Hayward, Donald

August 8, 1950 ~ March 21, 2018

HAYWARD, Donald Harold – Age 67 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at his home. Loving husband of Penny Lou Hayward (Parker) together for 17 years and married for 9 years. Loving father to the late Shawn Hayward and step father to Brittany Sayers. Survived by Daughter in-law Lori (John Maw). Cherished grandfather of Sheldon, Brooklyn, Justin and James. Dear brother of Ronald (Brenda) Hayward, Glenda (John) Sanderson and Cindy (Bruce) Spence. Survived by Sister-in-law Andrea (Lonnie) Squires, Holly Parker (Victor Lair) and Tracey Parker and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jean and George Hayward. Don worked at the Local 663 Pipefitter Union for over 40 years, enjoyed his trailer in the summer and loved visiting his grandkids.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer society or the charity of your choice.



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  1. RIP Donnie… I only *just* found out that you had passed. I am so very sorry to hear, but I know how much you loved and missed your parents and of course your son Shawn, so now you are with them again. See you on the other side!

  2. Our deepest sympathies, Penny , Ron, Brenda and the entire family. Donny’s unique sense of humor will be missed by many. He had a good heart. Prayers said , and hugs sent.

  3. We are going to miss you Donny, always taking care of everyone. Remembering the bag pipes, your park activities and your dedication to the union and Labour Day Parades. Missed by your friends and family. Wish we could be there today to celebrate your life. You will be missed but not forgotten. All our love to friends and family, Ken and Anita Morrison

  4. Our sincere condolences to Penny and family.We were sad to hear about the loss of Don.I hope you feel comfort from your family and friends.Tony and I are thinking of you and your family.Our prayers are with you.May Don rest in peace .

  5. Penny and family so sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers go out to you May the support of family and friends help you in the days ahead your friend
    Carol Fritzley

  6. To the Hayward families; So sorry for your loss. Among my memories is babysitting the boys and Glenda. What a long time ago that was! And what a merry chase the twins gave me. Cherish the memories you have.

  7. Our hearts are broken, sending you all the love and strength you need to get passed this difficult time <3
    Love, Dave, Patti, Candi, Luke and Devonte <3

  8. Sincere condolences to Don’s family, friends and union brothers and sisters. Don was a great fitter and a better human being. Rest easy, Don.

  9. Penny and family we are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, he was a wonderful neighbor and so kind and helpful to Sachi and Kaya. It was comforting to have him around and keeping an eye on the community. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

  10. Sincere Sympathy to Penny and all of Donny’s family and friends My brother Doug Fisher was a very good friend of Donny’s and Donny played his pipes at our parents’50 wedding anniversary in 1995 and Donny also had good times with Doug at our family cottage on Ahmic lake Both of them gone wayyy too soon Now the buddies can be reunited and share good times again Sincere and loving sympathy as we share your loss Gail and Doug Ray Shawn Trish and Bryan Currie

  11. to Penny and all of Donny’s family I have tried this is the third time to send condolences to you but I am not sure that they ever went through to the funeral home so I will try again My name is Gail Currie and I live in Goderich My brother Doug Fisher and Donny were very good friends when Doug lived in Sarnia I have fond memories of being with Donny too as he played his pipes for our parents 50th wedding anniversary in March of 1995 and I know that Donny visited Doug at our family cottage on Ahmic Lake and was there with my parents too so … our deepest condolences to you all Ronda and our daughter Trish went to Lambton College together so are on face book together so Trish saw the announcement last night and send me a message Our Mom died Nov 30th and ….. the waves of sadness come when you least expect them so DO take care Just wanted you to know we were thinking of you and share in your huge loss Sincere Sympathy to you all Gail and Doug Ray Shawn Trish and Bryan Currie

  12. Ron, Brenda, Glenda ,John and families. My and Beths sympathies for the loss of Donny. I hope you all carry happy memories of him with you. We didnt know Donny but know he was a great part of your family. Certainly a big loss to all. Hang in there folks.

  13. Deepest sympathy to the Hayward family in the passing of Donny. He was such a big part of the “kids around town” when we were growing up. Cherish your memories of him.

  14. Allan Weir & Amy will miss our laughs & talks with Donny. We are so sorry for your loss to all the Hayward Family. You are in our prayers.

  15. My condolences to the Hayward Family for the loss of Don.We worked together on many jobs.I enjoyed working with Don,we shared many a laugh.He will be missed. Ace Plaine Local 663

  16. Penny and family so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers love the Devin Family

  17. I am so sorry of your loss Penny
    I great memories of Donny that i will always hold close to my heart.

  18. Our deepest condolences to the Hayward family on the passing of Don. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time

  19. Ron, Glenda and families
    Beth and I are truelly sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Although we have had little contact throughout the years that we resided in Hamilton, I remember all the fun interactions that we had in our high school years.
    Don will always be remembered as a fun loving guy with a ready made smile who laughed easily and often.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  20. Penny, Ron,Glenda, Cindy and families:
    My deepest condolences on the passing of Don. It was in December that Ron and I were talking about Don and how he was doing. This is unexpected to me and pains me deeply. He was a great tradesman, good Union member, enjoyed his family and left us with many memories. I will think of him often and remember the good times.

  21. So Sorry to hear of Don’s passing .He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
    Our thought’s and Prayers are with you all.

  22. Cindy, I am so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I think it was unexpected at this time, after our conversation. You were always there for him, have no regrets. He gave it his all, and so did you.
    Big hug to you, love, Marg

  23. Donny you will be missed. You always took great care of us and you were a wonderful trailer neighbour for many many years. We love you and REst in Peace.

  24. Penny, I’m sorry for your loss and we are thinking about you around camp! He will certainly be missed by many! My condolences

  25. Many memories of a great man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Penny, Ron and Brenda and families so sorry for your loss.

  26. Penny & Family, Ron & Brenda: we were so sorry to hear of the loss of such a key person in your life. May God bring and surround you with peace, love from family and friends to cushion your grief! God Bless!

  27. Ron and Brenda and Families….Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very saddened at the loss of a dear family member. Treasure all the beautiful memories. (Dewhirst families)

  28. Our love and prayers to you Penny. Your family and friends will be your strength, and loving memories will help to brave your grief.

  29. Penny and family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love the Simmons Family.

  30. Penny and Family, Ron and Brenda, Glenda and John, Cindy and Bruce and Families. Ron and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I personally know there are memories that will help you through this sad time. Donnie will be deeply missed….Sincerely Ron and Jackie Atmore.