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HAYES, Albert (Toad)

Our loving grandfather, father and brother passed away peacefully in Calgary on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the age of 92. He was born in Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan, in 1930 and we think he was a Roughrider fan from day one. Toad was one of 10 children and grew up in a loving, busy household in Regina. In 1948, at the age of 18 he joined the Canadian Armed Forces where he and the family enjoyed a number of different postings around Western Canada. He also had posting in Germany and to Egypt as part of the Suez Canal Peace keeping force. When he retired from the Army in 1993 he started his second career working for the British forces stationed at Suffield Alberta. He enjoyed working for them for 19 years. When he finally retired he lived in Medicine Hat until his move to Airdrie in 2006 to be close to family. During his time he developed new friendships, especially his special friends Brian and Wanda. He spent eight years living at the Hamlets of Cedarwood Station in Airdrie where he quickly established himself as the facility ambassador and welcomer. We like to thank Lena,Heather,Leah,Chris and all the Cedarwood Team for all their kindness. We would like to thank TJ and the 49th Ward Team, the 51st Ward Team, Transitional Nurses Cheryl and Hazel at the Peter Laugheed Hospital. We would like to extend a big thank you to Dr Dhaliwal, Shayne at Carewest RX and the entire team at 3rd Floor, Cambridge Manor. Their care and compassion they provided was amazing! He is loving remembered by daughter, Sherry (Reg) Hihn and their daughter, Nicole (Steve Ryder); and his son, Gord (Kim) Hayes and their children, Easton (Maddie) and Krystal (Emmon); numerous nieces and nephews as well as his surviving siblings, Shirley and Glady. The family will be having a private Celebration later in the year. To Celebrate his Life the Hihn Family in conjunction with the Airdrie and District Community Foundation has established the Albert (Toad) Hayes fund to support Seniors and End of Life Care. Memorial donations to this fund of the Airdrie and District Community Foundation can be made at ATB Cares, or by E-transfer to [email protected] or mail to Suite 944,203-304 Main St Airdrie Alberta T4B 3C3. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at


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