"Chesley" Wayne Lacey

Passed 08/15/2021


Obituary For "Chesley" Wayne Lacey

(Chesley) Wayne Lacey, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother died peacefully in the presence of his wife and family on August 15, 2021 at the Halifax Infirmary. Wayne was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and raised in Newfoundland by Hugh and Ruth Lacey. He married Sheila ( Wolfe), his loving wife for over 50 years, and together they raised two children, Natalie and Kevin (Suhanya Edwards, children Egan and Maggie). The oldest of six, he is survived by Karen, Keith, Kathryn, Kristine, and Grace and joins the late Kevin in peace. Wayne served 25 years as an RCMP officer in Nova Scotia where he made lifelong friends and regaled his family and friends with his experiences long after his retirement. Wayne continued his love of being on the road and sharing his knowledge of the history and happenings of Nova Scotia as an airport and tour driver. Wayne took great pride and responsibility in being the strength and provider for his family, the Lacey clan, friends, and neighbours. His greatest enjoyments included sharing a “good spread of food,” traditional Newfoundland recipes, country music and walking his beloved Westie dog. Wayne was a man of few words, but a man of selfless purpose and commitment to protect those he loved. He was respected, adored and will be dearly missed.
A funeral will be held on August 20th 11am at Deepwater Church 5657 North Street, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: The Nova Scotia SPCA (

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  • Sheila, Natalie, and Kevin, My deepest sympathies on Wayne's passing. He was always generous to me when Kevin and I were kids, taking us on many fun adventures. Sheila and Wayne always made me feel right at home at their place. He is a great guy and will be missed.

  • My deepest condolence goes out to you Sheila and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Angie Brooks

  • To Sheila,Natalie,Kevin and family. Our condolences to you all in the loss of Wayne. Didn't we have some great times and memories together in those hockey tournaments and ski trips so many years ago. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Walter and Sandra Goodfellow

  • To the Lacey family and all who loved your brother, my deepest sympathy.

  • My sincere condolences to Sheila and family, I remember Wayne's always smiling face when I worked at HQ on Oxford st.,

  • Sheila and Family, Very sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. He was such a lovely man. Thinking of you, Mark Craig

  • Sheila and family, our sincere condolences on Wayne's passing. We had a lot of good times back in the day!! Wayne was good enough to stand in as an usher at our wedding. Lots of good memories. Dave and Betty Ann Lord

  • To the Lacey Family , We were so sorry to hear about Wayne's passing . We knew Wayne growing up in Gander ... such a friendly person . Please accept our deepest sympathy and cherish you many wonderful memories as you go through this difficult time .Sincerely , Fraser and Yvonne Lush

  • To Wayne's immediate family, his sisters and Keith. Sincere condolences. So very sad to hear today of Wayne's passing. Godspeed Mr. Lacey . . . Sadie & Glen Cooper Gander

  • I knew Wayne for the last couple of years as a customer when I did handyman work for him at various times and for a variety of projects. He was always very generous, kind and thoughtful while always trusting my skills and abilities as a handyman. As a result of his personal references, I attained a lot of handyman work from some very nice folks that he knew personally and who were confident with his judgement in referring me. I feel privileged that I had the opportunity to meet, to work for and get to know him albeit for a short of period time in his life. I offer my heartfelt condolences to Sheila and her family. May he rest in peace! Walt Vienneau

  • To the Lacey family - Please accept our sincere sympathy as you mourn the loss and celebrate the life of your dear brother. Nungesser neighbours, Eric and Fannie

  • My condolences to Sheila, Kevin and Natalie. Wayne and I were neighbors up until his passing. I have a large vegetable garden in my yard and Wayne loved the produce I shared with him - especially the tomatoes! Wayne was a man who truly appreciated food. We shared a fondness for baked beans and Wayne would often stop me in my yard to tell me that a certain brand of beans was on sale somewhere and that I should stock up! We shared a love of dogs too - our paths often crossed when he was out with Tiffany or Sophie and I was out walking my Ellie. Wayne got such a kick from seeing his little Westie pushing a red ball around the soccer field! And Wayne was my "go to" for drop-offs or pick ups at the airport. Such a nice, gentle man. Our neighborhood (and I) will miss him greatly! Scott Smith - Nottingham Street, Bedford

  • Karen, Keith, Kathryn, Kristine, Grace and all the Lacey family: I was saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. Wayne and his family played a very important role in my life while growing up in Gander. We lived in the same building (69) on the American side of old Gander and then lived almost back to back on streets when we moved into the new town. Wayne was a leader and we younger boys always looked up to him. I have have so many fond memories of our times together. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May the fond memories that you have, help to ease the pain in your time of loss. Marilyn sends condolences, as well. Don Carter

  • Keith, Deborah and the Lacey Family,, we offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. May your treasured memories of one so dear to you, sustain you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Sid & Betty Greeley

  • Dear Sheila, Natalie, Kevin and Family, Thinking of you in these difficult times. Wayne was a kind, gentle soul who loved his family. May He Rest In Peace. Our Deepest Sympathy, Susan and Gordon MacIntosh

  • Sheila and family, Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. We worked together many years ago and have lots of great memories of those times. Sincerely, Sherry Yates.

