Wayne Colmer

We are saddened to announce that Doreen has lost her life partner and best friend.

Wayne was born in Nelson BC on June 28, 1938. After losing his mother at the tender age of 2, Wayne moved to Cranbrook with his father Rex and his older brother Don. As a young man Wayne began his carpentry career, and in 1976 relocated his family from Cranbrook to Elkford where he continued working in his chosen field. A few years later, Wayne, along with a couple of friends, formed a business venture with the opening of Mumbles Steak House. Eventually deciding to move on, Wayne started working for the District of Elkford where he remained for many years.


Wayne enjoyed playing his guitar and loved to sing all his favorite Willie Nelson songs. He was very proud of his children and loved to “brag” about them. He also loved weekend getaways to his second home in Rexford Montana; fishing on his pontoon boat and spending many hours out on Koocanusa Lake. Those in Elkford who knew Wayne will remember his “fun” campfire songs such as “The eagles fly high up in Elkford.” We are sure he is now the eagle flying high above Elkford watching over us all. He will be sadly missed by all of his dear friends and family members.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents, his brother Don Colmer, step-mother Dorothy Colmer, mother in-law Sadie Dolson, and his great grandson Jacob Daniel and many dear friends and relatives.

He leaves behind Doreen, his loving wife of almost 50 years, his sister Lorna, his children: Randy (Sam) Colmer, Shelley (Bruce) Dingreville, Shawna (Kevin) Prebushewski and Darcy Colmer, and 9 grandchildren: Cody, Tamara, Brysun. Jennifer, Kayla, Jacob, Karalee, Melissa and yes, another Cody. He also has four wonderful great grandchildren: Reese, Kalan, Riley and Emma, and one on the way.