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Wayne Hill

March 18, 1953 ~ October 24, 2022 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Wayne was born Brian Alexander Hotzen on March 18, 1953, in Winnipeg, MB.

He soon moved to Calgary, AB where his siblings, Laurie, Virginia, Kathleen, and Jonothon were born.

He was a loving and caring big brother. In many ways, we looked up to him as the father figure we never really had over the years.

We moved around a lot growing up, never staying long in one place. This might be why he went into the trucking profession, traveling across Canada and the USA hauling his big trucks, many hours alone, driving in all sorts and types of weather conditions, he always stopped to help others who were in need in any way he could.

Wayne had a soft and gentle heart. He was very caring, helpful, and loving. He loved being on the road! He was a dedicated, hard-working, honest gentle soul with a big heart.

Wayne loved visiting with his nieces and nephews. He would let them climb up into the cab of his truck or onto his motorcycle. He loved them all, loved visiting with them or taking them for drives.

Wayne had a daughter first and then a son. His son has been by his side since relocating to BC.

Wayne was the first nephew for his 2 aunts in MB. They are in their 80’s now and still speak highly of him as do his siblings, friends, and acquaintances.

He was an honest, kind, helpful, hard-working, and dedicated worker. He owned his own businesses over the years and loved being able to write a paycheck to his employees.

Wayne enjoyed dressing up as Santa for the food bank, handing out candy canes, and assisting for any reason.

Wayne drove to pick up his first two grandchildren and take them to MB where his then-wife loved them like her own.

Wayne also traveled on time to bring his sister, Virginia, from BC to AB with her 8-month-old son. He also traveled to pick up his sister, Laurie, to bring her to meet the family.

Wayne also enjoyed being around family when he wasn’t on the road. After a bit, he was on his way again. We all loved having him visit and are grateful for the time we got to spend with him. But we knew he loved being on his own, like a rolling stone or a lone wolf. We loved him as much as we do now.

Before Wayne’s long driving days became shortened to smaller trips, he drove one of his motorcycles from BC to AB to see all his grandchildren and let them have turns as he drove each one around the parking lot.

Wayne met his soulmate, Terry (Teresa) and they were both so happy and in love. Wayne was very protective of his sweetheart, Terry. He always has been protective in his nature. He wouldn’t stand for anyone hurting someone he knew or loved.

You would never meet a more generous, kind, loving man than our big brother, Wayne.

He is now reunited with Terry, our Mom, and several beloved dogs. They are all happy he is with them again.

Wayne leaves behind his son, Joshua, and Rita; grandchildren in Calgary; one great-grandchild; his siblings; his two aunts in MB; nephews, nieces, and other family in BC, ON, and the USA.

Many hearts are broken in remembering such a good man. His mom was very proud of him and we are too.

Wayne passed away on October 24, 2022, in Hope, BC.

A Celebration of Wayne’s Life was held on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. at Hansons Arbor Westwood Chapel at 2514 Churchill Road, West Kelowna, BC. A recording of the Celebration of Life is available below.


Celebration of Life
April 10, 2023

3:30 PM
Hansons Arbor Westwood Chapel, Churchill Road, West Kelowna


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