Ted was born in Espanola, Ont. Aug. 11, 1916, and passed away peacefully in Fischer Place on Oct. 26, 2004. Ted was a veteran, having enlisted in the Canadian Navy during WW II. Following his military service, he sought employment in occupations that enabled his urge to travel. He lived and worked throughout this continent from Northern Manitoba to Mexico. Ted eventually settled in B.C., and moved to the Cariboo in 1989, living 8 months of the year at Deka Lake and traveling throughout Thailand the other 4 months. Wherever Ted went he made friends across all cultural and age groups. Ted was preceded in death by this father, Joseph Hayes, his beloved mother, Catherine Boucher Hayes, and four brothers and sisters. He is survived by siblings Oleta Dougon, Mae Dougon, and Roland Hayes of Ontario, many nieces and nephews, and friends Helen Crookes, Jeff Crookes, and Mary Shennum of 100 Mile House. Memorial Donations may be made to Fischer Place through the South Cariboo Health Foundation.
“The universe cares nothing of our passing, for we are specks of dust carried on its wind. The universe cares everything of our passing, for we carry the universe in our hearts.”