Wayne Gilroy 1943 — 2020

Wayne Gilroy

May 31, 1943 – December 21, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles “Wayne” Gilroy on December 21, 2019 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House where he was surrounded by family and close friends.

Wayne was born on May 31, 1943 in Red Deer, Alberta and spent much of his early years hopscotching all over B.C.  His young adult years were spent mainly in Chilliwack, Merritt and Vancouver where he met his wife Carol.  They eventually settled in Kamloops where they raised their 2 children, Richard and Michelle.

Wayne spent his early working life as a heavy duty mechanic and later moved into equipment sales working at Interior Diesel, Ritchie Brothers and finally taking a leap to become a founding partner of Woodland Equipment. 

Wayne was a very hard worker and truly valued the relationships he had with his customers and the companies he represented.

Predeceased by his parents John and Marie Gilroy, Wayne is survived by his wife of 52 years Carol, his son Richard Gilroy (Kristy) and daughter Michelle Grice (Tom).

He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Logan & Jackson Gilroy and Carter, Paige & McKenna Grice.

Wayne had an unforgettable personality and a unique sense of humour that will forever be remembered by his friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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3 Tributes

  1. Laura T
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    I worked for Wayne and George for a number of years. Wayne was a wonderful person and this news is so very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP Wayne.

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Carol and family, I was very saddened to hear Wayne had passed away. I know it has been tough for you. My thoughts are with you and we will touch base when things settle for you. Our sincere condolences to you and the family.
    Barb & Merrick Morrill

  3. Jacqueline Doyle
    Posted March 7, 2020 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    So very sorry…….Just heard that Wayne had passed. Will always miss out visits when I came to Kamloops. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a great, great guy who I had the privilege to know………God Bless, Lorne and Jackie Doyle, Nakusp, B.C.

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