May 26, 1955 – February 16, 2023
It is with extreme sadness our family announces the passing of Brian Charles Hay after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving husband, Scott Sauder, of 23 years, a marriage full of adventures and smiles. He was a loving son of Kenneth Hay (2000) and Irene Hay (2008), father to Colin Hay (Francesca), Daniel Hay (Rena), an incredible uncle to Shelby and Ian Blackley and a dear brother-in-law to Stacey and Terry Blackley. Brian leaves behind his loving cat Stanley, who loves and misses him dearly.
Brian was an altruistic, compassionate and dedicated man who was always there when you needed him. He was a role model for the next generation and volunteered his time to better his community. Brian’s unique, dry sense of humour and love for everything crafty kept you entertained for hours.
Brian was many things to many people – a 40-year police officer with the Niagara Region (retired 2017), active in Proud To Be Your Friend, World LGBTIQ+ Criminal Justice Professionals, Ham Radio enthusiast with ONTARS, an active member of CanWarn, a Mason (Lodge #616), a Scoutmaster, a member of the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club (Sarg), a carpenter, an electrician, an honest friend, and animal lover.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff of HGH, WCGH, and GNGH for their exemplary care of Brian during his final fight. Your compassion and kindness will never be forgotten.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Davidson Funeral Home, 135 Clarence Street, Port Colborne, between 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A private interment will occur at a later date. A celebration of life will be held on what would have been Brian’s 68th birthday, with more details to follow. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online guest register and condolences are available at www.davidsonfuneralhome.com