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Wayne: A Friendly Face in Town

“The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.”  – Gordon B. Hinckley

Wayne is an active member of his community in Stouffville, always seeking to share his gifts, build relationships, and lend a helping hand.

WayneWayne always knows what’s going on around town and is first in line to sign up to volunteer. He’s helped out with the set up and clean up for events such as the Strawberry Festival, Ribfest, Street Festivals, and Movies in the Park. You can often find him helping with the sound equipment, helping at the food booths, or cleaning up.

He also volunteers with the Stouffville Spirit Hockey Team, filling water bottles for the home team, loading hockey jerseys and equipment into the bus for away games, making sure skates are sharpened, and carrying sticks in after the game. When he’s not helping out the team with equipment, he’s in the stands cheering them on, supporting them in yet another way.

Wayne loves sharing his gifts with others. He enjoys baking and has been learning how to bake more things to share with his friends in the community. He visits and brings treats to people working at the town office and the go bus station, and also sharing them with his housemates and other friends around town. He paints and gives these paintings away to friends. He’s even learning computer skills so that he can keep in touch with friends on Facebook and Email. Wherever Wayne goes, he’s making connections, spreading joy, and building his community of belonging.

Almost anywhere you go in Stouffville, someone is likely to know Wayne. He is a friendly, caring person, always looking to see how he can help someone in his community.

Congratulations Wayne!



  1. Hey Wayne,

    So good to hear about all you are doing. It has been a long time since we did things together in Stouffville. I am glad you are still at it. Keep up the great work.
    Blessings my friend.

  2. Hey Wayne,

    It has been a long time. I knew you would be very busy in the community. I am glad to see you cheering on other people by using your skills and sharing them with others. I remember you coming to my home for meals over 20 years ago. I miss living in Stouffville, but I am glad you are taking good care of all the people you come in contact with.


    Isaac and Connie too

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