Obituary

Wayne MacInnis, age 62, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2021 due to complications of cancer. He was born March 24, 1959 in Ingersol, Ontario.
 
Wayne loved to love on people. He always made sure everyone was comfortable and happy at all times. His warm and gentle smile would comfort those in need. He loved Dolly Parton, and his face would light up anytime she was mentioned. His life was a living example of “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours” spoken from his favourite singer Dolly.
 
He worked for the Ontario Government at Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for 30 years, where he was the manager, assistant director and acting director. He was solely responsible for the entire regional office of approximately 120 staff members including support services and clinical services and supervised six managers. He had devoted himself to the board and accomplished many difficult projects. He had made significant contributions to the success of the units he worked for. Worked on the Leadership Committee and co-facilitated several workshops on leadership competencies for the management team. As co-chair of the staff management and Relationship committee he guided the development of the Staff Milestone Recognition Celebration.
 
In the next chapter of his life he was a co-founder of Attix Pharmaceuticals and Darmerica. It suited his servant heart. He treated colleagues with respect and his employees as if they were his children. He recognized those in need and always extended a lending hand. He often called employees to congratulate them on their achievements and let them know how proud he was of them.
 
His life will always be remembered as a humble, gentle human being who sacrificed his life for the betterment of those around him. Wayne is survived by Syveon David Liu (His business partner and best lifetime friend), Marlon Feng (Adopted nephew), Brenda Liu (Adopted daughter), Larry Pinard (His best friend for 40 years) and Steven MacInnis (His Brother).
 
  

Visitation

Date
November 20, 2021
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home - Bathurst Chapel
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Memo

Beginning July 16, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations and services to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 50 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.

Service

Date
November 20, 2021
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home - Bathurst Chapel
Time
12:30 PM
Memo

Beginning July 16, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations and services to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 50 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.

Cremation

Date
November 20, 2021
Location
Mount Pleasant Crematorium
Time
 

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November 19, 2021
Bebe Hosein
Wayne was a wonderful person, glad to know him for three wonderful years, too short. A brilliant individual, honest and kind. A true remarkable gentleman will surely missed by all that knew him.
November 19, 2021
Arlene Ouellette Pinard
Please accept my sincere conndolence. He will forever be in my heart.
November 18, 2021
Jean Grondin (cousin of Larry Pinard)
Wayne was very talkative, friendly, and smiling He had a very big heart. It was always a very joyous time to meet him.I offer my deepest sympathy to David, even though I never had a chance to meet him. I understand his great sorrow A friend of Wayne, is a friend of mine.
November 18, 2021
Eugenia
I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was my hiring manager at WSIB and I always knew him to be a kind, compassionate and caring person. He will be missed by so many. Sending my condolences to the family.
November 17, 2021
Jenny Yan
It's so sad to hear of Wayne's passing. I met him ten years ago. He was always a kind and compassionate gentleman. He will never be forgotten.
November 16, 2021
Scott Pinard
Very Sad to hear of the Wayne's passing.. My Condolences to his whole Family.. I grew up most of my Life calling him Uncle Wayne. He was a wonderful human being and even though I haven't seen him in quite a few years now, he was always Family to me.
November 16, 2021
Dan Ferguson
This is such a sad time. I met Wayne when he first came to Toronto in 1978. I recognized in him a very kind and gentle person who was always 100% honest. Since I moved to Montreal, I haven't had the pleasure of his company for some time, yet I still consider him to be a good friend. My condolences to David and the family.
November 16, 2021
Fabrizio Mora
Wayne was nothing but welcoming and kind since I joined Darmerica. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work for him and only have positive thoughts about him. His jokes and smile lit up everyone, and I hope he is at rest now. He will always be an inspiration to those that knew him, and his legacy will carry on with his friends and family.
November 16, 2021
Darryl English
Wayne was a good friend when I was living in Windsor. He was the kindest and gentlest friend I have ever had. He was also super smart and would always help me when I had a worker’s comp issue at work. So sorry to hear that he has passed too soon. Sending my love and condolences to his family and friends. 💕❤️💕❤️
November 15, 2021
Nadia Metulynsky
MacInnis family, David and friends. I was saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. I worked with Wayne in the Windsor Office for many years. Then became a manager colleague of his, in the same unit, for a few years before his retirement. Wayne was a special man. Soft spoken, generous with his knowledge and will be remembered for his professionalism, kindness and beaming smile. Please accept my deepest condolences.
November 15, 2021
Louise Styles
My condolences to Wayne's family. He was a good man
November 15, 2021
Kyler Price
Wayne was a kind man. I only knew him for a short time, but in that time, he made sure that I felt welcome at Darmerica. His heart was only matched in size by his smile. He will be missed greatly.
November 15, 2021
John Kearns
I am trying to get together family history i do have photos to share If anyone has photos I could copy it would help the whole family
November 14, 2021
Angie Giordano
Wayne was my Manager @WSIB, he always treated everyone with kindness and fairly. A true gentleman. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.
November 14, 2021
Antonietta (Toni) Ferrantone
Wayne was my manager for a while and he will always be remembered as a kind, compassionate & understanding person. My condolences to you all. May he rest in peace.
November 14, 2021
Nancy Woodward
Wayne was a wonderful manager. So very kind and compassionate. Heaven's gain is our loss. A true gentleman!
November 14, 2021
Peter Valentini
MacInnis family, David and friends. So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I was a manager colleague in the same unit with Wayne before retirement. Wayne will be remembered for his professionalism and humanity. Just a great human being on all fronts. Please accept my condolences.
November 13, 2021
Shirley Pinard
Wayne was a great friend, a warm and gentle soul. He impacted my life in such a positive way, he will always be in my heart. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
November 12, 2021
Madeleine Hazai
My sympathy to David and family,he has been a friend to me and the Pinard family for 40 years. His caring heart will be remembered forever.
November 11, 2021
Gabriel Josovits
We lost a dear friend Wayne. He is not with us any more but in our heart his memory will livened stay forever. Sending our condolences and love to David and family. We are sorry for your lost. Gabe and Jim
November 11, 2021
Larry Pinard
Life is fortified by many friendships. to love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence, You will always be in my heart,love Larry and Song