Lorna Evelyn Hayes

23-Jan-1932 - 20-Jan-2018

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Forever Loved


(23-January-1932 - 20-January-2018)

It is with sadness twice over that we now write of the passing of Lorna Hayes at age 85, just 43 days after the passing of her husband of 63 years, Clifford. Lorna died peacefully at Hillsdale Estates with family at her side. 

Lorna was the beloved mother of Blaine, Philip and wife Cindy, Janet, and Carol and husband Chris. She took great joy in her seven grandchildren: Jesslyn and Kevan; Alan, Jolene, Lynn and Elizabeth; and Madeleine. She was great-grandmother to ten: Anastasia, Emily, Ajay and Chevy; Gordon, Angela and Shelby; Hannah and Lily; and Orias. 

Daughter of the late Herbert and Hazel Miller, Lorna is remembered by her sister-in-law Ruby. She was predeceased by her brothers Tommy, Neil and Lloyd Miller and her sisters Olive, and Anne. Lorna always valued family, and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and their extended families. 

A proud “northerner”, Lorna was born in Schumacher, Ont. She took the train south at age 19, settling in Oshawa where she began a lifetime of friendships. Lorna met Clifford during her work as a photographer for The Oshawa Times. After raising her four children, Lorna continued her caregiving at Rossland Park Daycare for many years. Lorna and Cliff enjoyed many travels with friends and family. Highlights included Caribbean travels with friends, a Newfoundland trip following their 50th anniversary, driving to the Yukon and back, and celebrating her 76th birthday in Tanzania. 

At their home on Harmony Rd N, Lorna tended to her beautiful gardens, expanded her owl collection, and enjoyed her books. Friends and family enjoyed her delicious Sunday roast beef dinners. After moving to Darcy St., Lorna added cats to the household and took great delight in the company of Zeke and Laney. Lorna put others ahead of herself, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She leaves behind a legacy of caring and compassion. 

Family and friends are invited to drop-in to celebrate of lives of both Lorna and Clifford this coming summer, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (North of Hwy 2) 905-443-3376. Memories and condolences can be expressed online at mountlawn.ca.

Lorna Evelyn Hayes

For those you love don’t go away.
They walk beside you every day

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Phil Hayes | 20-Jan-2019

Mom, a year has passed. We always think of you. ----- Your road was getting so difficult And you were both so tired That finally, you closed your eyes & left us We try to remember to be glad that you are at peace now But we miss both of you enormously We are left to think of you and to remember you when we see you in a picture, or a place, a singing bird or a playful cat We remember you with love and will always miss you. Amen.

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Posted by anne skinner | 30-Jan-2018

We are all so sad to hear about Aunt Lorna passing. Together with Uncle Cliff, she gave us many special, happy memories as children. She was always so nice to all of us, and very special to our mom & dad... We'll miss her very much, love Anne, Kevin & Emerson...

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