Tubman Funeral Home


Roy Hayes

January 14, 1936November 9, 2021

Roy Gordon Hayes, born June 14, 1936 on the family farm in Kennedy, Saskatchewan, passed away unexpectedly in Cranbrook, BC on November 9, 2021.

He was predeceased by his wife and love of his life of 43 years, Eleanor (Cameron).

He leaves behind his son Bruce (Dorothy); daughter Barb; grandchildren Cory (Leisha) and Mandy (Mike); great-grandchildren: Jade, Daniel, David and Deagan as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Roy was a simple man with an amazing work ethic. He was happy with an “extra crispy” weiner or a piece of chocolate cake.

He was a mentor to many and shared his knowledge whenever he could. His can do or fix anything attitude rubbed off on many.

It wasn't all work for Roy. He loved hockey and played as a goalie on 5 different teams up until he was in his 30’s.

He had many jobs over the years. A farmer, an entrepreneur, school bus driver, maintenance man at Village of Kennedy, truck driver and most recently the “potty master” at Cameron Enterprises. He was know for patching himself up if it was required to get the job done.

He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, you never knew what would come out of his mouth. He was a kind hearted man, who would help anyone, and never asked for anything in return. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A visitation will be held in Tubman Funeral Home, Kipling, Saskatchewan on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The graveside service will be held in St. Ann R.C. Parish Cemetery, Kennedy, Saskatchewan on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. A luncheon will follow in the Kennedy Community Hall.


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021


Roy Hayes

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Don and Heather Trail

November 21, 2021

Our deepest condolences to all the family. Hope you find a little comfort in your memories. Sorry for your loss.

Tammy Hall

November 19, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of this Roy was a great man I remember when I moved to town and in the winter he made sure I could get out. Thinking of all of you in this time

Dennis Steele

November 18, 2021

Bruce and Barb, I am sorry to hear about Roy’s passing. There will be many happy and funny stories while thinking of Roy’s life. I will never forget the years working along side Roy in the patch. He was a kind man.
My sincere condolences to you and your families.
Take care