  • Sheila and family: Our whole family was very sad to hear of Wayne's passing. We have each gotten to know him over the many years he took us to the airport and brought us home. Conversation with Wayne was always interesting, and we would pick up each time where we left off at the last trip. He will be missed by all of us. The Benstead Family

  • Keith ,Christine and to all the Lacey family so sorry for your loss. Clara and David Black

  • To Mrs. Wayne Lacey and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you in your great loss. We share your sorrow for we have lost a dear friend. All love and sympathy to you and yours. Blanche and Heather MacKenzie

  • To Keith, Kathryn, Kristine and Grace. So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Sending condolences and a hug to each of you, Lorne Barbour

  • Shelia and Family; A week or so ago, I got a call from Wayne to check on how I was doing. He had not seen me walking on the waterfront and because of a medical incident some time earlier, wanted to check and see if I needed or wanted anything. He was that kind off a man. We shared many memories and I have and will treasure them. Marilyn and I will miss his quiet mannerism's and his devotion to his family and friends. The waterfront will not be the same without him and his fur buddies. We share your pain but also your joys of years past. Don and Marilyn SNOW

  • My condolences to the Lacey family. May great memories of Wayne comfort you. God Bless Barbara (Godden) Brown

  • Condolences to the Lacey family on Wayne's passing. Cherish the memories and celebrate the life that Wayne had. Gary Tuff Gander

  • Saddened to hear the news of Wayne's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of the Lacey and extended families and friends of Wayne.

  • I was so sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. I relied on him for many years to get me to and from the airport. No matter how badly Air Canada delayed my flight - Wayne was there waiting for me when I landed - day or night and sometimes back into day again! My thoughts are with all of the family at this very difficult time. Sincerely Deborah K. Smith.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne......please accept my condolences. ....RIP....Denny Mullins.

  • Sheila and Keith: Sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. My deepest condolences to the Lacey Family. Diane MacPhail

  • Kathryn and the Lacey Family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences .

  • To the Lacey family. Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Sincere condolences. Bert Waterman Ottawa, ON

  • Sheila and family, and Karen, Keith, Kathryn, Kristine and Grace. I am deeply saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. It has brought back many memories from eons ago! Of you and your family, and parents. Your mother was so good to me even during the piano stuff I never did learn to play! All the growing up years we ran together, especially in that old black Vauxhall wagon! He was a great friend, it was an honour to have grown up with him. My condolences and deepest heartfelt sympathy. Dave and Connie Robertson.

  • Whenever you would get invited over for dinner you knew you would be in for a wonderful meal and great company. You will be missed Uncle Wayne. Our deepest condolences. Drew, Em, Clare and Mark.

  • My sincere condolences to Sheila, the entire Lacey family and all that loved him. Judy Braye Wiseman

  • My condolences to all the Lacey family. Terry Butt

  • Dear Sheila , Natalie & Kevin Very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing! We share alot of fond memories and laughs going back to the old minor hockey days when our friendship began. Wayne always made time to help out where needed and provided some fine food and drink along the way. He will surely be missed.Our sincere condolences to all you and May He Rest in Peace ! Rick &Trish Roberts

  • Our sincere condolences from Halifax Global Inc. Wayne was our driver for more thank 20 years, in good weather and bad. We always had great conversations to and from the airport and loved it when Tiffany and her predecessors were co-piloting. our deepest sympathies to the family. Peter Milley, Andy Cutten & Chris Hornberger

  • Nat and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Mr. Lacey was an amazing human being. He was always so kind to me, he would send me lobsters for doing small things for you and your brother Kevin when you were both living in Ottawa. I remember one time he sent me 6 lobsters and you ate three of them, from then on he sent me canned lobster (smart man). He was always available to take Mike and Marc to and from their focus groups when they came to Halifax and of course they always got a private tour of the city. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With my deepest sympathy as we remember Mr. Lacey xoxo

  • Sincere condolences to all for your loss. Wayne was a friend and co-worker. We shared lots of tales and laughs over the years. Rupert O'Shaughnessy

  • i worked at HQ with Wayne.When we had something to discuss he was always pleasant and gentle nature. My condolences to the Lacey family and his friends. maureen "moe" murphy

  • My condolences to the Lacey's, I shared sometimes with Wayne in the policing world and the taxi tour industry after my retirement with the Regional Police and shared many great stories and yes he was always a gentleman, Rest In Peace my brother

  • Sheila , Natalie & Kevin & Su & Lacey Family It is so shocking to realize that Wayne is gone . He was so loved by our family even though we have not seen each other over recent years . Age happens ...Will always remember the fun times we had together. You will be greatly missed as a husband , father , grandpa, brother & friend . ❤️ Til we meet again Wayne 🙏🏻 Margi & Stu Huestis & Family

  • Please accept our deepest condolences for the Lacey family. As neighbours of the family, we shared many pleasant chats with Wayne. You are in our thoughts in the difficult time.

  • Heartfelt sympathy to Wayne's wife and family. Richard Olive.

  • Our heartfelt condolences to the Lacey family. Wayne was a gentle soul and always had a smile. He will be missed. ❤️ Carol Blundon & Dave Graham

  • Wayne was a neighbour who became a friend then like a family member to our family. Dom still remembers the time when he was about 5 and he was in with Wayne and his dad and they fed the goats in Mahone Bay in the pouring rain because Dom wanted to feed the goats so badly Wayne had to make sure Dom got the opportunity to feed the goats no matter what!! Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss he loved you and was a great provider.

  • Wayne was a true gentleman. It was always a pleasure speaking with Wayne and working with him over the years. My sincere condolences for your loss..

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