HAYWARD, Norene “Dorothy” –The family of Dorothy Hayward are saddened to share her sudden passing at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Sunday, February 11, 2018. At the age of 97 she is now home with her Lord and Saviour. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG), she is survived by her son Richard (Bonnie), grandchildren Todd (Jessica), Meredith (Lachlan), Blair (Gina), great-grandchildren Reegan, Clara, Lilah and Marah. Last of the family lines she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Jack (2002), infant daughter Jacqueline (1938), parents Lorne and Olive Shephard, brothers Gerald and George, sisters Norma and Bernice. Born August 6, 1920 in Wilkesport, she spent much of her life in the Brigden area. She was an active member of her community and spent many hours volunteering with the Brigden Fair Ladies. She made legal history in 1954 when she was sworn in as the first female juror in Lambton County. Always the care giver, Dorothy was a strong and independent woman relying on her faith to get her through the hardships of life. At Dorothy’s request cremation has taken place.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Gideon Bibles or charity of your choice.
Thinking of you
gathered together in sadness;
yet in celebration of 97 years well lived here
and the beautiful hope of being home with Jesus.
Wayne and Connie Robertson
Dick, Bonnie & Family
May you find peace during this time of sorrow and may cherished memories bring comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you at this sad time. Shirley
Many childhood memories of this wonderful lady. Her butter tarts were awesome! Love and condolences to you all.
Dick and family, my condolences with the passing of your mum. She was one of the finest ladies I ever came across.
Dick, Bonnie and Family. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom,Grandmother. Dorothy was the greatest lady and friend and actually like a Mom to me. I just had a phone conversation with her a couple of weeks ago. We had many laughs and she had such great faith. The love for her family was her main priority. I’m sure you will have many a great memories to help you through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely Ron and Jackie Atmore.
Dear Dick, Bonnie, Todd, Meridith, and Blair and family,
Dear Dorothy was one of the first people I met in Brigden at the the old grocery store, making me feel so welcome upon moving here. We shared many a joke, that only we could share….She was always so proud of her family, as well she should have been. She will be missed, a fine, one of a kind woman. Thinking about you all at this sad time.
Condolences to the Hayward Family. Dorothy was a dedicated volunteer that was fantastic to work with.
Dick, Bonnie and family,
We are sorry to learn of your mom/grandma’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Kevin & Cheri Helps
Dick, Bonnie and families
So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I have many fond memories of her as a neighbour while growing up and working with her at the grocery store. It was more fun than work. She was a terrific lady!
Gary and Patty Newman
Dick , Bonnie and families. Our condolences go out to you at this sad time. What a great lady she was. Very strong and very friendly. We remember her from Brigden at Howard Moore’s store and Strucks. Also later we met her many times at Zellers having lunch. A dearMother …..Gord and Barb Leaper
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family…Ollie and Janet Smith
Thinking about your family Dick and Bonnie and about the fun times at baseball games with Dorothy and Jack, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .Sam & Betty Fraser family
Nancy and I would like to extend our sympathies to the family on their loss. Dorothy was a great woman and well respected in the Brigden Community. We all feel a loss with her passing. She has lived a long and memorable life!
Dick Bonnie and family so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing always enjoyed the time spent with her when invited to Lynne and Walts. Hope your good memories help you through this difficult time.
My father, James Dixon would like to send his sincere condolences. He has fond memories of meeting with Dorothy and my mother at Zellers for lunch (over many years).
Dick, Bonnie and Family, so sad to hear of your dear mother and grandmother’s passing. She always such a delightful happy person to meet out and about. Of course I have great memories of her working at the grocery store as well. Brigden was honoured to have her a resident for so many years. Hugs and prayers for each of you
Sorry to hear of your mothers passing Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
As the Minister from Wilkesport and a volunteer with the Sarnia Seniors Ministry Dorothy often delighted Myrna Hyatt and me with her Wilkesport-Brigden stories and reminiscing about her time in the community. We will miss her bright smile at Twin Lakes but know what a blessing she has been to so many, and is now blessed in her continuing eternal life.
Sending our deepest sympathy to you Dick.,Bonnie and family.
Sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother Dick I have many fond memories of Jack and Dorothy at all the ball tournaments in years long past
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/grandmother. Dorothy was a fine kind lady and she will be remembered fondly by who ever knew her. God Bless.
So sorry to here about your loss, all my prayers go out to you and your families.. bless you families.
She was a beautiful lady…