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).
March 14, 2018 02:35pm
Corene, Jeffrey & Rachel; I am so sorry to hear about the loss! We may not have talked much in many years, but family is family, and it hurts knowing I've lost a cousin, and you all are going through this terrible time. Know I am think of all of you.
Shawn and Kimberly
March 14, 2018 12:41pm
Dear Corene and Family;
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember David as such an absolutely beautiful child when I used to baby-sit for you years ago! I wish you love, peace and strength in the coming days.
March 14, 2018 08:47am
Dave was a good friend ! this news is sobering, I'm so sorry for anyone's loss Dave will be missed and thought about .
Noel jewel stevens
March 13, 2018 09:24pm
I remeber hanging out. With him down town all the time he was always. Giving me hugs when i was sad or just needing cheering up i will miss him greatly
March 13, 2018 06:43pm
Dear family and friends of David - so sorry to hear of your loss. I only knew him a bit but he impressed me as a kind, generous person!
March 13, 2018 05:54pm
I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and the hope that the kind words of your family and friends will make this difficult time a bit easier to bear.
Lynda wallace smith
March 13, 2018 04:43pm
I remember dave coming over to our place many times to hang out with my dave. Have fond memories of him. So sorry to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve the loss of your dear david.
March 13, 2018 04:29pm
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, David. May you be comforted by the nearness of God and be supported by family and friends as you grieve his loss. Sending you hugs and love, Gwendolyn.
March 13, 2018 03:07pm
I'm sending my Deepest condolences to Everyone who knew Dave He was a great person who will be missed greatly
Jack Carol Crichton
March 13, 2018 02:41pm
Please accept our deepest sympathies . This is a sad thing to happen . We knew David from his visits with you and had several conversations out on the patio . I especially remember the time he had his guitar with him ; he was really enjoying it .
Take care ... We will be talking to you soon .
Jack & Carol
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