Colin Hayes


Hayes, Colin of Aylmer passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Elfriede (Meyer) Hayes. Dear father of Adrian Hayes(Jessie) of Newmarket. Colin adored his granddaughter, Caitlin. Brother-in-law to Alwine Meyer of Ottawa and the late Hans Meyer.Uncle to Annemarie Meyer of Ottawa. Survived by other relatives in England and Germany.

Born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England on May 29, 1933, son of the late Joseph and Ivy W. (Wilson) Hayes. Colin had 39-year career in policing, being appointed to the Nottinghamshire Constabulary in July 1954, after his discharge from the Royal Air Force Regiment. He served three years with the Northern Rhodesia Police (1958-1961). He was Chief of Police in Essex (1968-1975) and Parry Sound (1975-1989) before coming to Aylmer as an instructor at the Ontario Police College (1989-1993).

Colin earned a BA degree in Law and Justice (1981), a Master of Criminal Justice degree (1986) and a doctorate in Organizational Behaviour (1988). He was a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Texas in Odessa, Texas (1995-1996). 

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and served on church council.

Friends may call at the  H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11am.  Cremation to follow.  Donations to the St. John’s Lutheran Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Share memories or condolences at