In Memory of Dwayne Whynot

It is with the deepest regret that I share the sudden passing of Dwayne Whynot, NSUPE Vice President and Local 16 President. Dwayne has been a long-time union member, advocate, and officer. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing and my sincere condolences go out to his family and fellow members in Local 16 and across our union.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 pm at the Digby Fire Hall. There may be ride-sharing options for those who wish to attend from Halifax. Please contact me at to organize.

To view the obituary, please visit Dwayne Whynot Obituary – Digby, NS (
To view the CCU’s tribute to Dwayne, please visit The CCU Remembers Member and Activist Dwayne Whynot.

We have created this page, with permission, to remember and celebrate Dwayne’s life and contributions to NSUPE. Please feel free to take a moment to share a memory or note of condolence below. Note that names and emails are optional when leaving a memory.

In solidarity,

Shelby Kennedy
NSUPE President

4 thoughts on “In Memory of Dwayne Whynot”

  1. In the years that I knew Dwayne, he was kind, and thoughtful. He wasn’t one to push his way into a discussion but took the time to share his thoughts with a quiet confidence. He wanted the best for everyone and thought that all were deserving. Dwayne greeted everyone with a smile and was always willing to pitch in. My deepest condolences to Dwayne’s family. Dwayne will be greatly missed by many.

  2. I am saddened for Dwayne’s family, for all who knew him, and also personally. I liked and respected Dwayne. I considered him a valued colleague and a friend. We worked together as officers in the union for many years. I am not sure how many years, but when I think back on my time with NSUPE it just kind of feels like he was always there. He projected a quiet vibe of kindness and integrity into whatever room he was in. It made that room a better place. I thank Dwayne’s family for sharing him with us. In his work for the union, much like in his work at Conway, he did a lot of good for a lot of people. If that is not the true measure of a person, then I do not know what is. Again, my deepest sympathies to Dwayne’s family. Rest in power brother. You will be missed. It was an honor and privilege to have you as a comrade and friend.

  3. I am at a loss for words. I still can’t believe that I won’t be able to text or pick up the phone to chat about life in general or discuss matters in the workplace or advocating for our local 16 in Digby.
    We shared many laughs, conversation, and he gave great advice and was a mentor.
    Life can take a turn when we least expect it, and life definitely took a turn in our lives, our workplace and the threads of friendship Dwayne shared with so many.
    Dwayne always said not to be afraid of asking for help, or say what was on our mind.He believed that everyone had something to bring or offer and everyone has value. And he is 100% right and I will cherish every bit of him.

    My deepest condolences & comfort to Tara,Kai,&Samantha
    Extended family&friends

    Rest easy Dwayne

  4. It will always be a regret of mine that I wasn’t able to spend more time with, and learning from, Dwayne. My impression and memory of Dwayne is that he was a gentle, observant and dedicated Union member and leader. The world is a little dimmer without him, and while he may not be with us anymore, he will forever remain our Union brother.

    I send my love and condolences to all his loved ones and his (chosen) families and friends. It was truly a gift to have him in our lives and in the collective labour movement.

    Onwards in solidarity!

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