James Andrew Hayes

June 8, 1942 - December 7, 2019

Funeral Details: Celebration of life to be held at a later time

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father in his 78th year. Jim passed away peacefully on December 7th, 2019 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie with his family by his side. Jim was the loving husband of Ethel Poole (2013) and much-loved father of Jim Hayes Jr (Sharline) in Aruba and Marcy Hayes Miller (Rick) of Barrie. Proud and loving grandfather of Larissa, Samantha, Garret, and Dylan. Jim was predeceased by his mother Gertrude, brother Robert, and sister Wendy.


Jim was a long time, well respected employee who oversaw the operations of Dixon Canada. He had been retired for several years but was kept close to heart by many.  Jim was an avid golfer and had many great friends to enjoy it with. He enjoyed his visits to Aruba, Sunday dinners and cards and spending the holidays with the Miller family in Meaford.


Many thanks to all our family and friends for your support. Much appreciation to his fellow golfers and friends at Bear Creek Golf Club. Your visits and friendship throughout this hard time meant so much to him. We wish to thank all the kind staff at Whispering Pines for the great care of our father in his last few weeks.


Private cremation has taken place with a family ceremony at a later date.


9 Condolences
  • Vince Hayes
    Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2019 Reply

    RIP Uncle Jim. You were always a true gentleman. You will be missed.

  • Donna Pollett
    Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2019 Reply

    A wonderful, gentle man. He will always be remembered.

  • Greg Munro
    Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2019 Reply

    Marcy / James I am so very sorry for your loss. Truly a gentleman !

  • Michelle Connell
    Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2019 Reply

    What a great man that I got the pleasure to know.I will never forget him taking me home from Dixon in a huge snowstorm. My thoughts and prayers are with Marcy and the family. May your hearts heal over time.

  • Linda Cleare Srigley
    Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2019 Reply

    Always had good feelings about Uncle Jim. A good man and a gentleman. Aunt Ethel chose the best man out there!!!😄. At last they are together. Much love and hugs to the family.❤️🤗

  • Gordon Foy
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Reply

    I always enjoyed Jim’s gentlemanly presence as did we all during our weekly “golf off season Tuesday billiards day” @ Dunlop Billiards. Jim and I also had our common passion for Mustangs.

    My condolences to Family from an acquaintance.

  • Bill and Sue Hiltz
    Posted on: Thursday, December 12, 2019 Reply

    Many of my fondest moments playing golf were with Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Carol ( Hand ) Bell
    Posted on: Saturday, December 14, 2019 Reply

    My Heart goes out to Cousin Jim’s, Family, we lost track of each other some time ago.
    We all lived as kids in the house on Blake St/Shanty Bay Rd.

    Bobby, JIM, and Wendy, will now be with his Mom Aunt Girt, Aunt Toots, Aunt Win, and Aunt Lil.

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to all the family, I know it won’t be easy for any of you.

    Sending my Love and regards, cousin Carol Hand/Bell.

  • Joe Yurek
    Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Reply

    Jimmy was a terrific person. I golfed with Jimmy in Northern Michigan every spring. I will miss him, but always remember the fun times I had with him. The group will miss Jimmy. I am grateful for the time I had spent with him.

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