Wayne was born on November 25, 1957, in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He grew up on the farm near St. James and graduated from Lake Lenore High School, in 1975. While in high school, he split his time between school, farming and hockey, playing with the Humboldt Broncos for three seasons from 1975-1978. After graduation, Wayne began his career as a pilot, taking his training and instructing in Saskatoon, and later flying the air ambulance out of Thompson, Manitoba. He combined his two passions - farming and flying- with the start-up of his aerial spraying business which he operated from 1980, to the summer of 2019. Wayne farmed with his dad and brother until 2009, when they decided to retire from farming. His greatest joy has always been his daughter, Talisa, who was born in January, 1994.