Passed away suddenly on February 28 2018 at the age of 72yrs old. Loving husband of Barbara, loving father of Donald William, David Dale (Allan McCallum), Beth Kay , Michael Andrew, Kelly Kathleen, and Shelly Ann. Cherished and loved grandpa of Brian, Jesse, Michael, Corey, Tara, Amanda, Brooke and Fallon. Great grandfather of Caden and Auden. Loving brother to Debbie (John) Yates, Becky Richards, Kathy Hayward and Ruth Hayward. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Marguerite Hayward, and brother Jim, Ken and brother-in-law Greg. Survived by many nieces , nephews and cousins, extended family and friends.
After 31 years of service Don retired from Ford Motor Company. He was active with Ontario Quarter Horse Assoc. For many years he ran Bluewater hockey clinics, in addition he was active in the Ontario and Quebec Minor Hockey League, where he was a Memorial Cup Winner. Visitation will take place at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd E 519-253-7234 on Friday March 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral service to take place on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel with Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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