The Confederation of Canadian Unions is deeply saddened to announce the passing of long-time member and activist Dwayne Whynot. Dwayne was a member of the Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees (NSUPE) and a tireless advocate for workers’ rights. Dwayne was a regular fixture of various CCU events, Labour Schools, conferences and conventions going back years.
Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia on April 25, 1975, he was a son of Percy Whynot and Melissa Cross.
Not only was Dwayne a dedicated employee of 22 years, at Conway Workshop Association, he worked tirelessly as a union representative advocating on behalf of his NSUPE coworkers.
Dwayne will forever be remembered for his caring and generous ways. He would help anyone who needed a hand. He loved spending time with family and friends, either at home, camping, four wheeling or just hanging out at home listening to classic rock with a drink of rum. Survived by the love of his life, Tara Cromwell; children, Samantha Whynot, Kai Whynot; mother, Melissa Cross (Barry Boudreau); sister, Jamie Whynot (Jon Stewart); brother, Catlin Whynot (Shianne Graham); special nieces, MacKenzie Whynot, Emma Stewart, Alexis Whynot, Charlee Whynot and stepmother Gloria Whynot.
Dwayne had a great bond with Tara’s grandmother, Margaret Cromwell, who he loved like his own grandmother.
Dwayne will be greatly missed by his best friend and cousin Ben Cross.
He is also missed by his loving dogs, Max & Milo and Kai’s cat, Marshmallow, who Dwayne pretended to dislike but had sweetly nicknamed “Dirty Rat.“
Besides his father, Percy, he was predeceased by maternal and paternal grandparents.
We will be celebrating the life of this exceptional human being, at 1pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Digby Fire Hall, all who would like to join us are welcome. Masking is required and physical distancing when not able to mask.
Any donations in Dwayne‘s memory can be made to the Conway Workshop Association towards recreational activities for the clients who were like a second family to him.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. Please share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com