It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of David Hayes in Port Stanley on the evening of Friday, March 9, 2018, at the age of 38. Cherished son of Corene (Terrence Ashe) and the late Roger (2008). Dear brother of Jeffrey Hayes (Alana Baarschers) and Rachel Hayes (Brian Spicer). Father of Apryl and Andrew. Loved uncle of Matt and Kayden. Treasured grandson of Hendrik and Sia Vanderhulst and the late Beverly and Helen Hayes. David was a gentle, loving soul who was always willing to help anyone in need, and would give the shirt off his back. He was an avid collector and loved music. David saw the good in people and will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at REDEEMER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 5834 Blackwell Sd. Rd., Sarnia, on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) (cheques only at the funeral home please).
VisitationFamily and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ServiceA memorial service will be held at REDEEMER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 5834 Blackwell Sd. Rd., Sarnia, on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
DonationsSympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Henk Irene Woudsma
March 17, 2018 04:34pm
Corene we are saddened to read of David's passing, did not know until just now, reading other obituaries. We feel your grief, and pray you will receive strength and comfort from our God, and support from all your friends and family. Sincere sympathy from Henk and Irene W.
March 16, 2018 12:38pm
I'm so sorry. David was a wonderful friend to me many years ago when we both lived on Hamilton road in London. He was a great person.
March 15, 2018 05:53pm
Hi Corene - We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our prayers. May God hold you close at this very difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Joan and George
March 15, 2018 05:19pm
My condolences on the loss of your son David. You and your family are in my prayers
Big Hug Joan
March 15, 2018 11:15am
David was a very good friend of mine when i lived in london ont..many times we broke bread togather or just hang out for coffee ..always a kind careing sole .i lost touch after moveing from london but my heart is saddened to here about his passing .my prayers go out to all of daves family and friends. God has taken another angle home
Geert and Alice Hofstra
March 15, 2018 10:03am
So sorry to hear about your loss Corene....I remember babysitting him years ago...
Thinking of you and your family and praying for the Lord to surround you with His comfort and love during this difficult time.
Warm Greetings from Holland..
Alice & Geert
March 14, 2018 10:04pm
Dear Corene and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of David. I remember him as as a good looking young man who always had a ready smile. May the good memories you have of him remain with you and help you at this difficult time.
March 14, 2018 06:21pm
My deepest sympathies to all of David’s family and friends. I’ve known David for many years and always felt I was in the presence of a gentle and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill Payne(St. Joseph’s Hospitality Centre)
Sandy Turner Boldt
March 14, 2018 05:12pm
My deepest condolences to the entire Hayes/Vanderhulst family. My heart is heavy with this terrible news. I hold in my heart the most loving memories of my time spent with David, Jeff and Rachel in their early years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Wishing you all much love and peace,
The Boldt family
March 14, 2018 02:53pm
Dear Aunt Corene and family,
I was deeply saddened by the news of David's passing and wish to pass along my sincere condolences. I can not imagine how difficult this must be for you but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blair and family
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