Hayden- Gordon “Neil” of St. Thomas passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his late residence in his 77th year. Dearly loved husband for over 54 years of Sandra (Moule) Hayden and loving father of Shelley and husband Herb Caunce of St. Thomas, Sherrey and husband Ed Vandermaarel of St. Thomas and Steven and wife Renée Hayden of Wallacetown. Proud “Papa” of Emileigh Vandermaarel (favourite granddaughter) and Justin Vandermaarel (favourite grandson). Dear brother of Carole and husband Rev. John Brown of St. Thomas and brother-in-law of Michael and wife Karen Moule and George Moule all of St. Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Neil was born October 31, 1937 in St. Thomas, the son of the late Gordon and Edith (Shallcross) Hayden. He retired as the plant manager of Clevite. Since retirement Neil and Sandra have spent many winters in Bradenton Florida, where they have made many lifelong friends.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Interment Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Donations to the I.C.U. of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, Liver Foundation or the Diabetes Assoc.