John Alexander Hay

Dec 20, 1946-July 21, 2011


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John. Predeceased by his father Art and mother Marie he leaves behind his loving wife Dawn, his children Bonnie, Lorna and Jonathon (Kristie); grandchildren, Kiefer, Riley, Kyle, Carlee, Kara, Samantha and Page, brother Glen (Susie) and sister Nancy (Dave). He also leaves behind his northern family; Art and Noreen Sailor, Ross, Debbie, Hayden and Lauren Sailor as well as many friends, especially his co-worker and friend Kerry Frees.

John worked, and played hard his entire life. He started with commercial fishing and logging for many years and for the last 25 years had worked in the mining industry in the Yukon. He was the type of person that always gave 110% of himself in whatever job he was doing. He had a tremendously generous heart and would never say no to anyone that needed a helping hand with anything. The phrase “It can’t be done” just wasn’t in his vocabulary!

John fought a brave battle for a long time before God took him from us. He is now without pain and enjoying the company of many old family and friends.

John was a wonderful man with a huge heart and personality and he will be terribly missed.


A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Community Hall on August 13, 2011 from 1-4pm.

Family and friends are welcome to come and share memories of John’s life.

A short story and/or picture of a special memory or event that you shared with John would be appreciated. We would like to compile a book of memories. For people that don’t’ use pen and paper anymore, there is an e-mail adddress that you could forward the information to (jdnhay@shaw.ca)

I look forward to seeing everyone and hearing or reading about their special memories. Thank you very much.


Dawn Hay