Wayne Emke

Wayne Emke

Wayne Charles Emke, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, Hanover on Saturday, February 10, 2024. He was 75.

Born in Hanover on March 7, 1948 to the late Louis and Mary (nee Noble) Emke. Wayne was employed with Hanover Kitchens as well as taking on job duties as an Industrial Electrician. He was very handy doing any type of work, even dabbling with carpentry. He enjoyed time with friends and family as well as his dog.

Survived by wife Eileen (nee Reay) of Hanover. Dear father of Bernadette (Ken) Jones of Stratford, Tina (Dennis) Artuso, Christina (Shawn) Kieffer both of Hanover and Becky (Pete) Maifrini of Elmwood. Special grandpa of Jade, Paige, Alison, Kenzie, Ryerson, Sawyer, Alexia (Zach), Serena, Sheldon, Morgan, Ben, Lucas, Adam, Micah, Aubrey, Elijah and great grandpa of Mason, Lincoln and Matteo.

He will be fondly remembered by the Reay Family and "wonder dog" Abbey, his beloved fur baby golden retriever. Wayne will be missed by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, first wife Sue Ann (nee Diemert),  brother Ron (Burnette 'Nettie') Emke and his grandson Rilley.

To honour his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Private Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the Hanover Cemetery. Pastor Fred Ludolph officiating.

Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter or charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  

Public Condolences

So sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

- Patricia Wedterhout
February 29, 2024

Eileen and family..sharing your sadness with the loss of a wonderful gentleman. Wayne always had a smile on his face and he was truly a joy to work with at Hanover Kitchens for my 23 years there as receptionist. Will be missed by so many. Thinking of you all with warmest regards. Sheila Campbell

- Sheila Campbell
February 23, 2024

So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a quiet, kind soul who could do just about anything. Worked with him at Hanover Kitchens and always enjoyed our conversations. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Barry and Doreen Clark

- Doreen Clark
February 20, 2024

Eileen and Family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Wayne. Keeping you all in our Thoughts and Prayers

- Ian and Bernice McDougall
February 18, 2024

Eileen and family - I was so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

- Laurel Andrews
February 16, 2024

Sorry to hear.will miss him dearly he was a great man and a joy to work with.

- Tony Kienapple
February 15, 2024

So sorry to here of Wayne's passing. It was quite a shock. It's been a bad winter for that. One right after another.

- Bonnie fizell
February 15, 2024

Sincere condolences to all of Wayne's family during this difficult time.

- Richard and Sandy Ermel
February 15, 2024

sorry to hear of your loss we used to have fun visits with him at the old factory

- robert akins
February 14, 2024

We want to offer our condolences to the family. Wayne was an amazing person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you. Dan and Lot ๐Ÿ’•

- Dan & Lot Lippert
February 14, 2024

So very sorry to hear the news of Wayne's passing. Our condolences to the family, Knew Wayne from Hanover Kitchen days. Rest in Peace.

- Bob & Kathy Davis
February 14, 2024

So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing.
Thinking of you and your Families.

- Carol-Ann Beckett
February 14, 2024

Eileen and family...I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Hold tight to your memories.

- Helen Gadke
February 14, 2024

Eileen and family our deepest condolences on the lost of Wayne had some good times with him over the years . Steve and Linda Wettlufer

- Linda Wettlaufer
February 14, 2024

Condolences on the passing of Wayne.

- Dawn lake
February 14, 2024

Eileen I am very sorry for your loss. Hold your memories close to your heart.


- Tish Hubbard
February 14, 2024

Please accept our heartfelt condolences to all the family during this very sad time. Lean on each other and remember the good times.

- Sandi & Bill Donnelly
February 13, 2024

Heartfelt condolences are extended to you Eileen and your family in the loss of your husband, father & grandfather. May knowing that others care, give you courage, strength and peace in the coming days. Hugs!

- Brian & Patti Gutscher
February 13, 2024

Condolences to the Emke family

- Elda Huber
February 13, 2024

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family.

- Krista LeSavage
February 13, 2024

Eileen So sorry to hear if Wayne's passing. Thinking of you.

- Bernice Frook
February 13, 2024

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123 10th Street
Hanover, Ontario N4N 1N4
Phone: 519-364-3660
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