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Jerald Wayne Hoobanoff

October 12, 1953 - December 24, 2019

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Jerald Wayne Hoobanoff October 12, 1953 – December 24, 2019

Wayne Hoobanoff passed away in the early hours of December 24, 2019 after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

Wayne was born on October 12, 1953 in Nelson, BC. He lived in Nelson most of his life and kept that as his home base when he was on leave from his dream job as sound engineer for Princess Cruise Lines. A job that took him all over the world for 20 years.

Wayne was a devoted brother, uncle and friend to many whose paths he crossed and will be sadly missed.

He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Violet Hoobanoff. He is survived by his sisters Darlene (Thomas) Doerksen and Lori (Charlie) Hebert, four nieces, Shauna, Erin, Melissa and Sarah and one grandnephew, Holden.

We would like to thank his home care, doctors, nurses and staff at Kootenay Lake and Kelowna hospitals for the care and comfort they provided during his stays.

A celebration of life is planned to be held in Nelson, BC in the spring of 2020.

Donations in memory of Wayne can be made at…

  • British Columbia Cancer Foundation   150 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1   www.bccancerfoundation.com   /   604.707.5917

And / Or…

  • Grizzly Bear Foundation   310 – 1529 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1   www.grizzlybearfoundation.com   /   1.888.542.1798

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Esther Lorusso-Campese
Relation: Long Time Friends Neighbours where we grew up for Years!

I am So sorry Lori & Darlene & Families. I had some great times with Wayne & His Family. Always such a Sweet Kind Guy. Lori Darlene I always Cherished the times I spent at your Family Home Amazing Parents! FAMILY! HUGS Lori Thinking of You through this very difficult time. & Darlene. Wayne Will be missed cherish the great memories.

From: Bruce Burbank
Relation: best friend growing up in Nelson.

So sad to only just now hear of Wayne’s death. He was my best friend growing up during the teen years in Nelson and I had many “sleepovers” up at Gore St. and he at my house on Silica. My condolences to Darlene and Lori and I remember you both fondly from “back in the day”. Glad Wayne and I were able to meet and have a beer more recently when I was back in Nelson and so sorry I missed him when I was in Nelson this past summer. He was always fun, positive, and of course passionate about music and all things related. He was a great friend.
Bruce Burbank

From: Leah Nelson
Relation: Friend

Dear Lori and Family, We are so sad to hear of the loss of your dear brother Wayne. Heartfelt condolences to you all. So many wonderful memories of being at your place, or our place, in our ‘hood. We became very dear friends for many decades, and I was thrilled when he got his dream job! We’d see him sometimes when he was home. He was such a sweet guy, and I loved to hear him share his adventures of his travels etc. I would have been there for him, if I had known about his health battle…Love and Light!! Leah (Kettlewell) Nelson and Family

From: Don Walker
Relation: musical cohort , mate at sea , pls let me know of his Celebration , thx

Hello , I’m Don Walker , I helped Wayne get hired to Princess Cruises as I worked for Princess as a musician for 20 yrs myself, and have friends in the head office. Wayne and I worked on the ships together several times . I have been working on the coast and only heard Wayne is gone now , so sorry to hear it.
Wayne was highly valued at Princess and often was sent to a ship to remedy a situation , the shows are highly computerized now so the job requires those skills and most importantly “good ears” . Wayne excelled on the job and in the ship ” social scene ” for sure . He was always up for hanging out and having fun. He lived large at sea , I can assure and enjoyed his job and life. I recorded at his studio in Nelson too. Well done Wayne .

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Donations in memory of Wayne can be made at…

  • British Columbia Cancer Foundation   150 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1   www.bccancerfoundation.com   /   604.707.5917

And / Or…

  • Grizzly Bear Foundation   310 – 1529 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1   www.grizzlybearfoundation.com   /   1.888.542.1798

Thank You Notice

We would like to thank his home care, doctors, nurses and staff at Kootenay Lake and Kelowna hospitals for the care and comfort they provided during his stays.

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BELLAFLORA STUDIO
621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592
http://www.bellaflorastudio.com

GEORAMA GROWERS
2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797
https://www.georamagrowers.com/

POSIES
Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222
https://www.posiesnelson.com/

 

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