HAYES, Godfrey ( "Skinny ")
Harry Captain Godfrey Harry ( "Skinny ") Hayes, DSC OMM CD RCN, retired, born August 12, 1919, died peacefully July 6, 2006 with his family around him. A valiant and much-decorated Navy veteran and a man who lived his life with honour and integrity, he will be missed by the large Hayes clan and his many friends and colleagues.
Predeceased by Pam, his cherished wife of 56 years, he is missed by children Jinny, Michael (Maggie), Stephen (Maureen), David (Pat), and Liz (Richard), as well as grandchildren David, Paul Justus (Lisa), Sean (Audrey), Caitlin, Patrick, Jennifer, Matthew, Stephanie, Jillian, Heather, and Janet, and great-grandchildren Macy, Emmy and Alexander. He is also lovingly remembered by special extended family members, Julia, Janice and Jeff.
We know he cherished the long friendships of his life and took strength from the unconditional support of friends and family during his five-year struggle with cancer. He often said, "I've had a good run. " We are sure he would now add, "Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead! "
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday July 12th, at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1379 Esquimalt Rd., with reception to follow at the new Naden Wardroom, on Signal Hill, at the end of Esquimalt Road.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 7/9/2006 - 7/10/2006.
The Hayes family welcomed me at their family events when I was a teenager with a rough home life. They made a huge difference in those years, and I enjoyed every minute of my time with them. I remember Papa fondly – it is so painful to think of him not being there anymore.
Heather and your family - you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.