HAYES, George Thomas
November 26, 1933 – Nash Creek, NB
November 19, 2014 – Calgary, AB
George Thomas Hayes, beloved husband of Sylvia, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 80 years. George started his education at CMR and graduated from Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in 1965. He had a long career as a professional engineer, working at a number of pulp mills and then Dominion Bridge, Henderson Barwick, and retiring in 1992 from the Skeena Pulp Mill in Prince Rupert, BC.
George was a tireless volunteer and advocate for many causes such as professional engineering organizations, the Cannery Museum, and the Northwest Maritime Institute. He had a passion for great political debates. He ran for the Civic Party in Montreal in the 1980’s and volunteered for the Liberal Party for many years.
George and Sylvia moved to Calgary in 2010 to follow his true passion, watching the grandchildren at recitals, concerts, swim meets, football games, and hockey games.
George was an affable optimist always positive about life and all the people he met in life.
George is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife Sylvia; children, Carolyn (Baron), Stephanie (Neil), and Matthew (Wanda); grandchildren, Andrew, Christopher, Allison, Isabelle, and John; and siblings, Edith, James (Mac) (Lynn), Kevin (Cathy), Kathy, and Allan (Theresa).
A Celebration of George’s Life will be held in the Summer of 2015 in Nash Creek, New Brunswick. (For details, e-mail to Matt Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org). Forward condolences through mcinnisholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email email@example.com or to an educational charity of your choice.
In living memory of George Hayes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.