Minnett, Wayne - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Minnett, Wayne


1943 - 2023

Wayne and I met in Gr. 13 at EHS, and in July marked our 55th year of a wonderful life together. We had so much fun. He lived every day with enthusiasm and was so kind and caring to us all. Wayne loved so many things - his Lord, his teaching, his music, his garden, farming, volunteering and very especially his family: Seana, Stan, Norah & Evan, Karyn, Ken, Bec & Mitu, Kristy, Titus & Scarlett. We were all so loved. How we miss him already at every turn.

Visitation on Saturday October 21, 2023 starting at 1:00 p.m. onward at the Good Shepherd Church in Englehart. All Welcome.

Donations can be made to the:

Englehart & District Wheelchair Bus Committee

P.O. Box 914, Englehart, ON  P0J 1H0

Email Adress: nonilenart@yahoo.ca

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Isabell and family

So shocked and saddened by your loss. Our thoughts , and that of our entire family with you at this time. Take comfort in the fact that we are grieving with you, and remembering happier times together.

Joyce and Glen, October 18, 2023


So sorry to hear... sending sincere condolences to the family.

Tammy Hamelin, October 18, 2023

Isabel and family

We were so saddened when we got the news about Wayne’s passing. We will remember His gentle ,faithful ,kind spirit. We are glad to remember our last visit in your home in the spring where we enjoyed singing hymns around the piano.He made a huge impact on my life as our school principal and music teacher. What a blessing to know him personally.
We love you Isabel and will be praying for you…
Larry and Janie Pratt xoxo

Larry Pratt, October 18, 2023

The Minnett Family

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Wayne was such a talented person and willing shared his talents with the community. He will be missed. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

Anne and Claude Bougie , October 18, 2023

The Minnett family’s

Condolences and prayers for all the family members on the loss of a great gentleman. Wayne was such a kind and gentle fellow.

Andy Attwater, October 18, 2023

Isabelle and family

We were so heartbroken when we got the news about Wayne’s passing. Our family was so blessed to have known him in so many ways. Our last visit with him at our place around the piano singing songs with our grandkids will always be remembered. It was a great privilege to have known him personally. We love you a lot Isabelle and our prayers are with you and the family.

Phil & Bonnie Veley

Phil Veley, October 18, 2023

Isabel and family

My condolences to you and your family.

Henry Hamelin, October 18, 2023


Dear Isabel:
May the Lord comfort you today and every day ahead.
We thank God for the beautiful consistent testimony that Wayne and you have been for many years.
One day you will enjoy each other's presence again. Praise the Lord for His wondrous work accomplished at Calvary!

Murray and Martha

Murray and Martha Pratt , October 18, 2023

Isabell and Family

My deepest condolences in the passing of Wayne.
He was a very caring and kind colleague who always pushed for the best in his students. They loved and respected him.
Wayne brought great joy to the school and I know his community.
I have fond memories of him as my colleague.
Rest in Peace , Wayne.
Warm wishes to you Isabel,

Linda Knight, October 18, 2023

Isabelle and family

Please accept our deepest condolences on Wayne's passing. He will be greatly missed by many people. May your happy memories bring you peace and comfort.
Clare and Sharon (Hughes) Elliott

Sharon Elliott, October 18, 2023

Minnett Family

Wayne was a kind and caring gentleman who gave freely of himself to help others. Most often this was through his gift of music. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the Minnett family.

Jo-Anne Farmer, October 19, 2023

Isabell and family.

Isabell and family. I will Miss Wayne he was not only a teacher of mine in public school but I will always remember how he always would stop and chat when we met out on the street in later years. I am sadend to hear of his passing how ever know that we are all greaving at the loss with you. rip.

