Passed away at his home in St. Stephen’s, St. Mary’s Bay, on Friday, May 22, 2020, with his loving wife and family by his side, Francis “Frank” Ignatius Hayward, aged 77 years. Having survived 17 years with a rare brain tumor, Frank’s life came to a peaceful end following a short battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Joseph & Annie Hayward, brother Michael, son-in-law Larry Sample; brothers-in-law: Richard Gibbons, Cyril Stamp and Ronald Johnson and brothers and sisters-in-law of the O’Leary family. Leaving to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 55 years Anne (nee O’Leary), two daughters Elizabeth (Jeffrey Ralph) and Kimberly Sample, his nephew Michael whom he considered to be like a son to him; his grandchildren whom he dearly loved: Emily Sample, Mary Francis Witham and Austin and a special great-granddaughter Abby. Also leaving to mourn his sisters: Elizabeth Stamp, Mary Gibbons, Magdalen (Donal) Greene, Theresa Johnson; sisters-in-law: Sandra Hayward, Catherine Dunne and Isabelle James and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including his special “buddies”: Russell, Harold, Angela and Ronald “June” Fleming and a large circle of wonderful friends in the construction industry in which he worked as a grader operator for many years. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Tom McGarry, Rev. Fr. Steve Courtney, Dr. Ogunyemi and his nurse Charlotte, Todd and Staff of St. Mary’s Pharmacy and Staff of Gibbons’ Ambulance Service. Frank was a kind, generous, humorous, hard working, “Jack-of-all-trades” type of man who was always quick to answer the call when help was needed in the community and with his co-workers in the construction industry. Cremation has taken place. Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Vincent’s at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Sacred Heart Cemetery Committee, St. Vincent’s, in care of the Good Shepherd Parish at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Frank Hayward February 01 1943 May 22 2020..
Death notice for the town of: St. Mary’s, Province: T-N