MCMILLAN, Wayne Kenneth McMillan - Wayne went to be with the Lord with family by his side at Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry on January 13, 2023 in his 83rd year.
Wayne was born in Oshawa on March 17, 1940 to Meredith (Pat) and Evelyn McMillan (nee Glide).
Wayne married his “best buddy” Irene (Tineke) in 1958 and they were married for 59 years when she passed in 2017.
Cherished father of Patti McMillan (Victor Bourgeois), Susie McMillan (Al Brouwer), and Michele McMillan (Jesse Stewart). Proud Grandpa of Randi (Kris), Kelsie (Jeff), Dakota, Parker, Grace, and Dinnon and Great-Grandpa of Luca, Eleanor, Piper, and Winnie.
Loving brother-in-law to Gwen McMillan, Edna Buma, Jennie Mast, and Marinus Visser. Predeceased by his siblings, Meredith (Ruth), George (Betty), Marie Howe (Jim), and Jack as well as inlaws Pete Buma, Jan and Flossie Bolhuis, Cora Visser, Leo Lootsma, and Andrew Mast. Dear friend to Graciela Taylor. Friend, IT guy, and handyman to many residents at Durham Christian Homes, Hope Fellowship Church, and the larger Oshawa/Whitby community.
Always one to take on new challenges, Wayne worked at a variety of jobs within General Motors (GM), including being one of the first people to work on computers. Recognizing that they were going to be the way of the future, Wayne was the first person in the neighbourhood to have a home computer.
Working as a programmer and systems analyst, he moved over to EDS when they took over the Information Technology portion of GM’s operations.
Wayne was a person who made friends wherever he went–at work, at church, in the community, or while traveling. He was known as “the IT guy” within the Durham Christian Homes community, where he was regularly called upon to fix his friends’ computers, phones, laptops, tablets, and televisions. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and would work tirelessly until he found a solution.
He will be dearly missed by his family and his many friends.
Visitation at MOUNT LAWN CEMETERY , 21 Garrard Rd, Whitby on Saturday January 21 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by a private interment for the family. Friends and family welcome to a celebration of life to be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday January 21 at Durham Christian Homes, 200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby.
Memorial donations to the Oak Ridges Hospice would be appreciated in recognition of the excellent care they took of Wayne in his final days.