October 10, 1916 – January 19, 2011
Bill passed away at home in the loving arms of his wife Catherine on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the age of 94 years.
He was born Babylon, New York to Jane L. Bauman and William T. Hayward II. Bill was an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors his entire life. He won many awards throughout his school years at Tome Preparatory in Maryland and Pawling School in New York for excellence in swimming, football, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, marksmanship and sailing in Star class boats. He competed in the Olympic trials for the Star class in 1936 coming in second in the finals and winning the first race of the Atlantic Coast Championships in 1947. He played amateur hockey at Madison Square Garden. Bill served as a Captain, Field Artillery Battalion, in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Oak Leaf Cluster for gallantly in action. After the war Bill resumed working for U.S. Steel Export and was sent to Alberta in 1950 as a special representative of the company. His love of Alberta won his heart and his Citizenship. In 1956 he went to work for Alberta Phoenix Tube and Pipe Ltd. as a sales executive, where he remained until 1970. He then formed his own consulting company known as Tyson Trading Ltd. He was a respected and influential member of the oil patch for many years and took an active role in the community. Although he stopped competing in sailing once he moved to Canada it remained his passion along with golf and skiing. Bill was a long-time member of the Calgary Golf & Country Club, The Glencoe Club and The Reveller’s. He was a governor for The Oilman’s in 1954 and participated in the Oilman’s Tournament for many years.
Bill will always be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness, loyalty and his love of animals, especially his dogs. He was a true gentleman. He believed in living life to the fullest. Although he was very ill towards the end of his life, he never gave up his determination to try to overcome each illness as it came. His love and devotion to his wife Catherine will always be remembered.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife Catherine and her family. He leaves behind his children Susan Werner (Jack) of Elverson, PA, Brenda Deines (Alan) of Littleton, CO, Cynthia MacLeod (Pat) of Northbrook, IL, W. Tyson Hayward IV of Atascadero, CA and grandchildren Alexandra and Parker Deines. Also mourning his loss are his former daughter-in-law Sherine Duncan and her two children Leanna and Spencer. Bill was predeceased by his parents and his sister Janet Smith of Babylon, New York.
A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at the Calgary Golf & Country Club on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Those wishing to pay their respects are invited to attend. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary EMS Foundation, 100- 3705 35th Street NE, www.canadahelps.org, Telephone: 403-955-9550. A special thank you to the very exceptional caregivers, who helped his wife Catherine care for Bill at home during the last three years of his life. Charisse, Joseph and Frances treated him with the love, tenderness and respect they would give their own fathers.
In living memory of Bill Hayward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences