It is with breaking hearts, that we the family announce the
passing of Jonathan Paul William Tays on Sept
6th, 2019. Jonathan was born in Saint
John New Brunswick on Feb 12th, 1988.
Jonathan loved his Dog Storm, his friends and
family. He spent many of evening watching Charmed and
Roswell with his mom and sister. He would bring home new
music to have them listen to, they were always « impressed »
and it would end up in a dance competition. If you
couldn’t dance to it, it wasn’t good music.
Only Krissy could make him giggle with a touchless
tickle. He did on occasion pull out the Elvis lips when he
was not smiling.
Jonathan loved Football, specifically the jets and not the
He played football for the Hampton huskies and that created a
life long love of the sport, he spent every Sunday yelling at the TV
and sometimes fighting with his cousins about the
He loved adventures and hiking with his dog, Music festivals,
tattoos and outdoor activities. One year he went to ministers
island in minus 26 degree temperatures just for the
He loved Magic cards, devils sticks (he was always
ready to put on a show for his nieces, nephews and cousins), juggling
Jonathan was an amazing swimmer, one summer he saved his
little cousin from drowning at the Damascus.
Jonathan showed everyone all of his « women catching
dance moves » at least that is what he told his young
He also, spent time working in Fort McMurray only to return
home to his family and friends where his heart truly longed to
Every picture he had a smile on his face that Sweet Baby
Face. (the main reason why he grew a beard)
He loved his friends, Phone calls and time spent on facetime.
He never had to be in the same place to make connections with his
Jonathan would often say « Thanks Sis for always being
there for me ».
Jonathan was never one to walk away from his family without
an I love you, a hug and a smile.
Jonathon is survived by his beloved dog Storm, his Mother Kim
Tays (Bruce Cameron), his sister Kristy-Ann and his niece and nephew
Emily and William Long; stepsisters Jen Burley (Scott), Melissa
Cameron (Thomas ), Katlyn Cameron (Chris). Loving Uncles
Michael Tays, Jason Tays, Stephan Thomas (Mary);
his Aunts Sherry Tays, Wendy Ritchie (Rickie),
Michelle Bembridge (Richard) and others; as well many cousins
including Adam, Corey, Ryan, Jessica, Nick, Jenny, Kaitlin, Alicia,
Jordon, Ryan and Hannah; and grandfather Eddie Thomas.
He was predeceased by his Grandparents Joan & Stewart
Tays, grandmother Lois Thomas and his sister Saydi
Jonathan is loved and will be missed by all, we love you
Visitation will be at Reid’s Funeral Home, 1063
Main Street, Hampton, on Tuesday, September
10th, from 5-8 PM. A celebration of life and
interment will be held at a later date, the details will posted on his
Facebook profile. Donations in memory of Jonathan can be made to the
Canadian Mental Health Association, the S.P.C.A or the Hampton Food
Bank. Personal condolences to the family may be made through
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Jonathan Tays..
Décès pour la Ville: Hampton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick