Wayne Arthur Bolster, 56, of Brushton passed away Wednesday (October 31, 2012) at the Alice Hyde Medical Center. Funeral Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Wayne was born November 2, 1955, in Cornwall Ontario, the son of the Arthur Otty & Lorna (Merkley) Bolster. He was a 1973 graduate of Brushton Moira High School, and a 1975 graduate of Paul Smith College where he obtained a degree in Hotel Motel Management. August 18, 1973 he was united in marriage with Linda Disotelle, the ceremony was held at the Carmelite Chapel Saranac Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his mother, Lorna (Merkley) Bolster of Brushton; his children, Shane (Melissa) Bolster of Malone, Beth (Jason) Steenberg of Massena, Sloan (fiancé Tuesday Morehouse) of Malone, and Creigh(Brent) Landis of Brushton; six grandchildren, Alexandria Currier, Breigh and Tyler Steenberg, Korelle, Trystan and Alexus Bolster; a brother, Ian Bolster; two sisters, Patricia (Ronnie) Decker and Lois (Richard) Charlebois, all of Brushton; and four nephews and three nieces.
He was predeceased by his father, Arthur; grandparents; a brother, Brent; and a grandson, Isaiah Landis.
Wayne was one of the original owners of Bolster’s IGA. Along with his wife Linda and his parents, they managed the store. After 25 years of ownership, Wayne sold his portion of the grocery store to his brother in 1998. Later he went to work for Brushton-Moira Schools as a security monitor until the onset of his illness.
Wayne found enjoyment working with wood, doing mechanical work, hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, camping and playing games with his family. However, you could always count on a practical joke from him.
Wayne was a member of the North Star Lodge #107 in Brushton.
Memorial contributions in Wayne’s honor may be made to the Moira Rescue Squad, Brushton Fire Dept or the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave. Burlington, Vermont 05401-3412.
Friends are invited to call at the Flint Funeral Home Friday (November 2, 2012) from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of Wayne will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Brushton with the Rev. Christopher Looby presiding. Burial will commence at Sand Hill Cemetery, where Wayne will be laid to rest.
Please share a special memory or a condolence with the Bolster family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com.