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John Hayes

HAYES, John (Jack) MWO – RCAF (Retired) June 10, 1940 – April 3, 2019 On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 78, Jack passed away following a brief stay in hospital. Devoted and loving Husband of 55 years to Diana (nee Eschuk). Loving Father to Michael (Wendy), Timothy (Jennifer) and Ben. Loving, proud and dedicated Grandfather to Keira and Liam. Son of late Michael and Johanna (nee Blanchette). Son-in-law to late Gerald Eschuk and Martha (nee Punstel). Brother-in-law to Garry, Lillian (Irvin), Dawn (Glenn) and Ingrid. Uncle to Craig, Heather, Rodney and Patty as well as Great-uncle to Alex and Andy. Jack served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy (1957-1962), Royal Canadian Air Force (1963-1980) and Federal Government of Canada (1980-1995), lived for his family, was a devoted friend to many and will be forever missed. A special thanks to the medical team at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, especially the nursing team, for their efforts, care and compassion during Jack’s final days. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at BEECHWOOD, FUNERAL, CEMETERY AND CREMATION SERVICES , 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Public visitation is at 9:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m. and interment at 12 p.m. in the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, followed by an on-site reception. Donations to Prostate Cancer Canada ( in the memory of Jack are welcome.13333746
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Posted by Heikki Vahvelainen (relative) On Monday, April 15, 2019
Posted by Heikki, Terje, Nanna and Nina Vahvelainen on Monday, April 15, 2019 Dear Diana and family. We have received the sad news about Jack. We knew him as a well-spoken, humorous man. Jack had charisma and he took his place wherever we went. We have lost a good man and a great friend. In memory of John Hayes

Sincere Sympathies
Posted by Peter and Debbie McGregor (cousin) On Thursday, April 11, 2019
Dear Diana and family, so sorry to hear this sad news of Jack. Our sincere sympathies. Great photo of Jack. Hugs Peter and Debbie and family
Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Lorraine And Roy McGregor (Cousin and Friend) On Thursday, April 11, 2019
Roy and I have been talking about Jack (Jackie) and all the wonderful memories we have of good times and laughter with Jack. I knew him as a very young child growing up in Garson and later on marrying Roy (Jack’s cousin) and his memories of Jack and his parents visiting Massey. The wonderful memories we have will stay with us forever. We would like to offer our Deepest Sympathy to Diana and Family.R.I.P. Jack.
Posted by Chum and Laura Cole (Cousin) On Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Deepest condolences.

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