Appleby, Wayne Borden

It is with deep sadness that the family announces that Wayne Appleby passed away peacefully with his sister by his side, on August 20, 2021 at the Elizabeth Centre at the age of 77.  Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wayne was the son of the late Borden & Jess Appleby both predeceased, brother of Kenneth, predeceased (Myrna) Appleby and survived by his sister Joan (Howard) Riles. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, Suzanne (Eric) Middaugh, Randy (Helen) Riles, Sherry (John) Lewis, Tracy (Rene) Gagnon, Todd (Amy) Appleby, Troy (Kory) Appleby and Tammy Appleby. Wayne was very passionate about his photography and enjoyed taking many pictures of all things, and his pictures were sold all around world.   He loved taking pictures of all different kinds of flowers, plants and landscapes.  Wayne moved to St John’s Newfoundland where he worked for the government in the unemployment section and absolutely loved the island (the rock).  His dog Midnight was the light of his life. In 1983 he suffered a tragic accident and had to move to Ontario to be with his family.  In 2004 Wayne moved to Sudbury where he spent the rest of his years with his sister and her family.  Wayne and Joan loved traveling back to St John’s so he could visit his favorite place on earth.  They loved whale watching and searching for the ice burgs that floated into the bay. He was a resident of the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron, and we would like to send a special thank you to all of the nurses and PSW that took very good care of Wayne on a daily basis.  Your love and support were greatly appreciated. His sister Joan will be taking him back home to North Sydney, Nova Scotia where he will be buried beside his parents at the Lakeside Cemetery.


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  1. It was with sadness that I learned of Wayne’s death. His sister Joan was kind enough to phone me and let me know of Wayne’s demise. Wayne and I were good friends from when we first met in Grade 10 at Prince of Wales College in St. John’s. He got me interested in military aircraft and we also shared the love of photography. We used to kid each other about which one of us took the better pictures. Wayne was a fun loving person who always saw the best in everyone. After his accident he went to Ontario but we kept in touch via letters until he could no longer write. He will be missed as he has been missed by Tish and myself since he moved away.

    By: Tish and Dale LeGrow
    August 31, 2021

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