Mich Verrier, October 19, 2023

Aunt Isabell and all the family

When I think of Uncle Wayne so many memories come flooding in. I remember him coming to our house with his new skidoo, shopping for a new dress for the wedding, Uncle Wayne and Aunt Isabell moving into the little house nearby, Uncle Wayne coming to Charlton public school to give us a music class. I even remember the song he taught us, “Jack was every inch a sailer”. I remember him at so many church and family occasions. I was always happy to say that he was my uncle. He was so kind and generous and a man of God. He will be greatly missed! Our sincere condolences and love to the family.

Wayne and Grace Aldred, October 19, 2023

Isabel and family!

Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss! Wayne will always be remembered for his quiet demeanour and his willingness to share his wonderful musical talent. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Bob and Anne, October 19, 2023

Isabel and family

I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family.

Carla Drury, October 19, 2023

Wayne minnett

Our deepest sympathies. Wayne was a humble man, always putting the needs of others above his own. He loved his Lord first, his family a close second, and gave himself 100% to service. He brought joy, peace, comfort, and inspiration to us all with his music. He challenged us all with his service, humility, and joy in simple things. He demonstrated how to live a life of Christian service, showing your faith in a loving God by loving others. He will be sorely missed.

Tom and Susan Verhoog, October 19, 2023

Isabelle & Families

I was sorry & shocked to hear of Wayne's passing. You both were always there to give encouragement when needed. Glad we saw you both at church before his passing. The Lord strengthen you, Isabelle & girls. Love & hugs

Alberta, October 19, 2023


My prayers and thoughts are with the family in this difficult time. My Deepest Condolences!

Jeffrey Thompson , October 19, 2023

Isabel and family

My heart aches for you... It is a tremendous loss for family and all who loved and cared for Wayne. Words are so inadequate. Thinking of you with love.

Patricia Mills, October 19, 2023

the Minnett family

Our deepest sympathy at this time. Every single encounter I had with Mr. Minnett resulted in laughter! What a wonderful human being he was! He will be missed by so many. Praying for you all.

Dan and Cindy (Field) Elwes, October 19, 2023

Isabelle and family

I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I send my deepest condolences, prayers and hugs to you and the family

Sandra Loiselle , October 19, 2023

Isabell and family

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Wayne was such a kind, and gentle soul. So many good memories of sitting at Thornloe Crossroads watching him bring the music to life…such magic in his hands on a keyboard. Also his quiet humour and that twinkle in his eye that reminded me so much of my Dad’s.

Marg Peebles, October 19, 2023

Isabel and family

Our deepest sympathies to you all! Wayne, Mr. Minnett to me, has left us with so many fond memories! He was a great teacher in grades 7 and 8 in Savard! Also our music teacher! His piano playing was superb! Loved by so many for so many things! He will be very missed ! Love and hugs to you all!

Lois and Todd Heard, October 19, 2023

Aunt Isabell and Family

We're so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Wayne was such a special man. Thinking of you often during this difficult time and praying for the Lord's comfort.

Bethany Ollila , October 19, 2023


So thankful to have had Uncle Wayne in our lives. Isabell, you and Wayne were a wonderful example of marriage. I second all that has been said, but also add the fierceness of loyalty and care he had to each of you. I think you will find in each other the traits he shared by example. Much love, care and prayer for the days ahead.

Don and Linda (Minnett) Bowden, October 19, 2023

Minnet family

Minnet family. So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. So comforting he is with his Savour. Wayne was a wonderful Chfistian man. He will be missed!

Helen Slater, October 19, 2023

Isabelle, Seana, Karyn, Kristy and families

Words are unable to describe the pain you are all feeling right now. Uncle Wayne was a truly special soul who was kind, warm, and gentle. I will always cherish the memories I have of “Mr. Minnett’s” music class, and one-on-one lessons to practice for the music festivals. Deepest condolences to you all, during this very difficult time.

Erin Minnett, October 19, 2023

Isabell and family

So sorry to hear this… he was a great teacher and principal. I’m often telling my kids ( now adults) what my teacher/principal did when l was in grade 8. I learned lots from him .️

Lisa Tufts , October 19, 2023

Aunt Isabell and Family

We are so sad to hear of Uncle Waynes passing and are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Its a comfort to know he is now in heaven.

