Norman Edward Hayward

On February 19, we lost our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, partner and dear friend after a valiant battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents, Ed and Nell Hayward; wife, Heather; and grandson John Alexander Scott.

Bud, lovingly known as the Mayor of Royston, was born on November 2, 1931 in Nanaimo, BC. He was raised in Bowser, Oyster River, Merville and finally settling and staying in Royston for over 65 years. How can one sum up a life like Bud had? This short writing cannot even begin to make a mark into the amazing adventures that he lived. In 1951 he married Margaret Hamer of Cumberland, BC and married again in 1969 to Heather Wiggins, formerly of Willow Point, BC. For many years Bud was in the logging industry, eventually becoming owner/ operator of NE Hayward Trucking, hauling logs all over Vancouver Island and nearby Gulf Islands.

In 1982, Bud and Heather’s lifelong dream was realized by launching the Island Derby and on June 1, 1984, they departed for Alaska, arriving in Ketchican on June 15th. 1986 marked the year that Bud became a commercial fisherman along with Heather and grandson Peter by his side on the Island Derby. By 1995, with a decline in fishing, the boat was sold and travelling ensued with trips to England, France and Belgium with daughter Dana, Alberta visiting with daughter Dawn and then onto cruising with the highlight being the Panama Canal cruise on its 100th Anniversary with daughters, Carolyn and Janice.

Bud is survived by daughters, Carolyn, Janice, Dana (Kris), and Dawn Hayward, grandchildren, Peter (Brenda) Scott, Stewart McQuillan, Meghan (Blair) Eddy, Jesse Radu, Chloe (Stan) Hollingsworth, Holly Everett, seven great grandchildren, partner and dear friend Maureen Smith, and sisters Bev (Roy) Shields, and Linda (Alan) Larson.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 29th at 11:00 am at the Mayor’s home in Royston.

The family wish to thank with sincere gratitude all the kindness ans comforting words shown to our family by all Buds/our friends and to medical professionals involved on our beloved fathers, grandfathers, partners, final days in hospital.

Rollin’ Rollin,’ Ain’t gonna worry no more!

Please join us in remembering Bud by visiting his memorial at

Comox Valley Record

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