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Wayne Tizzard

Tizzard, Wayne

February 9, 2024

In Loving Memory of WAYNE ARTHUR TIZZARD It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Wayne Arthur Tizzard, cherished partner of the late Diane Perron, at his home in Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the age of 85.

Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wayne leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth that will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew him. Wayne is survived by his children: Barry (Victoria), Kathy (Bill), Joy, and Monica (Lee). He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren: Dustin (and his daughter Faith), Sharon (Jay, and their children Oliver & Will), Merissa (Tyler and their children Hudson and Hayden), Lacey (and her children Caley & Zoey), Steven (Chelsea, and their children Paxton & Skylar), and Baylee (Mike & grandpup Sanchez). Wayne also leaves behind his special friend, Debbie, and countless others who were touched by his kindness.

Born on a stone boat in 1938 in Edgerton, Wayne’s journey led him through various towns and cities in Alberta. At the age of 12, he joined the cadets, a decision that later paved the way for his service in the army reserve. Wayne’s early years were marked by his inventive spirit for making money and a deep passion for playing football. His commitment to the reserves and the skills acquired there directed him to pursue engineering at SAIT in Calgary, ultimately shaping his lifelong professional career at Underwood & Maclellan Associates (UMA) in surveying. After meeting his then wife in 1958 and working in Pincher Creek, Sparwood and Calgary, the family settled and made their home in Lethbridge where their children were raised. When he wasn’t working surveying, he was working on his boat so that he could take the kids out on the lake. Remarkably, over several decades, Wayne dedicated over 40 years to the same company, a testament to his unwavering work ethic.

Wayne’s life took a beautiful turn in 1980 when he met Diane in Esmeraldas. A few years later, they established their home together, a haven that would be Wayne’s sanctuary until his final moments. Their doors were always open to those in need, and their home became a welcoming space for countless cherished visits from children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Wayne delighted in sharing his wealth of stories with them, leaving a lasting impact on each fortunate listener. His calendar was marked by numerous graduations and weddings of beloved family members.

Wayne will be dearly missed and forever remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A private Celebration of Life will be held in his honour. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca).