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Wayne Thomas

Wayne A. "Thoathora:ke" Thomas

Saturday, June 16th, 1945 - Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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AKWESASNE – Wayne A. Thomas, 74, of Thomas Lane, St. Regis, unexpectedly passed away Sunday morning, July 7, 2019 at Cornwall Community Hospital.

Wayne was born June 16, 1945 in Cornwall, the son of the late Angus and Florence (Jacobs) Thomas. He attended Salmon River Central School and later graduated from Toronto Welding School. On May 10, 1969, he married Debbie M. Hart at St. Regis Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a gathering of family and friends.

Wayne was an ironworker with Local 440 for many years. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church and in recent years enjoyed mowing the lawns at the church and at St. Lawrence Cemetery. He enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting with his family and friends, watching his grandchildren play lacrosse, fishing and sitting by the river. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Bruins Fan. Wayne will fondly be remembered for being a jokester, he was well known in the community as “Levi, Chicken, Brother Jake and Lemuck.” Guaranteed, that if he gave you a nickname, it stuck for life.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Debbie; his children, Margaret Thomas-Jock and her husband, Timothy Jr. and Dwayne Thomas and his wife, Courtney; his grandchildren, Ashley, Turner, Ethan, Gabrielle, and Dayne; his siblings, Rose Jacobs, Ronald Thomas, Roger and Laura Thomas, Steve and Candy Thomas, Gaylord and Geraldine Thomas, Tom and Leona Thomas; his aunts, Isabelle Francis and Shirley Jacobs; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Joseph Jacobs and a sister-in-law, Ida Thomas.

Friends may call starting Tuesday 4:00 PM at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Center, Hogansburg until 9:00 AM Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 10:30 AM at St. Regis Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Church Steeple Project.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 4:00pm
    Kateri Hall
    597 Main St.
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Regis Catholic Church
    107 Angus Thomas Memorial Road
    Akwesasne, QC H0M 1A0
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    Rev. Andrew Amyot
  • Interment

    St. Lawrence Cemetery
    Hilltop Drive
    St. Regis, QC H0M 1A0
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Carl Brown

Posted at 11:32am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy, Carl and Holly Brown

Love, Michelle, Chris, Tyson, and Christopher

Posted at 09:26am
With loving memories of Uncle Wayne,
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Julie, Justin and Jocelyn

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Thanks for all the laughs Levi, Love Always
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Michelle Laffin

Posted at 08:26pm
Wayne Thomas the man who makes you smile. He always greeted us with a smile and we would leave our visits with a smile.
Rest in Love with all your friends who awaits you in Heaven. To his wife Debbie, his son Dwayne and daughter Margaret may Peace be with you through our Prayers and Hugs of Strength at this time of Sorry.
Peace and Love to the Thomas Family
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