Mr. Robert Wayne Coutts of Ideal Supply Company Limited passed away on April 11 of this year.
He was 65 and husband of Eileen Coutts and father of Adam and Shannon Coutts of Tiverton, Nathan and Melissa Coutts of Elmira, Tanner Coutts of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Emily Coutts and Shawn Benson of Toronto. Grandfather of Delaney and Nolan.
Mr. Wayne Coutts started with Ideal Supply 1967 in the Ideal Supply Hanover location. Over 45 years, he worked in six of the 30 branches, from the southern branches to the north. Wayne worked on the counter, in the shipping department putting stock away, and then to branch manager, account manager, to assistant automotive sales manager, to his last position as sales manager for the Automotive Division, which brought him to the head office in 1987. Wayne was admired by his colleagues, suppliers and customers, and was well known for his vast knowledge of products, his ability in helping others, his sense of humour and his great storytelling.