Our beloved Dwayne passed away December 18, 2008 at the Abbotsford Hospital after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on January 30, 1945 in Rocanville, Saskatchewan as the 6th child to John and Marian (Barnard) Perreault. After completing high school Dwayne obtained his psychiatric nursing credentials in Weyburn, Saskatchewan (1967) where he met and married his wife and life partner Donna (Robinson). Dwayne and Donna moved to BC to start a family and spent the rest of their time together on the coast.
Predeceased by his father John in 1971, and infant brother, Dwayne is lovingly remembered by Donna, his wife of 41 years, son Shawn (Heather), daughter Tanya (Volker), 3 grandchildren: Dawson, Jonah and Annika, Mother Marian Anderson, sister Gloria Miller, sister Therese (Vernon) Dauncey, brother Ron (Bonnie), brother Henri (Imelda), and the numerous extended family that he had.
Dwayne had an inspirational passion for life, always accepting new challenges and willingly helping those in need. Interested in pursuing new hobbies, spending time outdoors, and travelling, Dwayne also managed to find joy in the mundane tasks of life. The emptiness he leaves in our hearts cannot outdo the love and laughter that he managed to fill us with. We love you husband, Dad, son, brother and Papa.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ross, Dr. Hilliard, Dr. Do, the home care nurses, all the professional staff who worked with Dwayne, and all our friends and family for their continued support throughout Dwayne’s illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford, on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Henderson’s Funeral Home