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Mr. William Hayward

Feb 2, 1932 - Mar 2, 2013


Peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday morning, March 2nd, 2013. William Nelson Hayward, of Owen Sound, at the age of 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Frances Hayward (nee Weis) for 61 years. Loving father of Lyn Kiddle (Ray) and Martin Hayward (Deborah Vining), both of Owen Sound, Terri Reid, of Tobermory and Beth McCracken (Rick Lokos), of Chatsworth. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Jamie, Katie, Jennifer, Jessie and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jill Tucker (Gerry), of Durham, Nancy Chin (Ken), of California and brother-in-law of Shirley Hayward, of London, Marian and Sharon Hayward, both of Owen Sound, Faye Lemon, of Burlington and Ron Weis, of Calgary. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Mae Hayward; his sister, Ruth Gacs; his brothers, Ken, Ted and David Hayward; his brothers-in-law, Louis Gacs and Fraser Lemon.

Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K – 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service Bill Hayward will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday afternoon, March 6th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Major David Kennedy officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at

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Tue., Mar 5, 2013: 2pm - 4pm  & 7pm - 9pm 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
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Funeral Service
Wed., Mar 6, 2013: 1:30pm 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
see map

Wed., Mar 6, 2013
Greenwood Cemetery
808-2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 2H4
(519) 376-1440
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Valerie Maxwell
Thu, March 7, 2013  -  Valerie Maxwell
Every time I bring a load of groceries into the apartment, I'll be thinking of Bill; the first person able to overcome my strenuous objections to being helped. God grant you rest, Bill. May He ease the pain felt by Fran, your family and all who knew, loved and will miss you. Maxie
Rob Turney
Wed, March 6, 2013  -  Rob Turney
Marty - our sympathy to you and your family...Rob & Sheila
Jack and Colleen Martin
Tue, March 5, 2013  -  Jack and Colleen Martin
Marty - Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dad.
Wayne and Judy Pitt
Tue, March 5, 2013  -  Wayne and Judy Pitt
Marty and Family- Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your Dad, Grandfather and to your Mother for the loss of her Husband
Cheryl and Kevin Killough
Tue, March 5, 2013  -  Cheryl and Kevin Killough
Dear Aunt Fran and family; we were so sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. When I looked into Uncle Bill's eyes, it was like looking at dad.Take care of each other and we will see you soon, Love Cheryl (Hayward)
Ron & Earlene wray
Tue, March 5, 2013  -  Ron & Earlene wray
We send our deepest sympathy to fran & the family on the death of Bill. They were great neighbours and our kids all grew up together. many happy days on 7th Street A East. Time goes by too quickly. We wanted you to know that we are thinking of all of you at this sad time and sending our love to each and everyone of you.xxxxooo
Stu & Ev Edmonstone
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Stu & Ev Edmonstone
Thinking of you at this time, may you have many happy memories, our memories go way way back when Stu worked with Bill at Owen Sound Motors on 2nd ave. E. and I remember him as well when he used to attend Youth Group as a teenager.
Bill Arnott
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Bill Arnott
Ray and Marty, My condolences go out to you on your loss. May the memories give you comfort.
Cathy McKee Heyns
Sun, March 3, 2013  -  Cathy McKee Heyns
Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your Dad. Dads are very special to us. May you hold your memories close as they will comfort you through this difficutl time. Cathy McKee Heyns
Howard Mooney
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Howard Mooney
Very sorry for your loss,,,I have many memorable moments of Bill. My heart goes out to my extended family. Love Howard

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