To know and share time with Wayne Alvin Roy Montgomery was to be with a kind, generous and happy man. He savoured his days and, even more, his wife, children, grandsons and friends. Wayne died suddenly, and tragically, near Chase, B.C. on January 3, 2023

Wayne and Trudy Nicol married in 1966 and have had decades of embracing life as they raised their children and delighted in each grandson’s arrival, and in each other’s companionship as they travelled to distant places, boated and camped. And when they looked at each other in their elder years, their family and friends knew Wayne still saw the pretty, vivacious 15-yr-old he’d first met and Trudy saw her amiable handsome 19-yr-old old drummer.

Hockey was Wayne’s sports love, and from 1977 to 2012, he lived and breathed Old Timer hockey, first with the Port Coquitlam’s Coachmen and the Chuggers, then in Kamloops with several league teams plus what he called the ‘most fun Friday Noon Goons.’ He was a fervent and faithful Canucks fan, supportive of them, even when they lost.

Wayne graduated from Kamloops High in 1961 and began his forty-year career in the bearing and transmission industry. At the age of 60, he joined Trudy in real estate in Kamloops until his retirement in 2011.

Wayne leaves a family mourning our loss of him: Soulmate Trudy, his dear son Jason, wife Nicole and grandsons Alton and Boston; his cherished daughter Tanya Giles, husband Kevin and grandsons Kaden, Tristan and Makai; his sister Sharon Howe; and his in-laws, Sharon and Wayne Nicol and Lynne Stonier-Newman and Brian Newman. as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Vera and Monty Montgomery of Valleyview.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held in the Spring.

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13 Tributes

  1. Roger Downie
    Posted January 11, 2023 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Heartfelt condolences to the entire Montgomery clan. Madeline & I have known Wayne since our Coquitlam days and later on here in Kamloops and a brief stint at the Gateway on Shuswap Lake. Fond memories of Wayne offering up traditional Boxing Day custom turkey sandwiches. Wayne provided for his family and always supported his Trudy. We are devastated by this loss, and we trust in the family to gather around Trudy in her time of grief. May all the family heal with the memories that Wayne helped create. Roger & Madeline Downie

  2. Lies Benedict
    Posted January 12, 2023 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    We like send our sincere condolences to the Montgomery family. Tanya, we are so sorry and Tristan, a big hug. John & Lies Benedict.

  3. Gerry Fabbro
    Posted January 12, 2023 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Trudy and family -our deepest condolences for your loss. Wayne was true gentleman ,and an inspiration. During the years that we played old timers ( the Chuggers) hockey,Wayne was the “rock “ on defence.Always very up beat. I was sorry to have lost contact with Wayne .I can still see him with that beautiful big laugh. A wonderful mans man.Trudy , you and your family will have many beautiful memories.God bless. Gerry / Sharon Fabbro

  4. Heidi Cassell
    Posted January 12, 2023 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    My Mother, Wendy Cassell sends her sincere condolences to Trudy and the rest of the family for this heartbreaking loss. Know that you are in her thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Richard brown
    Posted January 13, 2023 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Trudy I am so sorry to hear about Wayne’s accident. Unreal.I first meet Wayne at Scott Paper when he was our bearing expert. We became friends after that and Marg and I had some good times with both of you. Trudy as you know Wayne was a great man. Hope you are OK. Regards. Richard Brown

  6. Julie Flowerdew
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Remembering Wayne with a twinkle in his eye, enjoying playing bridge. He will be missed and my heart feels for you Trudy, and your family.
    Warm regards

  7. Trudy
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Richard thanks very much for caring and
    remembering Wayne. Elaine and Jim were
    also with all of us. Please know Wayne and I
    were so pleased to know the two of you found
    each other. Be well and love to you both.

  8. Trudy
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    So good to see your name, Julie
    and thanks for your words. Yes he
    did have a twinkle on his eyes. Be

  9. Trudy
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much, Roger and
    Madeline, for your loving thoughts.
    Your words bring comfort and mean a
    lot to me. Be well and we’ll let you
    know when we’ll be celebrating Wayne
    and his life in the Spring. We need you
    there with us.

  10. Trudy
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much, Lies. Your words truly do
    bring comfort and I’ll pass your thoughts onto
    the Giles and in particular, Tristan. Knowing others
    care helps us through this time.

  11. Trudy
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Gerry and Sharon. Thanks so much for your
    condolences. It means a lot to know old friends
    still remember Wayne and care. He was indeed
    a classy guy. Be well.

  12. Trudy
    Posted January 16, 2023 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Thank you.

  13. Margaret (Strom)
    Posted January 18, 2023 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Wayne will be missed by many, especially your loving wife, Trudy. I send my love and support to you, Trudy.

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