Thomas Peter "Wayne" Rockliffe 1937-2018
Born in Swan River, Manitoba. Wayne passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 7th playing golf, a passion he loved. Predeceased by father, James Henry, mother, Elizabeth Kirk, and sisters Beverley Winter and Dorris Braithwaite. Will be lovingly missed by Marilyn Bardeau. Survived by brother, Morris, loving sons Roman (Ali) and Blayne (Niki) and adoring grandchildren Tristan, Chanel, Gunnar, London and Westin.
Wayne had a distinguished career as a Chartered Accountant after graduating from the University of Toronto, working for Hollinger before moving into stock and tech fields with CMQ and Computerland. His passion for golf was only matched by his love of real estate investment, where he owned and operated commercial and residential properties throughout Oakville. A dedicated entrepreneur who refused to retire, he always knew the value of a dollar, telling us boys, "If you watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves." If not in the office, he could be found on the links with his Tuesday morning seniors group at Clublink, or cheering on his beloved grandson's '08 Oakville Ranger team from the stands or behind the goal line. His interests were many: horses, travelling, music, family, and fitness. He spoke often about his parents and siblings, his early life growing up in Toronto, British Columbia, and finally Oakville. He loved his sons and their families and was so proud of their achievements and had wonderful hopes and dreams for them. A social man, he fit so seamlessly into everyone's life, charming family and friends wherever he went. A public toast to a great son, brother, father and grandfather. Taken too soon but forever remembered. A Visitation will take place on Friday August 10, 2018 from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Scott Mission. Please visit the book of memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com