On June 7, 2023, at Michael Garron Hospital, Edward Patrick Hayes passed away peacefully with his son and best friend Ed Jr. and his daughter-in-law Joanne (Kohek) by his side. He is survived by his grandchildren Jack, Clark and Payton, his daughter Shelley (Dave) and his grandchildren Sarah (Jacob), Ryan, Laura and Andrew, his sisters Bridget (Power), Mary (Hayes-Kieley), brothers Ben, John (Mary) and Alphonsus (Sonia). Edward was predeceased by his parents Nora and Tom as well as his brother Tom and sister Anne (Wilkins) and cousin Byron. Edward loved nothing more than going to work every day, as this talented man could build anything and everything. He patiently taught the finer skills of carpentry to anyone who wanted to learn and shared his vast knowledge of all things hockey and boxing. We are eternally grateful for every day spent with him, as he was always there ready to lend a helping hand - he was a gift to us and our hearts are heavy with the loss of this beautiful spirit. There will be a funeral service on Saturday June 17th at 10:30a.m. at Pine Hills Cemetery with visitation one hour prior from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.