(1943 - 2009)


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Nick Name: markfiver
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years old
Lived: Monday, 12 July 1943 - Saturday, 19 December 2009

My Story

This story has to be told in the "WE" tense, for my brother Wayne & I are twins. We were born July 12th, 1943 in Estevan, Saskatchewan.  We never did see our natural parents, but were adopted shortly after birth by our loving parents Bill and Madeline Weist, and from that point on, we lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, for pretty much our entire lives. At age 6, Grade 1 was the big thing for us. We attended St. Augustine School on the east side of the city, and lived about a block from the school, on 2162 Elliott St. until we were about 8. The house belonged to our grandparents who had passed away before we were born.
The big move of our lives was the move to Merritt Crescent, in the Rosemount Area of the City. It was a wartime house, with 2 bedrooms up (one partitioned off to make 2 single rooms for Wayne and I. Those were the good old days when we used to open the bedroom window at night, throw a pillow down to the ground, and jump out.  Never could figure out what the heck we were doing that for, but it was fun.  It was a preplanned thing. Instead of locking the back door before going to bed, Wayne used to conveniently forget to do that. The theory was that it would be better to jump out the bedroom window, than try to get downstairs without hitting the squeeky steps on the stairs down. Mom & dad slept upstairs at that time, and mum had the hearing of a cat. Funny we never had a problem going up the stairs. We went to St. Patricks Roman Catholic School to Grade 8.  Wayne was the scholar in the family, and he was really good at math. (I wasn't - I was the artist). By the time we hit the teenage years, and Wayne & I graduated from Grade 8 to Highschool, things started to change to another phase of our lives. Wayne went to Campion College and I went to Sacred Heart Academy. I remember Wayne, always getting those passing grades - I don't know how he liked wearing uniforms, but those were the rules of the highschools we went to.  I remember thinking of my brother as "one cool dude"  He knew how to Water Ski (I didn't), He went fishing (I didn't), He was great with computers (I wasn't), He passed his Math (I didn't) You know, the usual things. He had his circle of friends and I had mine. In the 60's he joined the Navy and was stationed on the H.M.C.S. Kootenay. From all the phone calls we received the most common had to do with the home baking that mum did - especially the Ice Kiffles. She sent huge bags of those things to him. I would imagine he shared pretty much everything he got "with the exception of the Ice Kiffles" Those were his absolute favourite. I always swore that I would leave Saskatchewan when the winter set in.  I hated the cold and still hate it now, so when I moved out I moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, then Birmingham, Alabama, Calgary & Edmonton Alberta and Houston, Texas. I could always count on Wayne to arrive about a month later.  Every city, with the exception of in Texas and British Columbia, Wayne showed up, and he stayed as long as I did. When I left for B.C. Wayne was already back in Saskatchewan. Dad had passed away in 1987, and Wayne stayed with Mom throughout, to help her with everything. She took dads' death hard, but she's a strong woman, and Wayne was devoted to her.  He always made sure that he lived close to her, as well as spending a lot of time helping her do things that age did not allow her to do anymore. Wayne was a member of LINKS 98 and played golf avidly on that site.  I've tried to get hold of someone who knew him through those links with no Luck. I do have to thank Jerry Garrlisch in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for trying to find some of Waynes' partners in Links. She went above and beyond the call in doing so.  As the years went by, I came back to Regina where I visited mom and met the gentleman (Kent) that I would marry 3 months later in 2001. After that, we all took care of mom. When she move into a house with Kent and I, Wayne was always there visiting, eating suppers, taking mom out for drives and visits.  When mom passed away in 2006 at age 90 (just 12 days short of her 91st birthday, Wayne took it very hard, but he became closer to me. So up until the time he moved into his new house with his beloved pet dog Bandit, and to the time he passed away suddenly, he would come over 2 or 3 times a week. Sometimes just to visit, sometimes for suppers, and we would go over to his place as well.  He would always come in with a gift for me, and say "Okay, that's it!, That's your birthday present for the next 20 years", then a couple of weeks later, he'd be over again with something he thought I would like and say exactly the same thing.  He had such a zany sense of humor, that you didn't know whether to laugh or say "That's awful!"  I have so many good memories of my brother now, and I know that no matter what I do in the rest of my life, I will always miss and Love him. He was my Twin, and in his leaving, he took a part of me with him, but, best of all he left a part of him with me, and I will cherish that forever.  We have Bandit now as well, and are caring for him. Because we have a dog that just isn't used to Bandit, we have given Bandit to our neighbours who have 4 boys, and they all absolutely adore him.  Bandit is the gentlest, most well behaved dog I have ever seen in my life, and I know he misses Wayne terribly. The good thing is that he relates Wayne with us, and the neighbours care for him, while we bring him to the house a couple of times a week for several hours. That way, he still has Wayne, and he has a new home as well. 
I am still waiting for autopsy reports and coroners reports, and I hope I get them soon.  I hate having a death certificate that says Unexplained Death or Unknown Causes, and that's what they DO say.  No one knows what really happened, except for the how it probably did happen. So I'm still in the dark about all of it, but I'm like a large suction cup.  I'll be phoning and writing letters to those concerned to try and get them to send those reports.  I have not intention of waiting 6 - 8 weeks. That is an awfully long time to wait for a cause of death, and I have too many questions to ask and too many questions to be answered.
So I leave my brother to go home now, and know that he is at peace.  I too shall be at peace when I find the answers to my questions.

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Fathers Name: William Paul Weist
Mothers Name: Madeline Mary Weist (nee Schuck)
Children's Names: Sherrice
Siblings Names: Jaye (Twin Sister)
Country of Birth: Canada
Country of Residence: Canada
City of Residence: Regina, SK
Occupation: Trades & Services
Religion: Catholic


Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: Saskatchewan Roughriders
Favourite Movie: Anything with action in it
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: varied
Other Interests:
His most favourite things to do were Golfing with his friends on his Links Computer Program. You never had to look very far for him, he'd be at the computer putting and talking with his friends. If any of you are Links Players, and have played with markfiver aka Wayne please let me know via imorial so that I can talk to you. If he wasn't at the computer, he was usually working on someone else's computer, fixing, cleaning or whatever he could do. He loved his computer.


Place of Passing: At home
Date of Passing: 19 December 2009
Cause of Passing: It was a sudden, unexpected & still unexplained
Type of Funeral: Cremation
Place of Burial: Regina Memorial Gardens
Plot Number: Internment will be in the Spring.
Funeral Director: Paragon Funeral Home
Funeral Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
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