obit portrait
Banwell Chapel
Joseph James "Jim" Hayward
August 26, 1947 - May 16, 2017
(519) 253 - 7234
“Passed away peacefully in his loving wife's arms on May 16, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Loving husband and best friend to Kathryn Hayward (Parent) for over 49 years.
Loving Father to Jamie (Teresa), Connie Carter (Keith), Andrew James (1978), and Marnie (Eric Laliberty)
Cherished Papa to Joshua, Kyler, Tyler, Katherine, Kassidy, Lucas, Aubrey and Kennedy. Predeceased by parents Donald and Margaret Ann Hayward, and In-laws Lorin and Iris Parent. Beloved brother to Donald (Barb), Becky Richards (Greg), Debbie Yates (John), Ken (2016) (Ruth). He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law’s Jim (Randa), Linda, Pat (Bob), Bob, Mary Lou (Dann) and Maggie. Good friend of Jimmy Church. Jim worked as an OHL hockey scout for over 40 years, and will be missed by many from the hockey community. He was also a dedicated employee of Gen-Auto, retired after 47 years.
Jim was an avid guitarist with a passion for music, and ceaselessly inspired his grandchildren with that same passion. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the ICU Met. Campus for their amazing care.”
Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7-9 and Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at