Austin James Hayes

February 26, 1942 to March 29, 2019


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Austin James Hayes, age 77, on March 29, 2019.  Predeceased by his parents, first wife Ann Woods, and siblings Bob, Jack, Betty, Joan, Judy, Jerry and Jim.  Leaving with fond and loving memories his fiancée Helen Caines and her children Jackie Emberley (Ronnie), Gerry Caines (Rhonda), Sharon (Dave Burry), Karen (Bob Lee), Shannon Caines (Mary).  Survived by his children with his first wife Ann: Joanne, Tina, Betty and Austin “Chick”, his siblings Ernest and Helen, and many other family and friends.  The family wishes to thank the ICU team at St. Clare’s for their exceptional care and comfort provided over the past few weeks.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, March 30 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully accepted.



7-9 p.m. on March 30, 2019

2-4 p.m. on March 31, 2019

7-9 p.m. on March 31, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Monday April 1st

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery


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We are sending our sincerest condolences to you Uncle Ernie for the loss of your brother Austin.
And to you Helen and your family. He was in every way a gentle man.

It was always so nice to see you and Helen when you came for a visit at poppy’s. Sending love, thoughts and prayers to all who love you.


To the family thinking of you all in this sad time. Ozzie I will miss you on my visits home to newfoundland. I was always happy you came over to see me. I will miss you lots. Thank you for making my friend Helen so happy. She loved you so much and talked about you always. Helen sorry I can’t make it to the funeral distance keeps us apart but I will call you soon. I am praying for you always and the days ahead. Love you. Jennifer Aurora ontario

Sending my condolences to all especially Helen and family , i know how much Austin meant to you all, he was family for sure, he was a lovely gentle man, he will be missed by all.

Uncle Austin , we will miss your sparkling blue eyes and your gentle quiet way. Much love being sent to all who loved him . We are thinking of you from Ontario.