|Wayne passed away at his home on October 31, 2022 surrounded by his girls. Right where he wanted to be, after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer.
Wayne was a builder. A builder of the community, a builder of a tight knit family, a builder of life-long friendships and a builder of a successful business. Everything he built was built with a kind, humble generous heart which can be seen through years of volunteering and advising for many organizations and committees including the local fire department, the Lucknow Kinsmen, Lucknow Minor sports, Spruce the Bruce, Music in the Fields as well as several insurance industry advisory boards in his career as owner of McDonagh Insurance Brokers Ltd where he worked proudly for the last 38 years.
Wayne leaves behind his loving wife, Lynn, 4 daughters Breanne (Chase) Chapman, Hilary (Brock) Gignac, Robin (Mason) Lippold, Bailey (Josh) Dyjack. His grand children who “Papa” loved deeply, Blake, Addison, Brett, Riley, Wells & Aubree. His loving Parents, Barry & Betty McDonagh. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mike & Kim McDonagh, Tracey & Steve Simpson, Rick & Tammy Taylor, Brian Taylor and many nieces and nephews, their families and many extended family members who he held close to his heart.
Wayne was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Margaret & Bill Taylor as well as his brother-in-law Brad Taylor.
Wayne will not only be missed by his family but so many others whose life he impacted throughout his journey.
Visitation will be held at the Lucknow Community Centre on Friday November 4, 2022 from 5-8 PM and on Saturday November 5, 2022 from 1-2:30 PM followed by a celebration of Wayne’s life at 3 PM. Casual attire is fine- Wayne would want you to come in whatever you were comfortable.