Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Passing of Toronto Dance Instructor Doreen Hayes

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my mother Miss Doreen Hayes who was reaching not only her 84th birthday but the close of her Doreen Hayes School of Dancing at the end of it's 60 year run as her heart just gave out.

She passed away suddenly over the weekend at the Humber River Hospital while listening to some streaming Frank Sinatra on Saturday March 26. She was surrounded with myself, her loving grandaughter Kyley Duncan & her husband Tom O'Rourke, her youngest grandson Jonn Ryane and her ever faithful, loyal friend and assistant Lawrence Williams. If she had of gone to a doctor we would have known sooner that she had a very serious heart condition.

She is being cremated tomorrow in her black sequin dress and her matching earrings with me in attendance through the whole process just so she knows I am taking care of her remains. The funeral arrangements have just been made by myself and where her memorial page will be posted with more information but for now I am posting the details.

Wednesday April 6
'Spreading of Ashes' Ceremony 10:45am
Anyone wishing to share that with us please contact me

'Celebration of Life' 2-3 pm 
2700 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga
The 'After Party' runs until 6 pm
Food, Drinks and a Jazz Trio
Dress Code:  SNAZZY! 

I will add a link to her memorial page as soon as I have it.

In the meantime, please be assured that, although I will be back and forth running my own dance business up north and acting as operations manager for her studio while Lawrence Williams will continue to manage it.  We are going forward with her 60th dance recital.

Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you for your patience as we are all going through our own transitions at this delicate time.

Miss Doreen Hayes & daughter Alannah Ryane 1962