark & Donna Townson and family
7 months ago

Blair, Ian, & Anne Elise –

From our family to yours,
Our sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing.
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

(A donation has been made to the Niagara Life Centre in his memory.)

Keith Carscadden
7 months ago

A donation has been made to the Niagara Life Centre in memory of Wayne.

Keith Carscadden
7 months ago

My longtime, talented, true friend of utmost integrity will be greatly missed. I offer my sincerest condolences to the Montgomery family.

Kelly Konkle
7 months ago

Mr Montgomery will be remembered as a fine teacher and a great person toward someone who wasn’t good at math. My condolences.

Shelley and Wayne Whitmarsh
7 months ago

Our condolences to the family. May God’s peace and strength surround you and your memories warm your hearts always. Wayne had such a beautiful soul. He’d always bring a smile with a joke and his sense of humor.

Helen Kotrus
7 months ago

Mr Montgomery was my favourite math teacher in high school. I came into his Grade 11 class having barely passed Grade 10 math and feeling like I would never understand the subject. Over the course of that year, I went from barely understanding to getting high 80’s and even some low 90’s and ended up with an average just under 80. I still knew I would never have a career as a mathematician but when I left that class, I left with such a boost in my confidence. What made the difference was that Mr Montgomery was not intimidating and was so patient. He truly exemplified what a teacher should be like. I was pleased much later on in life that I met him again at Bethany and had the opportunity to tell him how much his teaching made a difference in my life. My sincere condolences to his family. He touched the lives of hundreds of students at BDSS and we were all the better for it.

Carrie Yelle
7 months ago

Mr Montgomery is the only reason I passed grade 12 math. He worked with me tirelessly to help me learn. I recently told my daughter about him and what a good teacher and person he was. My condolences to the family. He was an amazing man and will be truly missed

Joan Ceaser
7 months ago

Wayne was a fine man and musician who I enjoyed knowing in the Lincoln Concert Band. It isn’t the same without his trumpet sound, and pleasant manner in conversation. He will be much missed. My condolences to the family and I hope many happy memories will come your way.

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