M. Alan Hayward, MD|
Al Hayward, died on June 2, 2014 at the age of 90 at home in Redmond, WA.
Alan was born the youngest of four brothers on November 13, 1923 to Mark Arthur and Ruby Benning Hayward above the office of the lumberyard his dad managed in Oakville, Manitoba. He attended the University of Manitoba medical school after becoming a Lieutenant in the Canadian Army during WWII.
After a residency in Vancouver, BC, Alan and family immigrated to the US and practiced first in Gackle, ND, as the town doctor, then in Bellevue, WA, from 1958 until the early 1970's. During his years of private practice in Bellevue he also held a term of Chief of Medical Staff at Overlake Medical Center and was known to many as a pioneer of emergency medicine in the Overlake ER.
After leaving private practice, Al spent his last 10 years of medicine as a physician at Boeing.
Al's life was active and he focused on the outdoors. He was an avid alpine skier, tennis player and golfer. He piloted his own plane and rode his bicycle to work until his ultimate retirement at 78 years old. As so many have before him, he climbed Mt. Rainier; he loved opera and the ballet.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Karen Marie, his four children, Michael, Catherine, Trish (Keith Krumm) and Susan (Alan Kochevar); and her three children Christie Rawlinson, Craig (Pam Rawlinson), and Cari (Tom King), several grandchildren and an extended family throughout Canada and the US whom he cherished.
A celebration of his life will be private. Memorials may be sent to: Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 8, 2014