In Loving Memory

Wayne Bertil Lax


April 7, 1940 - August 27, 2017


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Papa, brother and uncle.

Wayne passed away at the Lake of The woods district hospital after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side.

He leaves to mourn his wife Glynda, his children, Michael, Gaelyn, Joyelle,  Melody (Chris) his loving sister Joyce Roller, his grandchildren, Charity, Alexa (Jamie) Tano (Mariah) Jade (Scott) Brodey, Lillie, David-Wayne and Avery, Sisters in-law Leatrice Chmeliuk, Eunice Bourcier and brother in-law Pat Comber. He had a special place in his heart for nieces Margaret (Steve), Elizabeth and nephews Jimmy and Brian. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that he cherished dearly.

And his best buddies Russell Havill and Gary Popadanitz ( The three Musketeers )

He was predeceased by his bother Alan, his Mother Maude, His father Arvid, brother Merril, nephew Terry, great nephew Steven, his brother in-law Herb Roller,

Mother in-law Betty and Doug Amos, father in-law Gordon Comber, brothers in-law Harry Chmeliuk and Louis Bourcier.


Wayne grew up In the Lakeside area and  attended Southward School, he then started working at a young age as a telegram boy, worked in construction and briefly worked at the Kenora police station as a guard, and a local taxi driver for over 25 years where he was highly respected by his customers.

He was on the board of KACL and volunteered for people first. He was also on the board for CMHA, of which he was a strong advocate and avid survivor.

Wayne loved life and was a caring and loving man, he always expressed his greetings with a unique sense of humour. He faced many struggles in his life  but still remained the strongest man we know. Papa Wayne was a huge support to all of his family and friends.


Thank you to all our Dad's attending Physicians, Nursing staff and attendants at  Lake of the Woods district Hospital. We appreciate all you have done in caring for our father.

All the staff at KACL with a special thank you to Marlene and Diane.

Thank you to the staff at Paramed and a special thank you to Barb and Rose.                                                                                                                                                             


A service of Remembrance will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11am from Alcock Funeral Home in Keewatin ON, 821 St. Clair Street. 

In lieu of flowers please make donation to People First of KACL in memory of Wayne Lax


Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.