Hayward, Dianne May Frances

Dianne Hayward passed peacefully at her home in Orangeville surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Born in Toronto on October 15, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Edna (nee Milne) Grieve.

Dianne married the love of her life and best friend, Paul Hayward, on July 18, 1964.

She was the loving, kind hearted and patient mother of Michael Hayward, Christine Murray and Chris, Scott Hayward and Johanna, and Theresa Hooper and Brian.

Dianne was the very proud Grandma of Tatyana, Mik, Griffin, Isabella, Olivia, Dallas, Clayton, Brandon, Lauren, Meganne, Matthew, Jack, Emma, Melissa and Carson.

She will be missed by her loving sister Nancy McLinden (Joe), sister-in-law Carol Egan (Paul), brothers-in-law John Hayward (Anne) and Peter Hayward (Miriam). She will be remembered fondly by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Dianne truly enjoyed life and loved to spend time with her family and friends. When at all possible, she preferred to be near the water.  Dianne loved her time spent at the cottage entertaining and relaxing with a martini. She and Paul travelled the world as often and as far and wide as they could. A few of her favourite pastimes were reading, playing cards and of course shopping.  Dianne worked extremely hard over the years raising her four children while helping with the family store fixture business.  She was very generous with her time and would happily accept an invitation to ‘Grandparent’ whenever the opportunity presented itself.  Her beautiful smile expressed her joy and how much she treasured her time together with her family.  Dianne loved to dance with Paul to the Bobby Vinton song, My Special Angel, she will always be our ‘special angel sent from up above ~ watching over us for eternity’.

A private funeral mass will be conducted at St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church in Orangeville. Dianne’s family will receive friends for a public celebration of her life in the near future when the Covid-19 restrictions have eased and it is safe for family and friends to gather.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to St. Michael’s Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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Dianne’s family will receive friends for a public celebration of her life in the near future when the Covid-19 restrictions have eased and it is safe for family and friends to gather.

A private funeral mass will be conducted at St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church in Orangeville.

Donations: St. Michael's Hospital or a Charity of Choice
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Pyatt Sandra
    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    Dear Scott, Johanna, Meg, Matt & Jack
    Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. The above tribute is lovely and sounds like you have many wonderful memories to share and hold in your hearts.
    Hugs to all of you XO

    Reply
  2. Shirley Keaveney
    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    Johanna and the Hayward family, I`m so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you all.

    Reply
  3. Colleen Hurst
    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    Jo so sorry for your families loss.
    You will all have happy memories
    Big hugs to you all

    Reply
    1. Erin Shamrocks Bantam Hockey Team
      Sunday, December 12, 2021

      Theresa,

      We want to express our condolences to you, Brian, Carson and your entire family!

      We were all thinking about you this past weekend.

      Love your Shamrocks family.

      Reply
  4. Jan Schultz
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Thinking about you and your family at this time Johanna.

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  5. Dianne McDonald
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Johanna, Scott and the rest of the Hayward family My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Always think of the memories that you have of such a wonderful person. She will always be in your heart and minds hugs Dianne

    Reply
  6. Deb Chapman
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Scott, Johanna and family ~
    Sorry to hear about your special Mom
    Sincere sympathy to you all.
    Deb and Jim

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  7. Julie Lauzon
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Sending love and prayers to the Hayward family at this very difficult time. Dianne was a beautiful soul. I remember growing up how very kind she was. Thinking of you all. May you R.I.P Dianne ❤️

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  8. Coreen Clarke
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Johanna and family. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Coreen Clarke

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  9. Mike Columbus
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    To Diane’s family
    Very sorry to have learned of Diane’s passing. May you the family cherish fond memories of the good times shared together in the past.
    Thinking of you all during this sad time.

    Mike & Kathi Columbus

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  10. Christine Burgess-Webb
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Dear Hayward Family,
    I have happy memories of visiting your home as a child….your mum was funny, welcoming and so clearly loved all her crazy kids! I am sorry for your loss and am thinking of you all. XO Christine

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  11. Margaret Lowe
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy to the Hayward family on the loss of this lovely lady. You will miss her so much but you have wonderful memories to keep and to share with each other,

    Marg and Allan Lowe

    Reply
  12. Fran Austin
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Johanna, my sincere condolences to you and your family. You will all certainly miss this great lady. She is leaving a wonderful legacy!

