Passed away on November 19, 2021, at the age of 83. Son of the late Trevor Hayward and the late Phyllis Morley. Beloved husband of Jessica Hayward. Dear father of David Hayward (Cheryl) and Theresa Masson (Marc). Proud grandfather of Shayla Beth Hayward and Travis Masson. He will be remembered by his brothers Richard from Vancouver and Trevor from Halifax, his sisters Rosemary Stanhope from Halifax and Donna Jollimore from Halifax as well as many nephews, nieces, and friends. Predeceased by his sister Anna Louise Keith.
The family would like to thank Orleans palliative teams, Veteran’s Affairs along with numerous friends for unweathering support.
A private visitation and a private Memorial Service will be held on December 1st, 2021, at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services. Followed by an interment in the National Military Cemetery. In Memory of Bert, donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank would be appreciated.
John & Jane
Our deepest sympathies to all of Bert’s family. We will miss seeing Bert working outside on his lawn in the summer and driveway in the winter. We will miss his chats.
Molly McGoldrick-Larsen and Marv Larsen
Jessie, Theresa, David, and families,
Molly and I were sorry to hear of Bert's passing.
We always enjoyed spending time during many social events over many years with Bert and Jessie and our mutual friends Jerry and Shirley Zurakowski.
Most appreciated was Bert's sense of humour, grace, and his willingness to share his wisdom and knowledge. His photographic expertise was exceptional and our family were the benefactors of his expertise when he and Jerry Z took a group photo of Molly's family. The time and effort that Bert and Jerry put into that photo shoot and ensuring the best possible outcome was truly admirable. The other aspect of Bert's knowledge and skills that I truly admired and we shared a common interest in was carpentry and home renovation; he set the gold standard for others to aspire to. I am grateful that Bert was always available to answer questions I had whether it was home renovation or any other topic.
We are so grateful to have crossed paths with Bert in our journey in life.
We will miss Bert. May he rest in peace.
My sincere thoughts and prayers to Dave , Jessica , Theresa and your families. Thank you Bert for being the best father in law and Grandfather To myself Shayla and Justin. Our pictures and fond memories are always in our hearts. May you be at peace. Love Jann
Bert and I first contacted each other over twenty years ago when we were both doing family research. Bert and Jessica visited my wife and I in England several years ago and two years ago I spent ten weeks in Canada, a week of the time staying with Bert and Jessica.
I will always be grateful for all the help Bert gave me searching for my family, especially my Canadian family.
My wife Brenda and I send our deepest sympathy to Jessica, their family and also to Rosemary, who also visited us with Bert and Jessica.
I will pass the sad news on to all my cousins who knew Bert and met him at a large family BBQ while I was in Canada.
Peter and Brenda Hayward
Bert and I shared Great Great Grandparents. It was nice to meet him a couple of times several years ago.
Wayne and Joan Ward
Peter Hayward was kind enough to share the sad news of Bert's passing with us. Through Ancestry, and with the help of Peter, We had the pleasure of meeting Bert and Jesse at their home in Ottawa 5+ years ago, then again at a family bbq 2 years ago where my husband got to meet relatives he never knew. Unfortunately Covid ruined our plans of meeting up again. Wayne and I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Jesse and the family - he was a "gentle" man and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Bert!
Pat and Philip Belson
So glad to have met you cousin
you will always be in our thoughts
Jessica and Dave and Theresa
I have known Bert and Jessica since 1985 when we were posted to Baden. Bert and Jessica worked at Canex for a few years there. I curled with Jessica a few times there too. We were posted to Ottawa and Bert and Jessica moved back as well. I had the pleasure of curling with Jessica again and going to a few bonspiels. We shared many good curling memories and people who came in and out of our lives.
Bert was a kind quiet sole and loved baking cookies. My condolences to the family.
Joan and Neil Busche
Rest in peace dear Bert. Joan and I have known you for 60 + years and are very sad you have passed on. You and Jessy have been treasured friends for so many years. We had many great adventures together sailing, traveling, camping and skiing . You where always willing to help out and filled our home with lovingly crafted woodworking projects that remind us of you every day. We are so grateful your family allowed us to say goodbye in person on the day you died. You will be greatly missed by our whole family and remembered often by the telling of the stories we made together. Our condolences to Jesse, David and Theresa and family. Goodbye dear friend.
Rest in peace Bert. We had many special years together on your many visits to England with Jesse and Rosemary. We will always treasure those days. Our condolences to Jesse, Rosemary,David Theresa and family.