It is with great sadness that the family of C.E. (Kit) Payn announces his passing which occurred on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Kit was born on October 21, 1939, in Lachine, Quebec, and was the son of the late James and Molly (Griffin) Payn.
Kit was devoted to his wife Lynn, of 58 years, and enjoyed spending time with his kids, their families and his many friends. He will be remembered as a generous soul who took great pride in his work, family, friends, and community. He was an active member of the Rothesay and Greater Saint John communities serving as Past Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, President of the Riverside Country Club, President of Credit Counselling Services Atlantic and was a long time member of the Saint John Rotary Club. Kit was proud of his 42 year career at RBC which took him and his family across the country, ending with his position as RBC Vice-President of New Brunswick. He had a calming and kind presence that is going to be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn (Werner); sons David (Caroline) Payn of Langley, BC, Jim (Jessica) Payn of North Vancouver, BC; daughters Mara (Kelly) Payn-McGrath of Rothesay, NB, Kristin (Steve) Payn-Smith of Dartmouth, NS; brothers David (Lesley) Payn of Turo, NS, Robert (Valerie) Payn of PEI; sisters Beverley (Bill) Jones of Aliston, ON, and Ellie (Don) Elkhart of Rocky Mountain House, AB; beloved grandchildren: Gabrielle, Frederique, Samuelle, Christopher, Kayla, Bronwyn, Madeline, Jackson and Kate; several nieces, nephews and special friends. Kit was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Mel and Richard Payn.
Arrangements are under the care of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Rd. Quispamsis (849-2119). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 31 Gondola Point Rd. Rothesay. Donations made in memory of Kit would be appreciated to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be placed at: www.KennebecasisFH.com
With Covid-19 health measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older attending the service will be required to show proof of vaccination and a piece of a government-issued ID or proof of medical exemption. Due to COVID-19. Masks are mandatory.