    Reply
  13. Rick and Bonnie almas
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Scott,Johanna and family , so sorry to her about your mom,our hearts and thoughts are with you .

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  14. Isabelle Ridd
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Dear Scott, Johanna, Meg, Matt, Jack and family

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Reply
  15. Anne and John Hayward and family
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Dear Paul & family, Nancy and Joe,

    It is with broken hearts that we offer you all our deepest and sincerest sympathies. Your beautiful testimonial is a lovely tribute to a lovely person and a life well lived. We will forever remember “Lady Di” for her warmth, graciousness and of course her sense of humour. We were always comfortable in her company. To us she was more ‘sister’ than ‘ sister-in- law’ and we will sorely miss her.

    Love, John Anne and family

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  16. Johanna Magee
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Dear Teresa, Brian, Carson and family. May you all take comfort in fond memories of your beautiful mother/grandma, and May she Rest In Peace and watch over you all with love.
    Johanna Magee and Darcey, Wilson and Marlea Hughes

    Reply
  17. Doreen Henderson
    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Paul, Michael, Scott, Christine, Teresa and families. I’m so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. I always admired what a close and loving family you were when I was lucky enough to be part of your work family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

    Reply
  18. Ruth Knott
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Scott, Johanna and Family,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Ruth Knott

    Reply
  19. Barry Moore
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    My sincere condolences to the entire family in the passing of Dianne.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

    Reply
  20. Jan Almond
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Johanna,Scott and family ,So sorry to see you have lost another beloved member of your family Treasure the Happy memories you made together Thoughts are with you at this difficult time

    Reply
  21. david sled
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Dear Scott, Johanna and Family,
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    We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. May you find comfort in your many warm memories.

    Sincerely, David and Kathy Sled

    Reply
  22. Mike and Darlene Styles
    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Johanna and family, so sorry for your loss. She will be smiling down on you all from Heaven this Christmas.

    Reply
  23. Tara Hayward
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Aunt Dianne and want to offer you all our condolences. We are keeping you in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time and may the many memories of better times help bring you all comfort. I will forever remember Aunt Dianne’s infectious laugh, her sense of humour and her kindness. I will treasure all the memories of spending time at the house in Orangeville for pig roasts and family gatherings, the large family trips to Canada’s Wonderland (our family’s Wally World), or the time spent together during the holidays skating at Nathan Phillips Square. Rest easy, Aunt Dianne. You will be missed.

    Much love – Tara & Perry

    Reply
  24. Harold and Bev Ardiel
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Johanna and family.
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Harold and Bev

    Reply
  25. Valerie Shaw
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Thinking of the Hayward family during this time.. Sorry for your loss of such a special lady. Our sincere condolences.

    Reply
  26. Mary Ellen and Michael Hubert
    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    Paul and Family, Nancy and Joe

    We were so sad to hear of Dianne’s passing. Will always remember her for her exuberance and sense of humour. Please know that you are in our thoughts and accept our family’s sincerest condolences in the loss of this very special lady.

    Mary Ellen (nee Liut) and Michael Hubert

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  27. Karen McClellan
    Friday, December 17, 2021

    Dear Paul & family ~ may I offer condolences on the passing of Diane. Funny, I was thinking a lot about her recently. You guessed it…I was trying to make Christmas bows! Thanks to her excellent tutoring it was mission accomplished. I have many happy memories of working for, and with, your family. She always seemed happiest with chaos around.
    Don & Karen McClellan

    Reply
  28. Lorna Milne
    Saturday, December 18, 2021

    What a strange Christmas to not have Diane present for the first time in many of your lives.
    Her kind and generous spirit has found a new home. God bless her, and warm thoughts to you all.

    Reply
  29. Bill FitzPatrick
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    To Mr. HAYWARD, Mike, Christine, Scott and Theresa. Please accept my deepest condolences and cherish all the great memories. I have some very fond childhood memories from the Hayward house.
    Take care – Bill FitzPatrick

    Reply

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