Ben and Olya Ollila, October 19, 2023

The Minnett Family.

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news about Wayne's sudden passing. Wayne was truly a wonderful, caring and loving man. I'll never forget him, and I'll miss him. My deepest condolences to the whole family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, during this sad and difficult time. Sending my love, and hugs to all of you today. God Bless. Love, Carolee, and family. ️

Carolee Lussier, October 19, 2023

Wayne Minnett

My condolences to you and your family.

Melody MacPherson Allen, October 19, 2023

Isabell and Family

Dear Isabell: We were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Wayne's passing. He was such a kind, intelligent, respectful and thoughtful man, and most importantly a devoted father, and your soulmate! We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, but remembering with gratitude our recent autumn lunch (and camaraderie) at your beautiful home. I know you are surrounded by love and community, and although I cannot be there in person, please know that you are very much in my thoughts. With love and deepest sympathy from Tony and I, and the entire Semple Family.

Esther Semple, October 19, 2023

Minnett family

Deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Although I only knew him to say ‘hello’ around town, my children spoke highly of him as a teacher. May the Lord give you strength during this difficult time.

Debbie Veerman, October 19, 2023

Isabelle and family

We were very saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. We take comfort in knowing Wayne is safe in the arms of Jesus and we will all meet again. Remembering fondly time spent with my cousins at Uncle Art & Aunt Bernice's home during the summer. Praying God will comfort you and surround you with his peace. Love Elizabeth &Dennis Bodden

Dennis Bodden , October 19, 2023

Isabel and family

Our deepest condolences he lived life to the fullest and he will be missed

Kerry and Carmen Walton, October 19, 2023

Isabelle and family

So sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing! My deepest condolences to you and your family! So sorry for your loss! xo

Cathy Poupore, October 19, 2023

Isabell and family

On behalf of myself and my family I extend our deepest sympathy to each and every one of you at this time...and may God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you....Wayne was always kind to us southerners who moved back in Savard ...in the day at the school even to my youngest just a little guy at the time....
Liz Zavitz & Billy & Bobby Zavitz

Liz Zavitz , October 20, 2023


Isabelle, I am so sad to hear about Wayne’s passing. I was just thinking about you the other day, and wondering how you were doing. Wayne was such a nice person. Very kind to me when I stayed with you at your home. All my sympathy, love Patsy Sherrard.

Patsy Sherrard, October 20, 2023

Isabel and family

We are so sorry to hear that Wayne has passed. He was a gentle soul, and I respected and trusted his quiet strength. Our condolences to all of you from Rick and I.

Lisa Widdup, October 20, 2023

Isabel and family

So saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Wayne. He was was such a kind soul. A person that when you met him you could feel the kindness in his soul.
Wayne gave our Mother the peace, love and forgiveness that stayed with her until her final days.
Our condolences to Isabel and family.

Jackie Middleton, October 20, 2023

Isabelle Seana, Karyn, Kristy and families

We are so saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.

Mark and Brenda Lamb , October 20, 2023

Karen and family

So sorry for your loss sending prayers and condolences to your family he will be greatly missed he was a wonderful friend my he rest in peace

Georgette Alberta , October 20, 2023

Isbell and family

So sorry for your loss sending prayers and condolences to your family he will be greatly missed he was a wonderful friend my he rest in peace

Georgette Alberta , October 20, 2023


Psalms 34:18: The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Lillie Zacarias , October 20, 2023

Isabell and her family

I feel so sad for you all. My heart wanted to be in Englehart to give you a hug.
Wayne was a true gentle man with lots of special skills but especially his God given talent for music. He will be missed.
His victory is won, all battles are over and he is at rest with Jesus. Glory Hallelujah to the Lord.
With our love and prayers,
George and Eleanor.

