Born In: Sydney
Passed on: January 29th, 2013
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, Wayne Galbraith passed away quickly and peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Grace (Libbey) and the late Alexander Galbraith.
For nearly 30 years, he was employed by Sydney Steel, until his retirement. A past president of the Sydney Kinsmen Club, Wayne served proudly for over 25 years, participating in many fundraising activities, including the building of the Horizon Achievement Centre. He took great joy in his time as sponsoring chairman to the 587 Whitney Pier Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, where his two eldest children were members, and he was known to many others as “Papa Wayne”. If you asked him how many children he had in the squadron, he would smile and answer, “A hundred and thirty-seven.” He was also a proud supporter of the YMCA and the Autism Society of Cape Breton.
Besides his father, Wayne was predeceased by a son at birth and his common-law wife, Marlene MacIsaac.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his children, Erica (Richard), Tyler and Robert; grandchildren, Donovan, Shanna, Alexis and Jayda; and his ex-wife and good friend, Paula.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A gathering of family and friends, to remember Wayne and share stories in his memory, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Horizon Achievement Centre, 780 Upper Prince St., Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Autism Society of Cape Breton, 28 Hillview Avenue, Sydney, NS, B1P 2H4 or Palliative Care, P.O. Box 561, Sydney, NS, B1P 6H4.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.