Kelvin Waye

Born: Sat., Oct. 4, 1941
Died: Tue., Apr. 23, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 27, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Words of Remembrance

4:00 PM Sat., Apr. 27, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

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Kelvin Waye
Sydney Mines

It is with heavy hearts and cherished memories that we announce the passing of a wonderful partner, father, poppy, brother, uncle and friend, Kelvin Waye, age 77, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  Kelvin passed away peacefully at the Northside General Hospital with his family by his side, after a lengthy illness, and is now resting in God’s hands.
Born in Sydney Mines on October 4, 1941, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Pyke) Waye.
Kelvin worked for Devco until his retirement.  In his younger years he was an avid baseball player.  He enjoyed many fishing trips to Newfoundland with his friend Reggie.  Some of Kelvin’s most memorable times were the hunting trips with his sons Glen, Frankie and Paul in the Highlands along with numerous trips to the cabin in Margaree, bowling nights, card and board game nights with family and friends.  He was a Toronto fan of both the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays.  
Kelvin is survived by his “Honey” and soul mate of 37 years, Ann Devoe; his children Glen (Sydney Mines), Gail (Gary), Groves Point and their brother Michael (Tracy), Florence, his step-children Betty Ann (Richard), North Sydney, Frankie (Nancy), Sydney Mines, and Maureen (Darren), North Sydney.  He is also survived by his grandchildren; Mitchell (Andrea), Jeffrey (Amy), Nancy (Joey), Clifford (Lindsey), Emma, Janine and Nicholas, great-grandchildren Tucker, Maggie and Henry, his brother James and sisters Laverne, Sarah Ann and Alana, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his step-son Paul, sisters Kay Gillis and Jessie Butts, brothers-in-law Ernie Butts, Billy Boutilier, Billy Gillis, Nick Tucker, and nephew Davey Fells.
Kelvin’s family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, with Words of Remembrance at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Donations in Kelvin’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to Kelvin’s family by visiting

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Jean-Marc and Shelley Fournier
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Gail and family, please accept our deepest condolences. Our prayers go out to you.
Love always!

Thomas E Burns
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Dear Glen, Gail, Mike and Ann. My deepest prayers and condolences to you all, and your families on your Great loss. Kelvin was a quiet gentle man. He Wii be missed by many. May receive the eternal rest he so richly derserves. R.I.P. KELVIN. Go with God.

Randy Lucas
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Sorry to hear of Kelvin's passing! I didn't know the man well, but from stories I've heard, he was both well respected and loved! Sorry about the Leafs, but maybe you can drop the Lord a hint for next year! God bless and keep you all at this time of sorrow!

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