Long time Wayves team member Jim Bain passed away on August 3, from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, at the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, at age 60.
“Wayves first encountered Jim Bain in 1995,” said Wayves Publisher Dan MacKay, “He was the president of PRIDE in LIFE in Riverview, NB at the time, and wrote in with a massive list of corrections and updates for the New Brunswick section of our Groups And Services page.”
Dan recalled that in the next year Jim proposed to Wayves that he be hired as a regional reporter for the magazine, based out of New Brunswick. He got started on ad sales for the LGBT community in the late 1990s, with his good friend Chris Aucoin, publisher of the Pride Guide: “Maritime Canada’s gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgendered phonebook!”
In 1999, in response to a readership survey, Jim wrote Wayves a precise and robustly logical letter telling us to pull up our socks, produce a decent publication, and act more like a business. He soon convinced Wayves that we needed him, designed his own job, set his own pay scale, and begun putting the magazine in the black, every month, for almost fifteen years, until we stopped print publication.
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