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February 22, 1943 - March 16, 2024

With heavy hearts we share the passing of much beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather in Maple Ridge.

Son of Elis (born in Olafsvik, Iceland) and Anne Brandson and big brother to sisters Judy (Jim), and Corinne (Don). As a youth growing up in Winnipeg Wayne delivered newspapers for Winnipeg Free Press with his beloved dog "Teddy." Wayne was also active in Air Cadets and later joined the Army reserve.

While working at Canadian Indemnity in the early 1960's he met the love of his life his future wife Valerie. They married in September 18,1965. Their first son Grant (Jody) was born in 1966. In 1968 Wayne became a Registered Industrial Accountant. Wayne became active in the Lions club and they braved the far north to Thompson where their second son Christopher (Nadine) was born in 1970. The family then moved to the warmer climate of Bermuda.

Wayne worked as a controller for the King Edward Hospital 1970-74. He then became Vice -President for Fidelity Management. In Bermuda he was active in the Lions Club, the Bermuda Chess association "the Bishops," and the Mariners Club. It was in Bermuda that he discovered his lifelong passion for sailing while racing IOD's loving his team "Vixen."

In 1980 Wayne and family moved to Vancouver working for the UMA group, and Canadian Equities corporation before starting his own Personal Tax and Financial advising business. Wayne became active in the Barnet Sailing Coop for twenty years and was President for three years.

Wayne was extremely proud of his Icelandic heritage and was active with the Icelandic Canadian Club for forty years contributing to casino nights, Icelandic House, Hofn and the Scandinavian Club.

Wayne always was cheerful, smiling and his eyes would light up like a Christmas tree every time he saw his granddaughters Kaela and Jayne.

Dad you will always be in our thoughts and hearts. We love you so much.

It is at this time we would like to recognize the kindness and compassion of Dr. Barkley at Eagle Ridge Hospital, the professionalism of the attending BC paramedics, and the professional staff at McKenny Creek Hospice.

Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Sunday, June 9 at the Scandinavian Centre 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby. Please email if you plan to attend.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Icelandic Canadian Club of BC or Hofn Icelandic Harbour.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 9, 2024
12:00 PM
Scandinavian Centre 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby

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