Heape, Wayne Edward

Heape: Wayne Edward

August 27, 1947-April 11, 2018

On April 11, 2018 Wayne passed away suddenly at the age of 70 from a massive heart attack.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 55 years Linda, his 3 children Lisa, Kevin (Chana) and Kirk (Lisa) and his 6 grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as “Papa Wayne”, Dana, Taylor, Carter, Sarah, Kaden and Micah.  He also leaves to mourn his sister Kathy (Al), his brother Tom (Carol), sister-in-law Evelyn and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne was born and raised in Hartney and surrounding district.  He met Linda in 1963 and they married in 1967.  Wayne and Linda raised their family in the Oak Lake area, eventually settling in Portage La Prairie where he established “Wayne Heape Trucking” which he owned and operated until his untimely death.

Always quick witted with a terrific sense of humor and full of many stories to tell.  He was a humble man with a huge heart and thought the best of everyone he met.  He is respected and loved by everyone whose lives he touched.

Never fully retired, he and Linda looked forward to travelling south every winter, where he encouraged his kids and grandkids, who he adored, to come and visit.

There will always be fond memories of his generosity and wiliness to help others.  As an entrepreneur he was number 1, always innovative with his ideas and plans.  As his kids often said “the wheels were always turning”.

Those we love don’t go away.  They walk beside us every day.  Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

A memorial reception was held in celebration of Wayne’s life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Legion in Souris, Manitoba, following a private family graveside service at the Souris & Glenwood cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:  PAWS (Portage Animal Welfare Society), 121-12th Street NE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 4A2.

26 thoughts on “Heape, Wayne Edward”

  1. Linda and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
    Donna (Kelesnik) Couvier and Dean Couvier

  2. So sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing – our sincerest sympathy is extended to Linda, Lisa, Kevin, and Kirk and their families. Wayne was a great guy – full of life with a great laugh and an infectious smile. I’m sure you have countless memories to share, and that those will help you get through this difficult time. Take care – and know that many are thinking of you in the days to come. Too soon.

  3. Linda,
    I was so saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing, you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
    Take care and please know that many of your co-workers at Stride are here for you in any way you need-please reach out to us if there’s anything we can do.
    Paul Chislitt

  4. So sorry and saddened by the news of Wayne’s passing. I know Wayne as an energetic man. He was always humming tunes when tying down his loads. Here at Hi-Tec we will miss his frequent visits. It seemed that Wayne could smell a good load of pipe from miles away. He could look at a pipe once and new exactly what kind of pipe it was including the dimensions. Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with the family.

    Ben Dueck

  5. Linda
    I was so very sorry to hear the news of Wayne’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this extremely difficult time.


  6. Linda and family,

    Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a man that stood above many. He was always willing to talk and share his knowledge. He was especially willing to talk to my sons when they were young teenagers learning the pipe business. He will also be remembered by many for his light hearted whistle as he was walking up the laneway.

  7. We have known Wayne since Linda moved to Portage to work at the Credit Union.Wayne hauled many loads of farm equipment west for us.He was always trustworthy and reliable.Every week he was either picking something up here or he stopped in to visit.Wayne was a real friend & we always looked forward to seeing him. We know he will be missed by all who knew him.We won’t be able to attend the service but extend our sincere sympathy to Linda & the family
    Bill & Florence Zettler

  8. We were so sorry to hear of your loss Linda. Wayne was such great guy! The world needs more people like him. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Linda & Family so sorry for your loss . Cherish all the beautiful memories . Lots of hugs . GAIL

  10. Linda – So very sorry to hear of Wayne’s sudden passing. Calvin always enjoyed visiting with Wayne whenever he arrived with a load of something from Manitoba!! He will be deeply missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing him.

  11. Linda & family, we are very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.
    Kerry & Chuck McGowan

  12. It is at times like this that I feel very far away from my family and friends. The wonderful words in this obituary make us remember why we liked to be around Wayne. Always so eager to laugh and joke with everyone and have a good time. I wish I could be at his memorial tomorrow but will try to get to see you(Linda) when I am home in May. My thoughts and condolences will be with you and your family.

  13. Linda and Family,
    So sorry to hear the sudden passing of Wayne. Will miss the visits with him. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Ken and Connie

  14. Linda, I am very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  15. Linda and Family
    So very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Wayne. We will treasure our memories of
    purchasing our first Red Angus females from Wayne. We always enjoyed our visits with Wayne.
    Thinking of your family at this time.
    Blair and Lois McRae

  16. Linda;
    Just seen this on facebook. We were fortunate to buy our first Red Angus from Y’all . He had a Good Eye for cattle and always liked listening to his stories and pholisphy .

  17. Linda – so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

  18. Wayne and I drove together for Transx and I enjoyed his professionalism and compaionship.

  19. Linda and Family, Wayne will be missed. Our Business relationship developed into a friendship over many years. May our memories remind us of his life well lived

  20. So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Thoughts and prayers. Bev

  21. I am very saddened to read of Wayne’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  22. Our condolences from us at D-A& sons Excavating he will be missed we had some good talks sorry for your loss prayers for you linda and your family

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