October 29, 2021
Desmond Payne passed away at Saanich Peninsula Hospital at 11:45 pm on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at the age of 92 with his wife by his side.
Desmond is predeceased by Brother Russell and Sister Shirley.
Desmond is survived by his loving wife Shirley June Payne, of 74 years. They were married in Ottawa, Ontario on December 3rd, 1947. Desmond will be missed and lovingly remembered by his son Spencer Thomas Payne, daughter Tracy Ann Payne, daughter-in-law
Cathryn Hoydal-Payne, grandchildren Jason, Tyler, Ashley, Nicholas, and Christopher as well as his great grandsons Desmond and Rhodes.
Desmond was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1929. He spent his career working for Labatts Brewery and he cared deeply for his family and many friends.
Desmond enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, and participating in various other sports. Desmond’s Christian faith was very important to him, especially throughout the final years of his life.
Upon the request of Desmond, no memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) of Canada. Desmond was particularly fond of MFPA and found their stories of resiliency to be deeply inspirational.
Desmond’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital’s palliative care unit who worked tirelessly to provide Desmond with comfortable and compassionate end of life care.
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