Corporal Wayne Hearn, CD (Ret'd)

    • Captain Wayne Hearn, CD (Ret’d)
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Wayne Hearn, CD (Ret’d) at the Temiskaming Hospital in New Liskeard ON on 17 September 2014.

    Wayne was born in Kirkland Lake ON in 1948.  In March 1966 he enlisted in the Canadian Army as a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He took his basic training with the Queens Own Rifles Regiment at Currie Barracks in Calgary AB before going to the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC for his Field Engineering training.  On completion of this training, he was posted to Camp Petawawa ON for a short while before being posted to 4 Field Squadron at Fort Victoria in Werl, West Germany.  While there he was involved in the preparations for the move of the unit to Lahr in the Black Forest area of Southern Germany.  On completion of this posting, he returned to Petawawa where he served until his release from the military in 1973.

    In civilian life, Wayne returned to New Liskeard where he operated a dairy farm and became very involved in community activities:  serving for many terms as Councillor for Harley Township; serving as a volunteer firefighter and eventually rising to Fire Chief; and training other area volunteer fire departments.  In 1995, Wayne became a civilian trainer with New Liskeard Army Cadet Corps 2344 eventually being commissioned and rising to the rank of Captain and becoming the Unit’s Commanding Officer.  He served in that capacity until shortly before his death. 

    Visitations will be held at the Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard on 19 September.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following day at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, New Liskeard. Donations may be made to the Temiskaming Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to the New Liskeard Bikers' Reunion. {dc/gdMar2016kh}