It is with sadness in our hearts that we have to announce the peaceful passing of our dad, grandfather and great grandfather Wayne Finkenbinder, 13 days after his 97th birthday.
Wayne was the oldest child of George Washington Finkenbinder and Mary Zeigler, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Before meeting his wife, Lorena Ayres Turman, Wayne worked at a variety of trades: a welder, farmer, rancher and was an enlisted member of the U.S. Army. Wayne was a WWII Veteran, receiving numerous medals, amongst them the Victory Medal for his courage at D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.
In the summer of 1958 and 1959, Wayne brought his small family to spend the summers in Horsefly, BC, fishing, hunting, camping and enjoying the beautiful Cariboo region. The summer of 1960, he immigrated with Lorena and daughter Darlene to their new home in Horsefly, now known as the Walters Ranch across from the gas station, to begin his life’s dream of being a cattle rancher. He excelled at this with the help of his family. The Williams Lake Stockyards would always praise his cattle coming to sale.
In his retirement years, Wayne spent many winters in the Phillipines, enjoying the sunshine and culture. He continued to raise cattle in the summers with his daughter and son-in-law Leo.
Left behind to grieve are: daughter Darlene LaFlamme, Grandchildren Jackie LaFlamme, Connie Snow (Kelly Hordiuk), Leo LaFlamme Jr., Great Grandchildren Drew Wood, Curtis LaFlamme, Tashina LaFlamme Hordiuk and Mitchell LaFlamme.
As per his request, there will not be a service. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made on his behalf to the Miocene 4-H club.
In our hearts forever! Rest easy!
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336