John Albert Cook Hayes

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    • John Albert Cook Hayes

    We regret to advise of the death of John Albert Cook Hayes of Bloomfield, NB at Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing in Saint John, NB on 15 March 2014 at the age of 94 years.

    John was born in Bloomfield and was a farmer.  He was a veteran of the Second World War and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1941.  In late 1942, he went to England with the 1st Field Squadron, 5th Armoured Division, qualified as Pioneer “C”.  In 1943 he was hospitalized for several months and reassigned to the 30th Field Company, II Canadian Corps Troops, as a wireless operator until the end of the war.  John served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.  After the war, John returned to the family farm until his retirement in 1991. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28 in Hampton. NB.

    Visitation will be held at Reid’s Funeral Home in Hampton on 18 March from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM with a Legion Tribute at 6:00 PM.  A celebration of John’s life will be held at Christ Church, Bloomfield at 11:00 AM on 19 March. Interment will take place in Christ Church Cemetery, in the spring.  Donations may be made to the Christ Church, Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Dr V.A. Snow Nursing Home Centre or a charity on one’s choice.  {dcNov2017gd}