It is with great sadness that the family of (Wilmar) Wayne “Butch” Torrens of Smiley, Saskatchewan, announce his unexpected passing on July 9, 2022. He was 75 years old.
Wayne, better known as Butch, was predeceased by his parents, William and Grace and his older brother Terry. Left to cherish his memory are his children that he shared with Colleen Torrens (nee Whatley), Daron (Kelly), Krista (Shawn), and Tyler (Naomi), as well as his granddaughter Kennedy. Also left to mourn are his two nephews and niece, Jonn Alden, Todd Torrens & Gillean Scaddan (nee Alden) along with many cousins and a lot of close friends who were like family to him.
Wayne was born February 9, 1947, in Kindersley where he grew up making many friends along the way. He and his family were active farmers in the Glidden, Coleville and Smiley areas. In 1973, he and Colleen moved to the Elmer Enger farm on Section 16 North of Smiley, Saskatchewan. It was there that they set down roots to raise their family. He was very active in the community and was well known in the surrounding farming community. He enjoyed visiting with his family, friends, as well as checking his crops and tending to his sweet peas. Butch always liked meeting new people and was genuinely interested in their “story”.
Wayne enjoyed life right to the “end”. He went to the Stampede parade on Friday with Daron, Kelly, Colleen and friends. On Saturday he went to the Stampede Rodeo with Krista, Shawn and his good friend Louis Schmidt. After the rodeo he toured around the grounds on his own where he met more people and visited with them. After he was done, he came home to Daron & Kelly’s house, where he held “court” with Daron, Kelly, Tyler and Naomi for a few hours. That night he reflected on many things and people in his life, specifically his longtime friend David Mitchell who predeceased him. Butch mentioned something he wished he told David…”I’ll see you down the road”. Within an hour he passed away after enjoying the “best stampede day he has ever had!”. We, the family, are so thankful we were able to spend time with him on his last few days, he did not suffer and was not alone.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kindersley Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome.
Following the graveside service there will be a Celebration of Life at 3:00 P.M. at the Elks Hall in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.
“I’ll see you down the road”