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Olev Wain Ph. D.

Jun 6th 1948 — Nov 21st 2023 (75 years)


Born June 6th, 1948 in Stockholm Sweden, Olev Wain was just three years of age when he emigrated to Canada with his parents and sister. He left this world on Tuesday, November 21 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer; against all odds, Olev remained optimistic, hoping for a miracle until the very end.

Well-read, well-travelled and well-respected for his marketing and research expertise, Olev will be missed by friends, family and business associates around the world.

Olev is survived by his loving wife, Anne Wain (nee Miner), his daughters Emma and Meredith, granddaughters Kay, Eve and Grace, and his sister Kersti. He is predeceased by his mother, Ellett Wain (nee Olesk), his father, Jaan Wain and his grandmother, Emma Olesk (nee Salit).

Olev's Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter's Estonian Lutheran Church, 817 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4P 2L1, Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at 11:00 am.

Prior to the funeral service, there will be a period of visitation from 9:30 am and the service will be followed by luncheon.


For those unable to travel to the church, you may Live stream the service here at 11 am on Saturday, December 9th 2023:

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"The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when
compared with the pain of never risking love."
Hillary Stanton Zunin

In lieu of flowers, it was Olev’s wish that donations be made in his name to the London Regional Cancer Program in recognition of their care and sustained efforts to rid him of the insidious disease.

London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF)
747 Baseline Road East London, ON N6C 2R6

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