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123 King Street East
Forest, ON N0N 1J0
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Rossie Hayter

Hayter, Ross

Friday, January 26th, 1940 - Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Rossie George Hayter, of Grand Bend, formerly of Thedford, passed away at University Hospital in London, on December 13, 2020, at the age of 80.

Ross will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend of nearly fifty years Nancy Hayter (Mater). Proud father of Aaron Hayter (Carrie)and Jesse Hayter (Jen). Ross's eyes always shone a little brighter and his smile grew a little bigger when he was with his granddaughters Blayke and Josie, who will miss him greatly. He was a loving brother to Carol Hall and cherished uncle of Charlie & Barb Hall, Ross Hall, and Steve Hall. Ross is predeceased by his parents Russell & Nellie Hayter, sister Brenda Hayter, and brother-in-law Bill Hall.

Ross will be sadly missed by his friends, community members, and all of the neighbourhood dogs who look for the man driving around with treats in his truck. He had a larger than life personality and was a gifted storyteller. He would share his extravagant stories with anyone he met and often commanded an audience wherever he went. You could always tell if he was in a restaurant or coffee shop because you would hear his big voice talking to a crowd.

Ross was a prominent figure in the onion seed business spending many years growing onions from seed and selling them across North America. He was a founding member of Lake Smith Conservationists, and through his years of service, the group was able to support local scouts, sports groups, and school outreach programs. His commitment to volunteering in the community was rewarded when he received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award (2006), which recognizes the compassion and charitableness of special volunteers.

A private family service will be conducted at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada or Chartwell Parkhill are greatly appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest, 519-786-4964 Please leave a memory or condolence online at
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Ross is remembered for his bright smile, a hard working man who loved and served his community. A private family service will be conducted at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada or Chartwell Parkhill are greatly appreciated.


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Randy & Karen Stanlake

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Ross will be dearly missed by many friends, hunters and Lakesmith conservation. Randy has great memories of Ross hunting at Chapleau! He had an amazing sense of humour, and the stories he would tell!
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Gil Bastien

Posted at 11:23am
My Condolences to Nancy, Aaron, Jesse and families. Ross was a good friend and mentor to me, during the years that I lived in Lambton Shores. I always cherished the time spent working with Ross in the community, Lake Smith Conservationists, Pinery Park and the Lambton Shores Museum, just to name a few. Ross was "bigger than life" so to speak and an inspiration to "give your best effort" in every situation. In my memory, Ross Hayter will forever be "Walking Tall." Gil Bastien..

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Colleen Ferguson

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Nancy, Aaron, Jesse and families. My sincerest heartfelt condolences to all of you during this time of loss. Ross and Nancy always welcomed me into their home with love and kindness. They have a very special place in my heart.. I grew up in Dawn Township close to where Nancy lived. My family knew Nancy and her family very well. It was a blessing that I would work with Nancy and meet Ross. He always had a joke, made me laugh and was generous and kind hearted. I remember staying at the "hunting cabin" for a weekend. I have always missed living in the country so I enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness that weekend. It was great to be back to nature again, a place that Ross loved very much. Rest in peace Ross. A memorial tree will be planted in Ross' memory.

Colleen Ferguson

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