July 18, 2023
In loving memory ~
Wayne passed peacefully on July 18, 2023, during the night in the hospital after a long and courageous battle with VEXAS Syndrome. Wayne was born in 1946 and raised in New Jersey by his parents, Arthur and Charlotte Emison, along with his two older brothers, Arthur and Jerry. Before immigrating to Vancouver, B.C., in 1970 with his first wife, Paulette, Wayne served honourably with the U.S. Army. Wayne had a strong work ethic, was an adventurer at heart, and had an amazing sense of humour. Above all, Wayne loved his family and friends and always put them first. Wayne was a commercial landscaper and, with his wife Denise, owned Jeckway Landscaping. Jeckway was responsible for many key projects in Vancouver, such as EXPO 86, UBC, GM Place, and the Vancouver Public Library. Wayne took time for other passions, such as his love of sports; Go Yankees Go, coaching local baseball teams, and enjoying Sunday Night Football. In addition, Wayne was an avid vintage car collector, participated in many parades, and frequently enjoyed sharing his cars at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. Wayne loved to travel, especially to spend time with friends at his winter home in Arizona. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife of thirty-six years Denise, and his children, Ryan Emison, Chantelle Saumier (Richard), and Courtney Emison. His three grandchildren, Evan, Brooklynn, and Gabriel, his brother Jerry, and all of our extended family and friends. The family is thankful to all the doctors, nurses, and care assistants who supported Wayne throughout his journey. A private celebration of life has been planned. Donations may be made to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation or Variety: The Children's Charity.