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Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel

5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON

OBITUARY

Henry Alden Hayes

April 6, 1945November 14, 2019

Alden Hayes peacefully went to be with his Lord and Saviour on November 14, 2019 at the age of 74, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Susan Hayes (nee Swinson) of 51 years. Devoted father to Matthew Hayes (1972-2018), Amy (Richard) Hayes-McMann, Heather Hayes, Jessica (Greg) Toushan. Proud Papa to Jacob Hayes, Amelia McMann, Mary McMann, Lily Toushan, Keira Toushan, and Theo Toushan. Alden leaves behind his two loving brothers Roy Hayes and Wilson Hayes, as well as many extended family members and friends who love him greatly. He was a devoted family man and exceptional friend.

Alden was a very driven man when he focused on something that he wanted. This quality finally earned him a date with his wife Sue, a romance that would lead to a rich, beautiful life. Together they would go on to pursue many dreams and aspirations such as starting their hobby farm "Hayes-T-Acres," building a loving family, enjoying multiple careers, and taking pleasure in vacations and lake life.

Alden enjoyed raising animals and building his farm, camping, trips to the East Coast, watching hockey (specifically watching his son, grandson, and the Toronto Maple Leafs), spending time with his kids and grandchildren, music (especially the oldies), boating, fishing, and cracking true Dad jokes. But mostly he loved Jesus. A true and devoted spiritual man who was unmovable in his faith.

Alden was a gentle, patient, and supportive man who made everyone feel welcome, loved and important. He will forever be the angel on his loving wife's shoulders to guide her as he did in life.

As per Alden's wishes, cremation will take place. A service will be held at The Gate Alliance church, 6009 Valley Way, Niagara Falls, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the One Foundation (Niagara Health System), The Gate Alliance Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated

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Jen Burrough

November 19, 2019

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Hayes family. Alden was a kind hearted soul with a lot of wisdom. He used to tell us little quotes. One time when I was at their house he told us "you can't soar with the eagles when you spend your time hanging out with turkeys." Some of the best advice I ever heard as a young adult. It's a quote I continue to share with others to this day. 💗

Laurie` Thiesen

November 18, 2019

Sue and Family, So sorry about this great loss. He was always so sweet. He had a great smile and sparkling eyes. When I was younger and staying at my Grandmother's with my siblings I remember him talking on the phone to his friends.

Tracey Panas

November 18, 2019

Alden was the kindest and most gentle person I have ever known, the same qualities he passed on to my beloved Matt, his son, who passed away last year. No family should have to endure this type of loss within a year. My thoughts and prayers got out to them in their time of loss and grief. Rest in peace Alden, you are with your son now, may you both live in ertenal happiness with God. Xo

Randy Thiesen

November 17, 2019

Where do I begin? My earliest memory of my uncle is when I was just a little guy. My mother, (his sister) was working and a lot of the time my uncle would keep an eye on me. I was a pretty frisky young guy so I needed someone like my uncle to watch me. Sometimes he would send me to bed and I would sneak out of the bed and stand at the top of the stairs and listen to the grown-ups. He always caught me. I moved to the states in 1962 and came back to Canada in 1983. That is when we reconnected. He was just as I remembered them a bit bigger and he had this full beard but he was still Uncle Aldy. I remembered him like it was yesterday. He was a big man with a big heart. Gentle and spiritual yet firm in his convictions. I feel totally privileged to have had an uncle like him.

Victoria Bellefleur

November 17, 2019

My name is Vickie Belle Fleur and I came to know Alden through his nephew Randy. When I met him there was a presence about him that you just grew to love. His kindness and knowledge of life and all things good just brought a smile to my face. I feel so glad to have gotten to know this man and his family even though it has been such a short time. Thank you for the smiles and good thoughts that you have left for me.

Trisha Botticella

November 16, 2019

Auntie Sue, Amy, Heather, Jessica and families,
I am honoured to have had such a wonderful, caring, loving Uncle. So many memories that I will cherish of times we spent together as family.
I know that he is going to be an Angel in heaven, he was an angel here on earth to all of us.
Sending love to all of you, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest In Peace my dear uncle, it’s just bye for now, until we meet again xo

Teri-lin Giesbrecht

November 15, 2019

Aunt Sue, Amy, Heather, Jessica and families,
My thoughts and prayers will continue for each of you, cherish the memories, the times, and love that you all shared. I would like to share a few memories that I have...

Uncle Aldie, was very special to me, he was one uncle that I did not shy away from, he was so loving and kind, whenever, I would think of the past, I would, remember him sitting on the front porch, with Princess and Bear. I can still see those big dogs, Uncle Aldie would always tell me they would not hurt me. He was right and I knew I could trust him to protect me. We seemed to always be together, dad would help with Hay, or we would be pulled on a sled behind the snowmobile, go swimming in the pool on those hot summer days, having sleep overs, being down home sitting around the kitchen table, as we grew up it turned to watching the next generation, Jacob and Michaels football games, i would so look forward to them, so i could visit with my family. As families grow we may not see each other as much as we would like, but when we do, the conversations are long, the hugs, the kisses, and the I love you' are always there until the next time. Until the next time Uncle Aldie, I love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY