September 19, 2016
It is with great sadness that McInnes Cooper shares the news of the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Wayne Marryatt, on September 15, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Wayne was a long-time friend and classmate to many in our Halifax office. Upon receiving undergraduate, masters and LLB degrees from Dalhousie University, he joined Daley Black and Moreira, a predecessor firm to McInnes Cooper, in 1982, and later joined McInnes Cooper in 2006, at time of the merger with Patterson Palmer. To those fortunate enough to know him well, he was a man of wit, pranks, great humour and adventure.
A model of ethics and integrity throughout his legal career, Wayne worked alongside large financial institutions, small to medium sized businesses and was the go-to guy for difficult property law questions. He had an eye for detail and was conscientious to a fault. Among his accumulation of career highlights and true to his sense of adventure, Wayne represented four investors in connection with the purchase of an interest in Oak Island and the hunt for its treasure.
Wayne was an accomplished volleyball player, having played for the championship Dalhousie team in the early-mid 70s. Throughout his life, he maintained a passion for sport and recreation and downtime, playing golf, tennis, hiking, cycling, canoeing and the odd opportunity to mountain climb. He enjoyed spending time with family at his cottage and in Cape Breton. It is fitting to have the Wayne Marryatt Scholarship Fund established in his honour to recognize future athletes excelling in the sport.
A private service for family will be held to remember Wayne. A celebration of his life will follow at a later time. Donations may be made to the Wayne Marryatt Scholarship Fund or to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to jasnowfuneralhomes.com.
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