George & Eleanor Duncan, October 20, 2023

Isabell and Family

We are so sorry to hear this news. Wayne was such a kind, loving man who always took time to care about and encourage others, including us. It was a privilege to know him. We are praying for you. With love from Nathan, Alaina, Tanaeya, Avelyn, Kerianne and Lachlan Kring

Alaina Kring, October 20, 2023

Isabelle and Family

Dear Isabelle and Family

It was heart breaking to hear the sad news. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Minnett was an incredible person who positively influenced the lives of all of his students. He had such passion, kindness and humour that turned learning into fun.... he is the reason that we are better adults today. I will forever cherish the memories of special times at Savard Public School. From the music to him playing sports with us at recess ... there will never be another educator/Principal so invested in student success. He was truly a Champion and one of a kind. We will forever remember him. I am wishing you comfort and peace at this challenging time. May happy memories of the love and times you shared together as a family, comfort you and give you the strength to go on. Love and prayers.

Elizabeth (Betty) Moore

Elizabeth (Betty) Moore, October 20, 2023

Isabell, Seana & Stan, Karyn & Ken & Kristy and the entire family

I keep searching for the right words but they don't seem to exist.... What a wonderful man Wayne was. The list of descriptive adjective is lengthy; godly, kind, loving, caring, friendly, compassionate, intelligent, witty, humourous, musical, multi-talented, honest, forthright, dedicated, faithful, loyal, giving, generous, practical, adventurous, energetic, passionate, nature loving, thoughtful, selfless........... etc. So many memories flood our minds and our hearts of precious times we shared over the years.

Isabell, we know Wayne was your best friend, that he was as perfect for you as you were for him, a true partnership. We love you and will continue to pray for you and the entire family as you grieve this sudden and unexpected loss. May God grant you rest and comfort, dear friend. xo Nancy & Lloyd Packham

Nancy & Lloyd Packham, October 20, 2023

Minnett and family

My sympathies to the family
Such a great loss to
Our community let alone to the family
I will remember fondly the memories of him as a teacher and music teacher not just to me but also to my children
He has enriched so many lives throughout his career
May you rest in peace
Hugs to all
Gloria Edwards ( Warren)

Gloria Edwards , October 20, 2023

The family

Please accept our sincere condolences. It was always a happy experience to converse with him. We were always amazed to watch him play the piano with such heart even as he kept an eye on people entering the room.

Doug & Debbie Yade, October 20, 2023

The Minnett family

My heart sank hearing the new. My sincere condolences to you all. He was such a wonderful person and he will be miss by many.

Trueman Macdonald , October 20, 2023

Isabelle and Family

Mr Minnett will always be remembered by so many people for an array of things. I remember having him as 4/5 grade teacher and all the brightness he brought to school with him. His passion of music and teaching combined. Often his lessons were accompanied by a song or a keyboard melody. He touched so many peoples hearts and saw the good in everyone. Although he is gone he leaves behind a maze of memories that he will live on in. Although the road is hard Isabelle know that all of our thoughts are with you. He was a remarkable man. May he rest in peace. Good-bye Mr Minnett

Amy Bullock, October 20, 2023

Isabell and family

Expressing our sincere condolences to you, on the homecall of Wayne. One day soon, there will be a happy reunion. May the Lord comfort you, and encourage you.

Randy and Evie Rodgers (nee Marshall), October 21, 2023

Isabell and family

Dear Isabell
My heart cries for you . Was so saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved husband , Wayne .
Our most sincere and deepest condolences goes out to you and your family . May God keep you and sustain during this difficult time .
Much love Camille & Mark

Camille , October 21, 2023

Kristy and family

I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I remember him as a vibrant and kind man with a twinkle in his eye. I’m thinking of you in this difficult time.

Sarah Perrin, October 21, 2023

Isabelle and family

Our condolences in hearing of the passing Wayne, cherish the memories.

