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THOMAS FREDRICK HAYTON (published on April 09, 2009)



THOMAS FREDRICK HAYTON It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Fredrick Hayton on Sunday April 5, 2009 at Concordia Hospital at the age of 84. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Evelyn (Evie); his children, Grant (Tracy Morwood), Valerie (Patrick Sarna), and Lorne of Dallas, Texas. Thomas also had seven grandchildren who loved him dearly. They are Nicole of Glasgow, Scotland, Carrie, Kathleen, Robert, Elliott, Christopher (Tasha) and Keith of Dallas, Texas and great-grandson, Jonah. Tom was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 5, 1924. He attended Cecil Rhodes and St. John's schools in Winnipeg. He then worked as a machinist for the CPR, Westin Shops, until retirement at the age of 60. Tom was also a proud member of the Machinist Union with the CPR. As a young man, Tom played hockey with the St. James Canadians and the Winnipeg Electric. He also loved curling, playing well into his late seventies at the Elmwood and West Kildonan Curling Club. Tom loved to walk his dog Benji (his buddy) and would often drop in to see his friend Don at Kelvin C.C. Tom and his family spent many happy summers at their cottage in Lac Lu, Ontario enjoying fishing, swimming, boating, picking berries, or just sitting on the deck enjoying the view of the beautiful lake. Tom took great pride in his many cars. To Tom Happiness is a clean car . Funeral services will be held Monday, April 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens at 4000 Portage Avenue with the interment to follow. Pallbearers will be William (Bill) Light, Robert (Bob) Brennan, Don Howard, Robert and Elliott Hayton. The family wishes to thank Dr. Strumpher and all the staff at the Concordia Hospital for the wonderful care that was given to Tom. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Concordia Hospital Foundation on behalf of the staff and doctors in the ICU who so personally and professionally took care of Tom. Chapel Lawn 885 - 9715


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