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