Sherwin & Peggy Knight, October 21, 2023


Dear Isabell. Our family knows something of the sorrow you have in losing such a soulmate as Wayne. Would to God that we might comfort you in some degree as you have often given comfort to us at similar times in the past! May God grant rest to Waynes soul and give you peace!
John Light and girls.

John Light, October 21, 2023


My thoughts are with you. Wayne was an inspiration to us all by his life of service. I’m certainly not alone in having many good memories of him quietly playing the piano at church for so many years whether there was a large or small number in the congregation. Always a friendly word whenever we met. He will be dearly missed. Do keep in touch.

Ron Edwards, October 21, 2023

Isabell & family

Dear Isabell & family, oh darn and so sad to hear of Wayne's passing -

As we have shared by email/text/cards - the beautitul memories I have as a child in the little one room Ingram schoolhouse, your light blue truck, you and Wayne so giving of your time and taking all the Bakhuis children to a fair.... we are so blessed to have you both in our lives.

Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers of comfort. Love You Cathy xoxo

cathy bakhuis, October 21, 2023

Isabel and Family

We just learned today from our family in New Liskeard about the passing of dear Wayne. We are deeply saddened for all of you family members and the many in the area who held this man is such high esteem. My first memory of Wayne comes from music festival time when he accompanied singers from the Charlton area. His distinctive walk up to the piano and his musical style embedded themselves in my memory. Then on the occasions when we were visitors are Thornloe Baptist church, our hearts were warmed by that same style as he smiled warmly from the piano bench as he played. He was a great contributor to so much ministry and will be greatly missed. May your assurance of him being in the loving arms of His Saviour bring you comfort even as your own hearts ache with his absence. You are much in our thoughts and prayers.

Garry and Rosemary Schubert, October 21, 2023

Isabel and Family

We are sorry to hear that Wayne has passed away. He would always take the time to say hello when ever we would meet. He will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to all. God Bless.

Dean and Theresa Black, October 21, 2023

Isabell & Family

Dear Isabell,
I am so sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. Our connection has been through the piano classes at the Temiskaming Festival of Music. I always enjoyed seeing both of you in supporting the students. There will definitely be a huge void but I trust that your faith, family & friends will be there when you most need them. My deepest condolences. Christ be with you.

Deborah Bandy, October 22, 2023

Isabelle and Family

So sad to hear of Mr. Minette's loss. I'll always remember my dsys at Savard Public. Isabelle, your and Wayne's contribution to education made a difference in my life.

Tracie Howieson , October 22, 2023

Isabelle and the Minnett family

I remember him as my piano teacher in Englehart in the 60’s , and the first ever snowmobile ride I ever had after the music lesson down the back alley…that machine would be a collector’s item today. He was certainly a very nice man. Sympathies to you all, from my wife and me.

Thomas Burton& Ginette Dussault, October 22, 2023

The Minnett Family

My condolences to your family.

Sonja S, October 25, 2023

Kristy, Isabel, and family

I'm praying for you all during this difficult time. Asking
for comfort, strength, and the deep and abiding hope that we have in Christ.

With love,

Rachel Herman, October 25, 2023

Isabell & Family

We have many good memories of Wayne.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Dianne and Serge

Dianne and Serge, October 25, 2023

The Minnett Family

So sorry for your loss, he was a magnificent human being. What love he shared to you all xoxox

Les, Ali and Noel , October 31, 2023

Isabelle and family

My sincere condolences Isabel and all your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all ️

Lise (Laurin) Lachapelle

Lise Lachapelle , October 31, 2023

The Minette Family

I wish the family sympathy and Wayne was my music teacher in Charlton School. He was devoted to Church, Music and his Students he had. RIP Wayne! Resting in the arms of Jesus!

Sandra , November 1, 2023

Isabelle, Kristy and family

Sympathies for your loss. Mr. Minnett was a kind and musical man! I know that he will be missed.

Megan Fortier, November 19, 2023