Remembering Brother John Hayes

John Philip Hayes
March 19, 1939 – October 29, 2021

Peacefully passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital’s palliative care unit. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (Betty) for 60 years. Devoted father to Joanne (Paul), Matthew David, and Dianne (deceased). John was passionate about cars, with a career in vehicle finance and sales management. He was the winner of numerous awards from Ford Canada. He enjoyed sports, particularly NASCAR, as well as curling and basketball which he played in his younger days. John was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was proud to be a Third and Fourth degree Knight. He and Betty were very active members of their church community in Bath, ON. During his retirement years, he was an avid bridge player, joined by his wife and the bridge mascot, their dog Zach. John was the son of Leonard Hayes and Margaret Cheevers of Brantford, ON. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters Michael, Carol, Donna, and Bill, as well as by his five grandchildren. His sister Marilyn passed away shortly before him. A private celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your charity of choice.

Published on November 15, 2021
Kingston Whig Standard

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