Hayes, Gordon Sterling of Sussex, formerly of Schofield Road passed away at the Sussex Hospital on July 30, 2020. Born on March 2, 1926, the eldest son of the late Warren and Iola (Boyd) Hayes and husband of 68 years to Isabel (Johnston) Hayes.
In addition to Isabel, he is survived by his five daughters and their husbands; Ida O’Leary (Tim), Moncton; Esther Scott (Brian), Fredericton; Juanita Eustace (Ed), Apohaqui; Nina Pratt (Gordon), Sussex; Barbara Naugler (John), Hampton; grandchildren are Joey O’Leary, Sabrina Donahue (Kevin), Daniel Scott (Fiancé Emily), Gregory Scott (Rachel), Shannon Scott, Nicholas Brown (Julie), Natasha Brown, Ryan Pratt, Mattison Naugler, J.T. Naugler, Jessica Coleman, Alison Eustace, Patrick Coleman Eustace and Kennedy Coleman Eustace. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews including two special nephews, Everett Hayes and Jeff Johnston. Also surviving are his brother, Perley Hayes (Carlen); brother-in-laws, Wayne Sears, Allen Johnston (Debbie) and Alonzo Johnston (Carol); sister-in-laws, Connie Hayes, Dorothy Geldart and Beryl Long (Arthur).
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by and infant daughter, Ruth; sisters, Erma Sears, Glenna Hayes; brothers, Delbert, Blake (Jean), Arnold (Georgina).
The funeral will be private due to Covid 19 restrictions and scent free. The family requests no flowers. If desired, donations may be made to the Head of Millstream Wesleyan Cemetery, Extra Mural or the Sussex Health Centre.
We also wish to express heartfelt gratitude to the many health care professionals for their kind and compassionate care of our husband and father.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca