Hayes, Mary Helen S.O.S
Died peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON March 2, 2013 in the 62nd year of Religious Life with the Sisters of Service. Born in Tichbourne, ON, the daughter of William Hayes and Annie King.
Predeceased by her parents, brothers Joseph (Cathy) and Delbert (Sally), she is survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family relocated to Vancouver, BC where she received her education at St. Ann’s Academy in Vancouver and Kamloops. She entered the Sisters of Service, January 1949. Her education and work experience in Business Administration were a great asset to her many ministries in teaching, pastoral work, religious education in Vilna, AB, Winnipeg, MB, Fargo, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Regina, SK and the Headquarters of the Sisters of Service. She served 16 years in Community leadership – 12 years as Superior General of the Sisters of Service.
Her gifts of music and song enriched her ministries wherever she served in mission. She had a great capacity for friendship and the ability to maintain the bonds of friendship over the years. Although she served in many provinces, her roots were in British Columbia. She will be greatly missed. The Sisters of Service extend their sympathy to her relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Mass of the Resurrection was presided by Rev. Williams Fitzgerald, C.Ss.R in the Chapel of the LaSalle Manor, 61 Fairfax Crescent, Scarborough, ON at 10:00 am on Monday, March 4, 2013. Interment will take place at a later date.
Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel